How To Wash Your Breastfeeding Cover
For so many mothers a breastfeeding cover is one of the most important items that they own. They are so useful and can at times be a lifesaver. It is no wonder that they are a pram essential for so many Australian mothers. However, it is crucial that they are always washed and cleaned properly.
Our Advice On How To Wash Your Breastfeeding Cover
There are a couple of things that you should be mindful of when washing your breastfeeding cover. To make things easy for you we want to fill you in on some of the important parts of this process.
You should always pre-wash your breastfeeding cover before it is first used. Items may be exposed to many germs when they are being transported or on display in a store. This is why they should be pre-washed.
When washing this item there will be some trial and error. It is important to pay attention to how your child feels around the breastfeeding cover after it is washed, and pay attention to any rashes that may be caused by detergents.
The temperature you should wash your breastfeeding cover should be clearly labelled on it somewhere.
If you are looking for the best way to treat a stain it might involve a bit of trial and error. Biological laundry detergent can work, as well as soaking the breastfeeding cover.
A lot of parents wonder if their breastfeeding cover needs to be washed separately from everything else. Usually, it is fine for a breastfeeding cover to be washed with other items, however, there are some things that should always be avoided in the same washing load as your breastfeeding cover.
Illness – Do not put your breastfeeding cover in the same load as someone who has an illness that is infectious.
Food Preparation – Keep your breastfeeding cover separate from any items that may have been involved in food preparation, like tea towels
Pets – Never put your cover in the same load of washing as one that has anything that your pet uses
Uniforms – Keep the work uniforms of people who work in industries with high germs — nurses, farmers, cooks — in their own separate load.
Here are a couple of extra little tips that we think will really come in handy for you.
Have Backups – Have backups of your covers in case they all get dirty. If you are looking for a new one here is a great guide to choosing a breastfeeding cover.
Double Rinse – Always double rinse your covers to ensure there are no detergents residue on them
Drying - Dry your covers straight away once they are cleaned. This will prevent any odour bacteria from growing
When it comes to washing a breastfeeding cover there will be a bit of trial and error depending on how your child reacts to certain variables. However, we are hopeful that our advice will help you.
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