Do baby blankets need to be washed before use?
It’s a good idea to wash new baby blankets before using them. This is because they might have picked up dust or other yucky stuff during the manufacturing process or while they were being shipped or stored.
Washing the blankets makes them cleaner and safer for your baby to use. Plus, it can make them feel softer and more comfortable for your baby.
How do you wash new baby blankets?
To wash new baby blankets, follow these simple steps:
Read the care label: Before washing the baby blanket, read the care label for any specific instructions, such as water temperature or special washing conditions.
Pre-treat stains: If you see any spots or stains on the baby blanket, take care of them first. Use a special product called “stain remover” to get rid of the stain. Gently apply the stain remover onto the spot and use a soft brush to rub it in.
Wash in a gentle cycle: Set your washing machine to the gentle cycle and use a mild, fragrance-free detergent. Avoid using fabric softeners as they can irritate the baby’s skin.
Rinse thoroughly: After the washing cycle is complete, run an extra rinse cycle to make sure all the detergent is removed.
Dry carefully: Tumble dry the blanket on a low heat setting, or hang it to air dry. Avoid using high heat or drying the blanket for an extended period as it can damage the fabric or shrink the blanket.
Once the baby blanket is washed and dried, it’s ready to use!
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