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Woolen clothes for children: tips for easy care

From child to child, more woolen clothing is finding its way into the household. For me, wool clothing is just perfect in the first few years of my life.

It ensures ideal heat balance, reduces sweating and keeps babies warm and cozy.

With the first child, however, I had great concerns about care and laundry. Back then, friends gave us a wool-silk body as a gift. And let's put it this way, after 2 weeks it had shrunk to a doll size thanks to 40 degrees of colored laundry. For clothes that easily over 20 euros per item is a bitter blow.

In addition, hand washing and extremely low temperatures - how should that work? Especially when babies and toddlers keep getting their clothes dirty ?!

So it's time to make a contribution to all the little questions around Wool clothes and their care to write. And yes, make yourselves a coffee first - it could get a little dry in places.

Care of boiled wool

Our children have been wearing boiled wool jackets and overalls by Petit Cochon, Disana or Hessnatur for years. When playing, dirt and soil often get on the clothes.

If you think you have to wash all the time, you're wrong. Simply let the dirt dry overnight and most of the dirt can be brushed off the next day with a dry brush, even on light-colored items of clothing.

If stains still remain, I actually wash the thick boiled wool parts by hand. With lukewarm water and specially moisturizing wool detergent {more on this below}.

Washing wool

With us everything actually ends up in the washing machine. Thanks to the 30 degree hand wash program and low spin cycle, the laundry here actually always stays in shape and is reliably clean.

When it comes to sensitive parts fine wool, with a high proportion of silk and cashmere I prefer to wash by hand though. Especially because these items of clothing must not soak in water and friction often leads to a lot of pilling.

Wool detergent

Honest answer? I usually buy what smells best. At dm, I was happy to buy ecover's wool and mild detergent - in Switzerland under the Held brand. Since we moved, we have mostly been using Sonett's olive detergent for wool and silk.

In addition, I always have a bar of gall soap handy in the bathroom. I use it to treat bad stains such as diaper edges and pulp right after taking off.

Dry wool clothes properly

A big advantage of wool clothing for me is clearly the really short drying time. Usually the parts only need one night on the line, then they are dry. Basically, woolen items do not belong in the dryer and should be taken out of the machine quickly after washing.

Depending on the fiber, most parts dry best on the clothes horse. For parts that easily get out of shape when wet, we benefit from underfloor heating and allow larger parts to dry on the heated tiles. Radiators and the like are of course also suitable here at a gentle temperature.

What to do at Pilling

Pilling refers to the pilling that occurs in woolen clothing as a result of friction when it is worn. Basically, the lint simply belongs to the look of popular items that are often worn. But if the knots get too much for me, I use a wool razor with sturdy material. Just carefully test in one place whether the lint can be removed and after a short application, many parts often look like new.

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