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Baby Clothes - complete amateur

(8 Posts)
MissTwister Sun 14-Jun-15 11:51:25

Hello

Am washing all the baby clothes with a view to packing the hospital bag. I've got them from different places and have noticed the ones from Tesco say to cut off the labels whereas the ones from M&S don't. Is this necessary to do because I've bought a couple of sizes and this will get confusing? Also won't the short 'stub' of the label be more of an irritant than the whole thing?

Secondly the M&S ones say to wash as a delicate wool wash even though they are 100% cotton - again is this really necessary

Thanks all!

Shootingstar2289 Sun 14-Jun-15 12:15:13

As for the tags, I never know what to do. As I feel that cutting off the tag and leaving a jagged edge might be irritable for baby. Shops would be so much better off putting in sticky labels that you can pull off IMO!

TinyMonkey Sun 14-Jun-15 13:25:23

Never heard of cutting the labels off, and never have. I'm sure your baby won't mind them.

FernGullysWoollyPully Sun 14-Jun-15 13:28:27

I've never cut labels for my 4 and always just wash at 40 (or 60) with my normal bio. Never had a problem.

When the baby actually arrives, you even won't care about all thia, it will just be an achievement to get washing done!

FernGullysWoollyPully Sun 14-Jun-15 13:29:33

hmm utterly illiterate today...

*you won't even care about all this

LumpyCustard69 Mon 15-Jun-15 13:16:57

I've never cut labels off. Just washed everything in non-bio.

Hophop987 Mon 15-Jun-15 13:28:28

Never cut labels off. It would be such a nightmare to try and figure out the size without them.

HazleNutt Mon 15-Jun-15 13:36:52

depends on the label, some of them are really massive, those I cut out indeed.
Normal wash.
Don't wash and pull the tags off everything though - you don't know how big the baby is, or how fast they grow. Mine for example didn't manage to wear most of his newborn and 0-3 clothes, and of course you can't exchange them if they have been washed.

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