Caring for Bamboo Clothes: Tips for Washing and Maintaining Your Child's Wardrobe - Peregrine Kidswear

Caring for Bamboo Clothes: Tips for Washing and Maintaining Your Child's Wardrobe

Our top tips to care for your bamboo clothing. To keep your bamboo fabric soft, silky, and long lasting, some special care goes a long way.

Wondering how to wash your bamboo clothing? Bamboo garments can be machine washed on the gentle cycle. Be careful not to wash your bamboo kids pajamas with bulky items like jeans, towels or blankets, as those items can rub against the bamboo and cause the fabric to pill. Ideally, wash all bamboo fabric clothing together in cool water.

Bamboo clothing should never be washed with bleach or fabric softener added to the water. Regular detergent and occasional spot treating is the best choice for bamboo pajamas.

We recommend using cool or cold water and the gentle or permanent press settings on your washer to clean bamboo clothing.

How to treat stains on bamboo kids pajamas: Dab a small amount of detergent or enzyme based stain remover into the stained area. Work it gently into the fabric and let it stand for 15 to 30 minutes before washing.

How to select a detergent: Bamboo can be washed with the regular laundry detergent that works for your family. Heavy-duty detergents like Tide tend to work well for heavily soiled children's bamboo pajamas. Detergents free of dyes and perfumes are often preferred by families of children with eczema or sensitive skin. 

Choosing the washer cycle and water temperature for your bamboo pajamas: Select the gentle cycle for bamboo clothes to keep the fabric feeling silky soft. Bamboo sheets and blankets can be washed on the normal cycle if you prefer. Use cold water for lightly soiled bamboo children's pajamas. To remove heavier stains, select warm water and allow the clothing to seak for 15 minutes in the warm water before washing.

Does Bamboo Fabric Shrink? Never wash your bamboo pajamas in hot water as it can cause the bamboo fabric to shrink!

Loading the washer: Be sure all zippers, snaps and buttons are fastend and closed before washing to prevent them from rubbing against the delicate bamboo.

Select your drying option: Air dry your bamboo kids pajamas when possible to maintain the silkiness of the bamboo fabric as long as possible. When quicker drying is needed, use the low or no-heat setting on the dryer. High heat drying can shrink your bamboo pajamas or cause the fabric to pill.

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