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Washing stuff beforehand

(9 Posts)
CatRash Sat 17-Jun-17 10:27:18

I've read on here before about washing everything beforehand for baby i.e. clothes because of chemicals used during the manufacturing process.

Little bit sad as I love the feel of new stuff and I'd never pre-wash anything for myself or DH. In fact I love that plastic smell of new bedding lol.

But happy to do anything for the LO before he/she makes as appearence if it's what is recommended.

I assume the same thing applies to bedding - but what about everything else?

Muslins? Bibs? Cuddly toys? Etc.

Where do you draw the line?? I was thinking just stuff with immediate, prolonged skin contact but then what about toys - don't babies like to suck/lick things?

Pretty sure I'm completely overthinking this!! On the other hand it's a lovely weekend for drying stuff grin

Joinourclub Sat 17-Jun-17 10:28:19

I just did clothes and bedding.

RaeSkywalker Sat 17-Jun-17 10:28:27

I washed everything, including cuddly toys.

MyfatheristheKing Sat 17-Jun-17 10:29:22

Wash everything smile

moggle Sat 17-Jun-17 10:30:28

Muslins aren't absorbent until you've washed them a few times so def do those.
I did wash all the newborn clothes but often didn't bother after that so I wouldn't say it's essential. Personally it was the smell of some new clothes I didn't like especially stuff that came in a plastic packet. If it was a winter baby I'd say you could just wash the vests. Don't bother with toys. Def bedding if it smells. TBH they will only wear the unwashed stuff for a few hours so I don't think it's a big deal. And they don't really suck and put things in their mouths until a bit later on.

I just really liked seeing all the tiny things blowing on the washing line all at once!!

Wolfiefan Sat 17-Jun-17 10:30:33

I wouldn't bother with toys. Newborns won't be grabbing toys and stuffing them in their mouths!
Muslins, bibs, bedding and clothing.

CatRash Sat 17-Jun-17 10:35:50

Thanks for all the replies!!

Didn't know that about muslins so thank you!! They were the one thing I thought I definitely won't need to wash!!!

I'm in for a fun weekend!!

arbrighton Sat 17-Jun-17 11:00:27

I've just put anything baby related in to the wash.

All folded and put away now, ready for induction at the end of the week.

I'll just have to do the bedside crib ones when it's delivered on Monday now

TwinkleStars15 Sat 17-Jun-17 11:45:59

I've just put all baby's stuff in the wash and feel a bit sad about it, there's something nice about new clothes!

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