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Katyx3 Fri 22-Jun-18 14:41:37

Did anyone else not wash baby clothes before going in hospital bag?
They are all brand new the ones I've been given have been washed
cue the hate hmm x

aldaniti Fri 22-Jun-18 14:42:14

I didn't. Nothing terrible happened.

Steeley113 Fri 22-Jun-18 14:42:52

I did for my first, not the others. Only stuff I washed was anything I was given 2nd hand. They’ve all survived just fine grin

onemouseplace Fri 22-Jun-18 14:45:15

Not a thing.

DD1 was in SCBU for 2 weeks and we didn't have any prem-baby stuff - so DH would come into the unit via Mothercare most days with what we needed. Not a single SCBU nurse ever told me that I should be washing the things I took straight out of the packet, so I never worried about after that.

Katyx3 Fri 22-Jun-18 14:47:08

Ahhh buzzing thanks all haha
I'm also proper paranoid about buying nappies now as I keep reading that babies are allergic to certain ones! So far I've only got pampers and want to buy more while they are a good price and I have vouchers!!
I got 88 for £6 instead of £18 so hope they are ok! Lol x

MyKingdomForBrie Fri 22-Jun-18 14:48:29

Nope I didn't wash anything, it seemed like much too overwhelming a task when heavily pregnant!

RedPandaMama Fri 22-Jun-18 14:50:38

I never washed anything new, just second hand stuff.
My DD is really allergic to Pampers, gave her nappy rash with bleeding spots sad I would buy some Lidl/Aldi nappies too! Way cheaper and IMO better.

Good luck with your baby!

SPARKS17 Fri 22-Jun-18 15:06:55

I'm not planning on washing anything brand new because I am going to buy a variety of sized newborn clothing and return anything that doesn't fit!

I really dont want to waste money on the wrong sized newborn clothes I find the names really confusing, tiny baby, newborn, first size. No idea what will fit so buying them all and returning what we dont need.

MonkeyBrainsInPickle Fri 22-Jun-18 15:10:43

I didn’t. It caused zero issues 🤷🏼‍♀️

Katyx3 Fri 22-Jun-18 15:12:00

@RedPandaMama that's such a shame, that's what I'm worried about! Just hope I can at least use the ones I have then will send him off shopping to get a few different ones if need be, have heard aldi are good!

Katyx3 Fri 22-Jun-18 15:13:22

@SPARKS17 I'm the same and they haven't given me an estimated birth weight recently so now he has three going home outfits! Tiny baby new baby and newborn I think?! Well confusing! Boots is the only place I've found say the weight for the clothes on the hangers too x

NotAsGreenAsCabbageLooking Fri 22-Jun-18 15:13:55

I always did, and will do again.

Most clothes are made in foreign countries with completely different rules and regs. And they are all sprayed with chemicals to give them that ‘new’ smell.

I wouldn’t want to dress my baby in something that has likely been in numerous factory locations, handled by unknown numbers of people and then covered in chemicals.

No hate for anyone or their choices, it’s just not something I’m happy doing.

Katyx3 Fri 22-Jun-18 15:14:14

Thanks everyone 😍
Baby Archie is due two weeks on Sunday, and I'm not panicking, honest blush

TroubledLichen Fri 22-Jun-18 15:14:54

I did before she was born, never pre-washed again after that!

Katyx3 Fri 22-Jun-18 15:15:18

@NotAsGreenAsCabbageLooking totally understandable! Like a PP said I just generally don't have energy to do my own washing nevermind more at this stage blush

Pebblespony Fri 22-Jun-18 15:16:54

Nope. Didn't bother. No problem. And DD is sensitive to some bath bubble things so it's not a case that she's got super tough skin.

Bluebirdsky Fri 22-Jun-18 15:20:46

I have but only because it's my first and I am excited and I wanted to, not because I seriously believe that anything bad would happen if I don't!

welshweasel Fri 22-Jun-18 16:01:13

Never washed anything, which was great as it meant we could return/exchange stuff that was the wrong size.

AnonyMousee Fri 22-Jun-18 16:08:56

apparently you should only worry about the ones you buy on hangers (that strangers have touched in shops) but those sleepsuits etc that come in packets i wouldnt bother about washing!

but personally preference really, im sure no baby has ever died over it lol

happymummy12345 Fri 22-Jun-18 16:10:27

I didn't.

liquidrevolution Fri 22-Jun-18 16:14:43

Not only did I not wash new clothes I also didn't bother with non bio for washing after wear. I hate the smell so didn't want to change brand.

A lot of other mum's hyperventilated when I let that little nugget slip at babygroup...

GobblersKnob Fri 22-Jun-18 16:19:20

I wash everyone's clothes before wearing. Guidelines are to always wash all baby and small children's clothes as well as all underwear, sportswear and anything tight fitting or that you will sweat heavily in.

If they are made out if the UK they can be treated with all kinds of chemicals either to add a finish to the fabric, or to prevent damp or mould in storage or transportation, that will then be in direct contact with the skin.

Pepper123123 Fri 22-Jun-18 17:00:14

I didn't even know it was a thing until I saw this post.

Never heard of washing brand new clothes.....

Pebblespony Fri 22-Jun-18 17:29:20

My DH prefers them to be washed but he doesn't wash them himself so I take the tags off and scrunch them up a bit before I throw them in the press. He's none the wiser. Before anyone says anything he does his own washing but I do DD as I'm on maternity leave still.

Susikettu Fri 22-Jun-18 20:04:22

I'm planning on washing all of the new clothes we had. I used to work in the fashion buying industry and each garment can be touched by tens of people, in dirty factories and then are all sprayed with chemicals to treat pests/keep them neat. They can also be on a ship in transit for 6months before they even get to the warehouse here, then on another truck into store. I'm sure it won't hurt them but I would definitely prefere to know all that craps been washed off.

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