Babies will be babies, and they will be messy. But as elders, we clean them and their messes because this also teaches them about cleanliness. The item that helps us the most in this task is towels or washcloths. We trust our towels to do the job because they are soft to the touch, absorbent, and quick-drying. And with kids, you need all these qualities in a towel!
Washing towels may appear simple. But following the correct method is essential if you want them to last. While you can clean a towel by simply tossing it into the washing machine, these tips will come in handy to make your towels look and feel fresh wash after wash. With the proper washing and drying techniques, you can avoid musty odours and faded colours to preserve your towels' soft, fluffy texture. In addition, by learning how to wash baby bedding and bath linens correctly, you'll keep your little one comfy and ensure the fabric's longevity. That's an important point when you're investing in high-quality materials.
Here are some tips we follow and want you to try too!
- Always wash towels before their first use. This helps remove any finishes or irritants that may have accumulated.
- Try to use unscented, mild, and organic products for washing towels and process them with a gentle wash for longevity.
- Cold water is always recommended for regular washes. However, if the towel becomes soiled, wash it in hot or warm water to help disinfect the fabric.
- Towels and washcloths are designed to absorb water, which means they also absorb dyes, so wash colours separately. In particular, always wash baby towels separately.
- Do not use bleach, as the chemicals can irritate delicate skin and damage the fabric's fibres.
- For hard stains and smells and to prevent the colours from bleeding, wash towels with half a cup of white vinegar.
- To keep the baby's towels soft, try to wash them after every use, especially in the first few months. This is because your baby's immune system is not strong, so this will help protect them against diseases.
- It's important that towels get completely dry between uses. This will help cut down on the residual buildup of bacteria.
So, how many baby bath towels do you need? It's best to have at least three to five sets of towels and washcloths, depending on how frequently you do laundry and to have a backup in case of unexpected soiling.