For most new parents, the question of how to wash baby bedding is a very important one. Baby skin is very sensitive and delicate, so anything that touches a baby’s skin should be clean and soft. Doctors always recommend that parents buy special detergent to wash baby clothes and bedding. But, if you use a natural detergent like Rockin' Green you don’t need to buy a separate detergent to wash baby bedding or baby clothes in. Natural detergents that have no added dyes, chemicals, sulfates or fragrances will ensure that your baby’s bedding and clothes are clean and soft. Natural detergents are the best choice for your whole family because anyone in the family can have allergic or skin reactions to chemical based detergents or those that contain heavy fragrances. These tips on how to wash baby bedding will help you give your baby safe, allergen-free bedding that will be soft and cuddly too:

Always use a natural detergent: Even some detergents that say they are safe for baby items have chemicals or fragrances in them. Babies have very sensitive skin that can become irritated by any chemical, even chemical fragrances. Natural detergents like Rockin Green are always gentle and contain no irritants or allergens that might cause rashes or other skin reactions.

Wash on the gentle cycle: To keep the softness in blankets and other baby bedding, make sure that you wash them on the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Using the gentle cycle will also help preserve the fabric so that the baby bedding will last longer. You should always wash baby items separately from the rest of the laundry too.

Pre-soak stains: Babies are little stain machines. If you are washing baby bedding that contains some set in stains like formula, pre-soak the bedding in some hot water and natural detergent. The detergent will help break down the stains so when you wash the bedding it will come out clean and soft and safe for your baby.

Line dry baby bedding whenever possible: Dryers can do a number on delicate baby bedding. Natural sunlight is a great disinfectant so if you can dry the baby bedding on a clothesline instead of using the dryer, you should. Bedding that is clean and smells fresh from being outdoors will also help soothe your baby to sleep. If you live in an apartment or a home that doesn’t have a clothesline outdoors, you can buy a drying rack and put it out in the sun for a few hours to naturally dry baby bedding.