How To Wash Bamboo Pajamas for Babies?

How To Wash Bamboo Pajamas for Babies?

When we invest in nice things for our babies, like baby bamboo pajamas, we want to invest in quality items that will last. Following the proper care instructions can contribute to a longer life for you and your baby’s favorite pair of pajamas. Bamboo pajamas are silky soft with thermo-regulating properties. While they may feel delicate, they’re made to last.

Our bamboo pajamas are made of Viscose from bamboo, featuring our proprietary LuxeWeave™ fabric that infuses them with buttery softness. Naturally moisture-wicking, gentle on your baby’s delicate soft skin, and breathable, these pajamas will be your favorite pair of pajamas at first touch.

Bamboo pajamas are a hot commodity in the marketplace for babies, so before washing or trying to remove pesky stains, refer to care instructions for the bamboo pajamas of choice. To maximize the lifespan of your baby’s bamboo pajamas, read on to learn more about caring, storing, and preserving their softness. 

What are the best washing instructions for bamboo pajamas for babies?

In general, it’s best to refer to wash instructions on the tag of any garment, as different blends may require more specific care. You may have a habit of cutting the tag out of your baby’s clothes, especially pajamas, so be sure to make note before doing so. When it comes to baby pajamas made of Viscose from bamboo, there are some general care instructions that should work across the board, unless otherwise specified. Most are machine washable on a cold cycle with like colors. Gentle is preferred, but sometimes stains from baby food require something not-so-gentle. Bleach is not compatible with bamboo pajamas, so steer clear. When it’s time to dry, lay flat or hang to dry. 

Should bamboo pajamas be washed separately from other clothes?

Bamboo pajamas do not have to be washed separately from other clothes, but should be washed with like colors. Avoid washing with abrasive fabrics or heavily oil-stained clothing. Also avoid washing your bamboo baby pajamas with unzipped zippers or exposed velcro. While Viscose from bamboo is considered a durable fabric, it is still prone to snags more than say, denim for example. A little extra care can go a long way. 

Can you use fabric softener on bamboo pajamas for babies?

Fabric softener should be avoided when washing your baby’s bamboo pajamas. You’ll find that they are so naturally soft anyways, no softener is needed. Using fabric softener can discolor bamboo fabrics.

How should bamboo pajamas be dried after washing?

Bamboo pajamas should lay flat or hang to dry, avoiding the dryer to preserve the longevity of your bamboo pajamas. If you need to expedite the drying process, flip the pajamas over halfway through drying can help them dry faster. 

Do not place on hangers or a line to dry, as this can stretch the fabric or leave unsightly hanger marks. Also, try to ensure that the pajamas are left to dry in an environment that isn’t damp. As with any fabric that has had prolonged exposure to moist air, this can lead to mildew, mold, and funky smells. 

Are there special tips for removing stains from bamboo pajamas?

You can pretreat stubborn stains with an enzyme based stain remover before tossing into the wash with regular detergent. No special “bamboo stain remover” or “bamboo laundry detergent” necessary. Always perform a color-test if you are trying any new stain removal products. Otherwise, saturate the stain 15-20 minutes before washing as usual. 

What precautions should be taken to maintain the longevity of bamboo pajamas?

Here is a quick-look checklist for preserving the longevity of your bamboo baby pajamas. 

  1. Follow care instructions: Manufacturers provide specific instructions tailored to the fabric blend and construction of the pajamas to ensure longevity.
  2. Wash in cold water: Cold water preserves the fibers' integrity and prevents shrinking and color fading.
  3. Use gentle detergents: Harsh chemicals can break down bamboo fibers. Opt for mild, eco-friendly detergents.
  4. Avoid fabric softeners and bleach: These can damage the fabric and reduce its softness and absorbency.
  5. Wash on a gentle cycle: The gentle cycle minimizes wear and tear on the delicate bamboo fabric.
  6. Wash with similar colors and fabrics: Prevents color bleeding and friction from rougher fabrics, which can cause pilling and damage.
  7. Avoid overloading the washing machine: Overloading can cause excess friction and stretching, damaging the pajamas.
  8. Lay flat or hang to dry: Avoid the dryer and lay flat or hang bamboo pajamas to dry to prolong their lifespan. 
  9. Store in a cool, dry place: Proper storage prevents mold and mildew growth and protects from pests that can damage the fabric.
  10. Avoid direct sunlight: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can weaken bamboo fibers and fade colors.

Additional Tips

  1. Spot clean when possible: Addressing stains immediately with gentle methods can prevent the need for frequent washing.
  2. Stock up on bamboo pajamas: Expand your collection of bamboo pajamas to get more in rotation. Our bamboo pajamas are available in 3 month size increments so you can get plenty of use. 

As long as you follow these easy-peasy guidelines, your bamboo pajamas should last a long time. In fact, go ahead and pull out that “future baby” tub stored in the garage, because bamboo baby pajamas make the perfect hand me downs.

How often should bamboo pajamas for babies be washed?

It really depends - if they’re dirty, wash them. Oftentimes though, babies may take a quick nap in cozy pajamas before getting dressed for the day. In this case, as long as there have been no, ahem, explosions, feel free to fold them back into your baby’s pajama drawer. 

Can bamboo pajamas be ironed?

It’s best to avoid ironing bamboo pajamas. If you need to freshen them try a quick pass with a steamer or giving them a firm shake. 

Is it safe to bleach bamboo pajamas to remove tough stains?

Do not use bleach on bamboo baby pajamas, even if they are white. Bleach has the potential to weaken the integrity of Viscose from bamboo fabric. This could lead to snags, holes, and even fabric that appears to have been eaten. For very tough stains, an oxygen-based bleach soak can be used to brighten and whiten. 

How can you prevent bamboo pajamas from shrinking?

Heat is the number 1 culprit to bamboo material shrinkage. Skip the dryer and avoid high heat activities such as ironing.  Speaking of size, did you know that bamboo baby pajamas may actually fit your child longer due to the material’s incredible stretch? 

At Dreamland Baby, we take every measure to ensure that your baby sleeps, well, like a baby. Our ultra-soft, Viscose from Bamboo Pajamas feature our proprietary LuxeWeave™ fabric that infuses them with buttery softness. Our Baby Bamboo Pajamas with DreamCuffs are naturally moisture-wicking, gentle on your baby's delicate skin, and breathable to soothe and comfort your little one from nighttime to naptime and beyond.

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