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Q&A:
Do you need to wash new baby clothes?

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Do you need to wash new baby clothes? If you don't use them, they resell better with tags. So I was wondering if I needed to prewash all the clothes ahead of time?

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Washing new baby clothes is recommended for several reasons. First, you have no idea how many people have been handling or possibly trying on those clothes, and washing reduces the likelihood of transmitting possible harmful germs. Another reason is that some fabrics have been treated with chemicals to help maintain their texture and color, and these chemicals can sometimes irritate an infant's sensitive skin if they're not washed out. Keep in mind that clothes should be washed in laundry detergents, not soap, because soap will wash out the flame retardant in the garments.  
 
 
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