Baby Undershirts

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Baby Undershirts
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Thu, 07-26-2012 - 5:13am

Tuesday dil and I went thru all the baby clothing so far,,,

To be helpful I brought home all the undershirts home to help wash them.... do you think there are enough L/S undershirts? LOL (and before you ask they are all newborn or up to 2 -3 months).

So the labels all say do not tumble dry..... ? Ok they are all 100% cotton but wow,,,, I bought some special baby laundry detergent (no phosphates, no additvies or perfumes) and an aloe vera/water lily fabric softener for people with allergies, says it's also for babes.

I have a question????? Do all the baby things need to be separately washed? Guess what i'm doing today?

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 5:54am

Good Grief Suzan!    How many babies are on the way :smileyvery-happy:   Just kidding .. easy to go through a few of these undershirts in a day for sure!   100% cotton doesn't tumble dry well except maybe on a really low setting so there again, having so many means there will be time for things to dry!

Good idea to get the  especially for babies washing products.   I know when my guys were little I washed and ironed their clothes and bedding every day!   Hmmmm .. bit of a worry I know.  I know my ddil's didn't do that and the kids survived!

I would most definitely have a *baby only* load.   Thinking after say three months, then the baby washing could be combined with the parents' but up until then .. just what I would do but many wouldn't.

Hey, if you have to do laundry today .. this is the BEST kind of laundry!

Time is coming fast .. so exciting!

We are back to babysitting Tay tomorrow and I am looking forward to seeing her.

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 7:08am

That's a lot of undershirts!  I think 100% cotton could be tumble dried on a low setting, maybe, but would probably shrink, and that may not be a good thing. And they could be washed with other laundry, if a gentle, non-allergenic detergent is used for all the laundry, but chances are, there will be so many baby things to wash, it'll be no problem making a load or two of just baby things.


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Registered: 03-20-2001
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 7:23am
HI STRANGER! Glad to see you finally could get signed in...

i'm almost finished washing those undershirts,, dil can do the rest of the stuff herself, we just thought the stuff that touches the body should be washed before using. (Jackets and other stuff not necessarily I guess). (WEll sheets and bedding of course will be washed. The laundry detergent I bought is really good,,, and it all looks good and clean and "steril" to me.... smells nice and clean without any perfumed smells..... just clean clean if you KWIM.

thanks for the info.... just doing a lot of separate wash the first time as i'm not sure if some of those bright reds and colors on the white shirts will bleed,, (am washing on 30° cool water ) Oh, and they all came out very soft so are hanging on the drying rack,,,, no dryer..... no problem

Have fun with Taylor,,, I'm fur baby sitting C from 2 hrs ago until who knows when. LOL Til Saturaday for sure.
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Registered: 03-20-2001
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 7:25am
Thanks Ann,,,, BTW I bought a lot of those shirts but not all,,, some of them were preseents from her girlfirends and my MIL/FIL. They are coming out nicely, line drying them (indoors) and they just smell "babyish", no real perfumed overbearing smell like my own laundry has... (I like lily of the valley smell on my washed clothing.... )LOL
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Registered: 02-07-2001
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 9:29am

Cute shirts and it is nice to have several since we know how babies tend to leak and urp all over...defective little beings, but we love them, lol!

The only clothing that I washed separately when my kids were babies was hubby's.  He was a machinist and so all of his clothing was done in a load all of their own.  I washed my kids' stuff with mine.  Also, those t-shirts will be just fine drying on low or medium.

 

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Registered: 09-25-2010
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 9:45am
Too cute Suzan,
As others have said .. baby stuff separately!
Enjoy :smileyhappy:




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Registered: 12-09-2003
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 2:58pm

it'll be no problem making a load or two of just baby things.

** it still never ceases to amaze me how one tiny little baby can make such huge loads of laundry LOL .. let alone take up every inch of the house!

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 3:03pm
Fair enough on the coloured stuff first time! Can you imagine putting them all in together and turning them all pink! PINK! ARGH! LOL!

Glad Coffee is around to keep you company! Yep, time to get ready to go for me. I have been told it is a case of jogging now to keep up with Taylor. Fingers crossed for a nice day out there today!

Good to be able to log in again!

Friday begins ...
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Registered: 07-29-2002
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 10:11pm
Wow, look at all those shirts. What a fun time. Can't wait til the little guy shows up.

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 7:37am
I'm finished washing all the things I brought home , all was line dried, hot outside , all folded ..... it looks sooooooo nice and babyish. I some point I had tears in my eyes remembering the absolutely lovely wonderful stupendous loving time I spent with my infant ds. I loved that time.

I, like you, do not remember washing everything separately and my ds still lives and is healthy. LOL

About leaks and urps... I was trying to explain to my dil why they might want to put a special cloth /rubberized thing to go under the sheet and over the mattress to keep the mattress dry at times. LOL She said, "oh, he'll have a diaper on so there will be no leaks. " OK : live and learn ;O)

To each his own, and my dil has the laundry all to herself next tiime ;O) She can do it however she feels she wants to see it done LOL

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