The easiest way to dry your baby's clothes is in a clothes dryer. A dryer is quick and keeps baby's clothing from getting stiff which can happen when air-drying garments. However, a dryer will shrink or temporarily shrink your baby's clothes because it uses high heat to dry clothing.
Seeing as baby is growing so fast and out growing clothes, you'll want to get the most wear out of each item before you'll need to move onto the next size. If the item is a baby novelty t-shirt or something you love to see your baby wear, you'll want to keep decals and screen printing looking like new and colors from fading.
To maintain longer life for your baby's clothes, you may choose to air dry certain items like t-shirts. Baby and toddler t-shirts can be re-shaped and even stretched after washing and laid flat to dry. You can soften the air dried t-shirt by putting it in the dryer on the air dry setting for 10 minutes or by rubbing the fabric against itself to remove stiffness.
Your baby's skin is sensitive. It's best to use a detergent and softener that are mild, hypoallergenic, fragrance and dye free to prevent rashes and skin irritations. Just keep in mind that "natural" and "organic" doesn't always mean better. Your child can be allergic to natural things too.
All new clothing should be washed in a mild detergent prior to wear. This removes dust and dirt the garment picked up along its journey from fabric to sale rack. Some moms prefer to do a second rinse in the wash to remove leftover detergents and softeners.
Some detergents and softeners claim to be for babies or recommended by pediatricians such as Dreft, All Free and Clear and Seventh Generation. You can start with those brands. If your baby or toddler shows signs of a contact dermatitis, move on to other brands until you find the one that's right for your baby. ve a multitude of uses. Blankets can be used for burping, changing diapers, play places, stroller blankets, breastfeeding privacy and even security and teething.