Jul 13

9 Suggestions for Cleaning and Washing Your Baby Quilts

Cleaning and washing your baby quilts is important since they will get plenty of use from your newborn. 

Babies tend to make a mess with their eating habits and dirty diapers.  Many times that new baby quilt just happens to get dirty and washing it is needed.  Here are 9 suggestions for cleaning and washing your baby quilts.cleaning and washing your baby quilts

  • You can either hand wash or machine wash baby quilts in cold water on gentle cycle since they are made from either 100% baby cotton flannel or 100% cotton.
  • Just as you would wash all other clothes for your newborn baby, use gentle baby detergents so not to harm the fibers.
  • If pre-treating unwanted stains become necessary for any of your handmade baby quilts, rub gently on the spots, then hand wash or machine in cold water on the gentle cycle.
  • Handmade baby quilts are keepsakes, so keep washing to a minimum. With the new fabrics on today’s market, they do hold up better than years past, but colors will eventually fade after repeated washings.
  • To remove excess water after rinsing, use the palm of your hand and press down on the quilt. Do not wring dry.
  • If machine drying, use low heat until most of the moisture is removed and then air dry.
  • Use a non-porous surface when laying your quilt flat to dry.
  • Do not dry clean handmade baby quilts. This process will damage the fabrics.
  • Finally, keep brightly colored quilts away from sunlight. If you are not using the baby quilts, store them in a closet, under the crib, or in a dresser. Baby quilts that are used as wall decorations and hung on the wall will fade over time.

All babies need a soft place to be able to lie on, a place to be able to roll over for the first time, and all those times afterwards. 

Be sure that you follow these 9 suggestions for cleaning and washing your baby quilts.

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