Many disinfectants actually do help to kill most of the bacteria present in the clothes – mostly “99.9%” according to their claims. However, “Should I Use A Disinfectant To Wash My Baby’s Clothes?” is the frequently asked question in many parent forums.
By adding 1-2 caps full of a disinfectant to the final wash cycle, you could avoid having microbe-rich clothes. However, as your baby’s skin is so sensitive, the clothes soaked in disinfectants, at times, may bring about rashes.
Firstly, you should know that bacteria can spread on the clothes because a baby will spill milk, burp, and vomit on their clothes. These bacteria can sustain multiple washes and detergents. Again, when you use these washed clothes’ for your baby, the chances of them getting an infection is drastically high. Hence, it is essential that your baby’s clothes are not just visibly clean, but are free from bacteria as well.
It is highly advisable to wash baby clothes separately. However, if you do have to wash them with some other clothes, it should be properly disinfected.
However it should not be washed along with contaminated socks, undergarments, kitchen towels, sports gear etc. Also, always wash the baby’s clothes separately if someone is sick in the house, or someone has a skin wound or allergy.
This brings up to the second part of our answer. Using a disinfectant is definitely a great way to ensure that your baby’s clothes are germ and bacteria free. However, there are other ways to disinfect the baby’s clothes.
Follow the below tips to ensure that your baby does not get any rashes or infection from the clothes they wear:
It would be ideal to clean your washing machine after every cycle, and use the sun to dry the clothes as much as possible. Though this could seem like hard work, remember your little efforts can go a long way to keep your baby clean and healthy.