reusing baby clothes

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  1. Lau88

    Lau88 Well-Known Member

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    I've been having a massive clear out and having found some of los cutest outfits put them a side. Then I got wondering is a new baby wearing them dangerous? I know mattresses are a no go but what about clothes? Are there any risks?
     
  2. katherinegrey

    katherinegrey Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of any risks with baby clothes, as long as they're freshly washed I can't see a problem :shrug:
     
  3. sue_88

    sue_88 Well-Known Member

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    You can put clothes in a washing machine on 60C (less than 60C doesn't kill bacteria) which kills bacteria and makes them ok & nice to wear.

    Mattresses can't be washed effectively to ensure all bacteria is removed, best to use a new one.
     
  4. rhdr9193..x

    rhdr9193..x Oliver's mummy :D

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    No problem with using second hand clothes :)
     
  5. Lau88

    Lau88 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I thought, thanks ladies :)
     
  6. supertabby

    supertabby Well-Known Member

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    It's fine, just give them a wash.

    The reason for new mattress per baby is mainly due to the indentations (often unseen) left by first baby's sleeping patterns in the springs/mattress foam that can make it more of a suffocation risk for next baby. Babies need nice firm mattresses.
     

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