Frequently Asked Questions
Your baby’s safety is one of the essential things you must consider when buying clothes for your little ones. Knowing that your baby’s security relies on your hands, we’ve given you some safety tips that are sure to come in handy:
1. Size: Ensure your baby is wearing the right size clothes. Do not sacrifice their comfort and safety by selecting loose or tight clothing.
2. Fabric: Select clothes made of soft, breathable material that won’t cause any irritation to your baby. With that being said, fabrics like synthetic materials are to be avoided. Also, clothes with decorative elements are off your shopping list as they fall off quite easily and might become a choking issue for your precious baby.
3. Fasteners: Buying clothes with fasteners attached securely to the garments is sure to keep your baby safe. Again, loose parts or decorations can impose a choking hazard.
4. Flame resistance: Always check whether garments have flame-resistant icons or labels, or search for flame-resistant materials when purchasing baby clothes to prevent injuries if a fire starts.
5. Labels: Don’t let such tags or labels ruin their playtimes, as these can bring irritation to the skin of your baby.
In summary, always prioritise the safety, comfort, and functionality of every piece of clothing because fashion trends don’t necessarily mean comfort to babies.
Treat baby clothes with care, just like you would for your newborn. Caring for these garments will also benefit you as it maintains their quality and shelf life. The following are the guidelines you need to keep in mind when handling your baby's garments.
1. Read the care label: Since some clothing has special care or washing instructions, it is important to read these labels and follow the said instructions given.
2. Sort your clothes: Before washing, it is a great idea to arrange the clothing according to its colour and fabric type to avoid ruining the colours and fabrics of the clothing.
3. Use the right detergent: Different fabrics require different detergents. For instance, mild detergents are commonly used for more delicate materials, while heavier detergents are better for heavily soiled clothes.
4. Wash in cold water: Always use cold water to prevent discolouration, which is also gentler on clothes.
5. Avoid overloading the washer: Ensure that the clothes are properly cleaned by not overloading the washer so that it will not also damage your baby's garments.
6. Dry clothes properly: First, check the garments' labels to see whether they can be tumble-dried or air-dried. Be careful to use the suggested heat setting attached to the care label to ensure your baby's clothes are perfectly fine.
7. Iron clothes if necessary: Remove those unwanted wrinkles on the clothing with the use of a steam iron. It will also improve the overall appearance of your baby's clothes.
8. Store clothes properly: Make sure that the garments are kept in a cool and dry place. You may either hang the clothes on hangers or neatly fold them, depending on the type of clothing.
You will need to remember these guidelines as they keep your baby's clothing in good condition for a reasonable amount of time.