My Top 5 Tips for Washing Kid’s Clothes

October 18, 2018

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Every mom (or dad!) would say they’re constantly doing laundry, isn’t that the truth? Kids go through so much laundry — especially my Blake and muddy Liam! I remember when I was a first-time mom and how much information on every single aspect of parenting was out there. It’s a little bit overwhelming. Some amazing advice from my mom that helped me navigate motherhood and those first early days was to get all the baby clothes pre-washed before baby arrives. Whether it was a hand-me-down piece or items I received from my baby shower, I chose to wash them with Ivory Snow since it is the #1 pediatrician recommended baby detergent (hypoallergenic, too!). Knowing that their clothes will not irritate their delicate little skin helps to take away just one of the stresses of prepping for their arrival. Another plus is that you will feel soooo organized with everything tucked away in their drawers ready to go.

 

Even at baby number three, I follow the advice from when Liam was born and I took the time to wash all of Blake’s clothes and those special little blankets to swaddle him up in the hospital. Now we are already at the four-month mark and time is flying by,  Blake, unfortunately, has acid reflux and constantly spits up. The poor little guy! It also creates that much more laundry for his momma. (I know so many of you can relate to this.) It has been difficult to navigate it all, but I feel like since both Liam and Lillya had it I am well seasoned with all that it entails. Bounce, feed, burp, repeat.  And gripe water is seriously a lifesaver! I know it’s just a season and it will pass and all will be good.

 

I have always found it time-consuming to separate all the kids’ clothes in different loads, making everything way too complicated with five of us in the house. I finally made the decision to wash all the kids’ clothes together using Ivory Snow. Oh my goodness, what took me so long? It’s so much easier. Making things as simple as possible helps with the overwhelming to-do list that seems to fill up every day.

Over time, I’ve refined my laundry routine to make sure I get the kids’ clothes as clean (and white) as possible. One of my non-negotiables includes using a laundry detergent that’s gentle enough to not irritate my kids’ skin but tough enough to remove the spit-up, spaghetti sauce, and grass stains that seem to be never ending. For today’s post, I partnered with Ivory Snow , my favorite baby detergent (I love that it has been trusted by moms for 70+ years), to share a couple of my best tips to get kids’ clothes clean and help them look almost like new. (No guarantees, though. Not when it comes to kids, right? ). We are excited to share this coupon when you are shopping at Walmart until November 21st, for detergent for those endless loads of laundry.

My tip to tackling stains…

  1. Dab the excess stain off the surface of the fabric.
  2. Rinse in warm water to help dilute the stain. If you can do this as soon as the stain is on the clothes it always helps.
  3. Pre-treat with Ivory Snow by pouring enough detergent on the garment to cover stain then let it hang out for around 20 minutes. This has been a game changer!
  4. Without rinsing off the detergent, toss the stained item into the washer with the rest of your laundry. It’s that simple! Wash in warm water allowed by the care label with one (1) dose of the appropriate amount of Ivory Snow for the wash load size.
  5. TA-DAH! Clean kids clothes!

I also don’t wash my kids clothes in hot water. Typically the cold/warm cycle.

For me, it’s important to take care of the items we own — including our clothes. Finding a detergent that can effectively clean and treat stains on all my kids’ clothes (without irritating their skin) is a huge win in my books. It’s great to know we can use Ivory Snow to pre-treat all the kid-related stains and wash their laundry all together, no matter their age.

This post was sponsored by Ivory Snow. All opinions and comments are my own.