Handwash best wash

The best way to care for baby’s clothing is by USING ‘elbow-grease’ especially if it is your first, and you are planning on having more children at a later stage.

This method help me safe a pretty penny with my two eldest children. I had splashed out quite a bit with the first one and luckily had mostly bought gender neutral clothing; so it was easy to use for my second born. First time moms, usually have no idea about the eventual cost of having a baby and it hit me like a bucket of cold water!

Hand care tips:

1. Invest in handwash laundry soap (Sunlight green bar         soap),vinegar and hydrogen peroxide solution (30% volume) and a bucket.

2. Fill the bucket with luke warm water and soak the soiled clothing after rubbing it with the laundry soap.

3. Let it sit in the soapy water for an hour, and gently rub it- till clean- and rinse in clean water.

4. Stubborn Stains: Dab the stain with hydrogen peroxide solution and add a little soap to it. Leave a while and give a quick rub. The stain should fade; if not leave overnight in a water and peroxide solution (A tablespoon peroxide to 1 litre of warm water).

5. Fill the bucket with cold water and add 1/4 cup vinegar, this is your final rinse! Rinse thoroughly ensuring there’s no soap/peroxide residue on the clothing.

6. Hang out or dry as it suits you.

PS.The vinegar softens the clothing and removes all soap residue that might cause irritation to baby’s skin!