Dose the detergent correctly. Don't use too much detergent. It damages the environment and soap residue on clothes can cause allergies.
Don't use too much detergent. It damages the environment and soap residue on clothes can cause allergies. The correct dosage depends on the hardness of the water (lime content). You can find information on the water hardness in your local area on your municipality's website.
Dose the detergent correctly
Don't use too much detergent. It damages the environment, the laundry is not cleaner and soap residues in clothes can cause allergies. The correct dosage depends on the water hardness (lime content) and soiling.
Washing new clothes
Always wash new clothes 1-2 times before use. This prevents your child from getting allergies and skin problems from dye residues or other chemical residues from the production of the clothes. These can be excess dye, formaldehyde and optical white.
Rinse once more
If your child has sensitive skin and a tendency to skin rashes, you can set the washing machine for an extra rinse. Most machines have this feature. This ensures that all soap residue is rinsed out of the clothes and doesn't bother your child's skin.
Turn down the temperature
Turning down the washing temperature saves money and the environment. Your child's clothes will be just as clean at 30 degrees. However, remember that underwear, socks, bedding, towels, dishcloths and the like should be washed at 60 degrees to remove bacteria or dust mites. Likewise, if you are allergic to dust mites, always wash bedding at least 60°C.
Wash teddy bears and bed linen
Wash your child's bedding at 60 degrees at least every 14 days. When buying stuffed animals, check if they can be washed at 60 degrees and give them a spin in the washing machine once in a while.
Soften your clothes
Fabric softener makes clothes softer and reduces the skin irritation that can occur when fabric rubs against your child's skin. Fabric softener also reduces static electricity and makes clothes easier to iron.
Dose your fabric softener
If your clothes seem ""greasy"" after washing, you may have used too much fabric softener. It puts a film on your clothes, making them feel greasy. Wash again and use less detergent in the future.
Stain-free with stain remover and detergent
Use Neutral Stain Remover to remove stains.
- Wipe the stain as best as possible with a clean, dry cloth
- Spray directly on the stain or dirty area
- Leave it for at least 5 min. and wash in the normal way in the washing machine
- For best results: Apply it to the stain as soon as possible. Always follow the washing instructions.
Use colourless and perfume detergent to remove stains on clothes from food.
- Rub the detergent well into the stain and place the clothes in a plastic bag, which closes. The sooner you do it - the better the result.
- Let the detergent work for a few hours.
- Then wash the clothes as usual.
Clothes drying and house dust mite
Do not dry clothes inside your home, as this can increase humidity and thus the presence of dust mites. If you use a tumble dryer, make sure it has a vent to the outside.
Laundry with a fresh scent
Drying clothes outside in windy conditions will soften them and make them smell fresh.
Fragrance-free laundry detergents
Always choose detergents and rinse aids without dyes and perfumes to minimise the risk of allergic reactions in your child.
Regularly run a 60°C wash with a detergent containing bleach (powdered laundry detergent) and follow the machine manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance.