Bringing home a newborn baby comes with a steep learning curve of new schedules, new budgets, and loads and loads of laundry. "Babies make a lot of mess between spitting up, drooling, and having diaper leaks," said Sandra Crawley, BSN, RN at a Level II Family Birth Center in central Illinois and medical consultant at Mom Loves Best. "You'll be doing a lot of additional laundry as a parent."
With delicate skin and evolving immune systems, the little bundles of joy are extremely vulnerable to the environment around them. Luckily, there are many steps you can take when washing your baby's clothes to limit their exposure to unnecessary germs, chemicals, and bacteria.