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How To Wash Baby Clothes

4 min read | 20 July 2020

Purebaby products are made from organic cotton, meaning that they have not been treated with any harmful chemicals.

We recommend washing your babies’ clothes with detergents that are kind to the environment and have the least amount of chemicals in their ingredient list. While we do not recommend any particular brand of detergent, try to use sensitive washing powders and liquids. This will help to ensure your little one does not experience any reactions to artificial perfumes and chemicals.

Purebaby infographic illustrating how to wash baby clothes, including detergent, washing and drying

When choosing a washing detergent, it is important to know remember that your babies’ skin is very thin, as it has not yet matured. Therefore, anything you put on or directly up against their delicate skin will be absorbed into their bloodstream. Choosing to wash your little ones’ clothing in something as natural as possible will ensure nothing unwanted is absorbed into the garment.

Before washing your babies’ clothes, it is always important to check the individual care instructions attached to each garment. Below are the washing recommendations for the different fabrics and products we offer at Purebaby.

Organic Cotton

Machine-wash your organic cotton in cold or warm water. Line or tumble dry on a low heat. Fabric softeners or bleach are not advised.


Please take particular care when washing your woollen garments, as some of our pieces do require hand washing in an approved liquid wool detergent. Do not bleach woollen garments, as this will destroy the natural fibres. As wool is a natural fibre, it may pill through general wear. The best way to maintain a premium look and feel of your woollen garment is to remove any pilled balls by gently plucking or combing the fabric with a knitwear comb. Once the yarn has finished releasing these shorter fibres, the longer, higher, twisted fibres will remain, and the pilling will cease.

We do not recommend tumble drying any Purebaby garments that contain wool.

Cotton Sleeping Bags

Machine-wash your sleeping bag in cold or warm water with your eco-friendly detergent of choice. Line or tumble dry on a low heat. Fabric softeners or bleach are not advised for this fabric. Ensure the zip is fully closed to prevent snagging or tears.

Natural Fibre Wadding Sleeping Bags

Purebaby is unique in that we offer natural fibre wadding in our Sleeping Bags, which provides warmth, while still allowing the skin to breathe. To care for your Sleeping Bags, we recommend a gentle machine wash, followed by line drying.

Depending on their TOG rating and thickness, our Sleeping Bags do take some time to dry. We recommend you have at least 2 or 3 Sleeping Bags on hand to ensure that your little one does not have a night without their warm Sleeping Bag.

If you follow the washing instructions for each garment, then you are giving the garment the best possible opportunity to last longer. This gives more longevity of use for you to then pass it down to subsequent children, give to other friends and family or donate the item to charity.

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