How to Care for Your Bamboo Baby Clothes: Tips and Tricks

How to Care for Your Bamboo Baby Clothes: Tips and Tricks

Bamboo baby clothes are a great investment for parents who are looking for sustainable, hypoallergenic, and durable clothing options for their babies. With proper care and attention, they can last for years and provide comfort and protection to your little ones. By following these tips and tricks, you can ensure that your bamboo baby clothes stay snuggly-soft and will reduce the chances of annoying things like pilling and shrinking.

Read the Care Label

The care label on your bamboo baby clothes will tell you how to properly care for them. Always read the label before washing or drying. For example, on our clothes we recommend you machine wash cool with like colors, lay flat or hang to dry, and use warm iron to smooth out wrinkles, if needed. Following the care label for your items will ensure that your bamboo clothes stay in excellent condition.

Wash in cold water and a gentle setting

Although bamboo is a durable fabric, it can be easily damaged by high heat. To prevent damage and keep the fabric soft, always wash bamboo baby clothes in cold water. Hot water can cause shrinkage and weaken the fibers of the fabric. Using a gentle detergent designed for delicate fabrics will also help to keep your bamboo baby clothes soft and looking like new.

Avoid bleach and fabric softeners

Bleach and fabric softeners can damage bamboo fibers and cause them to break down over time. Instead, use a gentle, eco-friendly detergent designed for delicate fabrics. If you need to use a stain remover, choose a natural one that won’t harm the bamboo fibers. To keep your bamboo baby clothes soft and fluffy, you can add wool dryer balls to the dryer.

Air dry or tumble dry low

Bamboo is a fast-drying fabric, so it doesn’t take long to air dry. If you choose to tumble dry, use a low heat setting to minimize heat damage to the fabric because heat can cause shrinkage and weaken the fibers. 

Store bamboo baby clothes properly

To keep your bamboo baby clothes from losing their shape, proper storage is key. Always fold them neatly and store them in a dry, cool place. Avoid hanging bamboo baby clothes, as the weight of the fabric can cause them to stretch and become misshapen.

Wash bamboo baby clothes separately

Bamboo fabric is incredibly soft, but it can also be prone to pilling. To prevent pilling, wash bamboo baby clothes separately from other clothing items, especially those with rough textures. Definitely separate your bamboo items from other items that have velcro and zippers (especially metal ones) because those can snag the fabric and cause holes. If you don't have enough bamboo for a full load on it's own, you can also toss them in a delicates bag before washing to protect them from other items (and it also makes it easier to find them to hang dry).

Go ahead and wash your bamboo clothes with confidence!