How do I keep my kid’s clothes looking new?

How do I keep my kid’s clothes looking new?

Kid’s clothes can take a beating with their active lifestyles - playing, running, exploring and more. As a parent, keeping their clothes looking like new can seem like a constant challenge.

But with the right strategies, you can extend the life of their clothes and save time and money in the long run. In this article we'll show you what you need to consider to keep your children's clothes looking like new.

Choosing Quality Clothes

Investing in quality garments is the first step in ensuring their longevity. When buying clothes for your children, look for garments made from durable materials such as cotton, denim or blends designed to withstand frequent washing and wear. Also, consider the construction of the garments, such as reinforced seams and buttons, to ensure they can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. 
 

Proper Washing Techniques for Kid’s Clothes 

To maintain the colour and quality of your children's clothes, it is essential to follow proper washing techniques. Start by sorting clothes by fabric type and colour to prevent fading and damage. 
 

Also, use mild, child-friendly detergents that do not contain harsh chemicals that can irritate or damage delicate fabrics. Other advice is to use cold or lukewarm water temperatures to prevent shrinkage or fading, especially if the clothes are bright or dark in colour.
 

Treat stains immediately 

Stains are inevitable when it comes to children's clothing, but immediate action can prevent them from becoming permanent. Treat stains immediately by dabbing with a clean cloth and applying a mild stain remover or household solution such as baking soda. Avoid rubbing the stain as this can spread it further across the fabric. For stubborn stains, consider pre-soaking the garment before washing.
 

Drying methods 

The way you dry your clothes can significantly affect their longevity. While machine drying is faster, air drying is gentler on fabrics and helps prevent shrinkage and fading. If you use a dryer, we recommend opting for a low temperature and for a short time. However, whenever possible, it is best to hang your clothes to dry to maintain their shape and reduce the risk of wrinkles.
 

Ironing and Steaming 

Proper ironing and steaming also makes a significant difference in the appearance of kid’s clothes. We recommend using a steam iron at low temperature for delicate fabrics to avoid burning or damaging them. Steamers are also a great alternative for removing wrinkles from clothing without direct contact, making them ideal for sensitive fabrics like silk or chiffon.

 

Teaching children to take care of their clothes

Involving children in caring for their clothes can teach them valuable life skills and a sense of responsibility. They can learn simple tasks such as folding and sorting clothes, for example. Also, encourage them to put dirty clothes in the hamper to encourage good habits from a young age.

Keeping your kids' clothes looking new requires a combination of proper care, maintenance, and smart shopping choices. By following the tips outlined above, you can extend the life of their clothing, save money, and teach them valuable lessons about responsibility and sustainability. 

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