10 Baby Laundry Tricks and Tips for New moms
This post is in collaboration with LG about Laundry days.
When you become a mom, you realize that the world of dealing with vast amounts of laundry becomes a norm. Tiny humans bring piles of laundry.
Who knew that a baby could poop and puke that much?! I remember that on just one day, I changed outfits on my lastborn Kirav like 6 times because he either messed it with poop or spoilt milk.
If you are doing cloth diapering, you most probably will end up spending more time in the laundry room but it’s so worth it in the end.
My biggest concern has been how do I get the best results, save water, electricity and time when it comes to laundry? I know that I am asking for a lot… but it can be done!
Firstly, it is important that you invest in a good washing machine because trust me, hand washing can feel like you’re being punished for spending too much time with your husband.
LG has introduced the smart inverter washing machine aka the washing machine every first-time mom needs to know about.
Features you need to know about that will help with the Laundry:
- You will always be running around to clean puke and poop.
LG offers the Energy Saving with Smart Inverter Control that helps eliminates wasted operation by efficiently controlling energy use.
- You need time to rock your baby to sleep instead of worrying about making sure your clothes spin in the washing machine.
LG’s Smart Motion has 3 kinds of motions which is created by the Smart Inverter for optimized washing by fabric type.
- You need a powerful machine for poop and puke!
LG’s Turbo Drum™ enables the most powerful wash and removes even the toughest dirt through strong water stream of rotating drum and pulsator in the opposite direction.
- You need to pre-wash clothing items because of poop and puke!
LG’s Auto Pre-Wash offers one touch for tough stains to be gone.
- Baby’s skin is super sensitive and prone to reactions.
LG’s Side Waterfall enables the best mixing of detergent with water while minimizing detergent residue that can cause skin irritation and allergy.
- You deserve a long nap while doing the laundry!
LG’s LoDecibel™ & Less Vibration Smart Inverter Motor minimizes noise and vibration level.
- Your machine needs to be saved from your toddler who wants to press all the buttons and draw on it.
LG’s stylish and durable design ensures convenience and safety while offering efficient and innovative features like an anti-scratch glass that will save your machine from your 2-year-old.
Now that you know what I am using at home to make laundry easier, let me tell you about what 3 kids have taught me over the past 5 years.
10 Baby Laundry Tricks and Tips for New Moms:
1. Invest in a good baby laundry detergent because harmful chemical residues can easily be absorbed by your baby’s skin which can cause an outbreak. My sons have eczema, so I learned about this the hard way.
2. Make sure that you wash baby’s new clothes before wearing.
3. Skip the fabric softener if your little one has sensitive skin. I know, you want your baby’s clothes to feel soft and smell amazing but sometimes it can work against your baby’s skin.
4. Mesh laundry bags will become your best friend for socks, bibs, hats, and other tiny items because sometimes things magically disappear from washers especially tiny ones.
Bonus: Use Tennis Balls as Dryer Balls.
5. A retractable clothesline is a must-have when you have a baby in the house. It really helps on those rainy days when you need to dry clothing inside or if you have less space at home.
6. Make sure you Velcro bibs together before putting in them in the wash so they don’t mess up other clothes.
7. Pre-treat the blowouts – Keep a small bottle of baby powder in the diaper bag for pre-treating stains on-the-go.
8. Call vinegar your new best friend – helps with urine odours and helps keep baby’s clothes soft.
9. Use old bath water to soak stained clothes until laundry day.
10. Consider pre-sorting laundry bins – (light, dark and mix) to help sort your laundry loads for the week.
Please note: Currently, in South Africa, we are facing water shortages and drought in certain parts of the country, especially in Cape Town so I wouldn’t advise moms there to be machine washing right now. In Johannesburg, we are on stage 1 which still allows us to machine wash but we should try and minimize the use of dishwashers and washing machines if possible. This post is dedicated to my readers worldwide.