Babe Basics Care Instruction FAQs
Between snacks and spilled juice, crawling and exploring (how do they always find the mud??), blowouts and drool, nobody can do a number on cute clothes quicker than a baby or toddler. We get a lot of questions about how to care for our baby clothes and shoes, so we wanted to give you a go-to spot for all of your Babe Basics care questions.
How should I wash/dry linen rompers?
Though lightweight and breathable, linen is surprisingly durable! As a general rule, linen rompers can go into the washing machine on the delicate or short cycle with cold water, or you can opt to hand-wash in cold water. If possible, opt for a mild detergent like baby detergent or a scent- and dye-free detergent.
Linen dries fast! Air dry on a drying rack or lay flat on a towel. We do not recommend drying linen rompers in a dryer, but if you must, use a no-heat setting.
Can I use bleach on linen rompers?
No. You should avoid using bleach on all linen, even if it’s white or light-colored. Instead, opt for an oxygenated bleach if you want to brighten up light-colored linen rompers.
How do I remove stains from linen?
Remove the stain as you typically would from any other garment, but avoid bleach. If you use a stain removal product, be sure to test it on a small inside patch first to test for color-fastness.
Will linen shrink in the dryer?
Like cotton, linen has a tendency to shrink, which is why we recommend laying flat or using a drying rack to air dry. Due to its breathable nature, linen dries very quickly.
Can I iron the linen clothing?
Many people opt to embrace the slightly rumpled look of linen fabric, but if you choose to iron it, it’s much easier to do so when clothing is still slightly damp. Use a low to medium heat setting and iron inside out to avoid any marks on the outside of the romper.
How should I clean the shoes if they get dirty?
We always recommend pre-treating the shoes with a leather or suede protectant to keep them looking newer longer on busy little feet.
Leather: To clean leather shoes, remove any dirt or debris with a soft shoe brush. Wipe the shoes with a bit of mild liquid soap on a damp cloth. Remove any excess soap by wiping with a damp cloth and let them air dry. If you’re on the go, baby wipes are a great alternative! For oil or grease stains, you can sprinkle a bit of baby powder or cornstarch on the stain and allow it to sit for a few hours before brushing off the powder.
Suede: For suede shoes, it’s ideal to use a special suede brush in a back and forth motion to easily remove scuffs and stains. A pencil eraser is great for helping remove stubborn scuffs.
Is there a way to remove scuffs from the leather shoes?
As silly as it sounds, a standard eraser is an easy way to remove scuffs on both leather and suede shoes. Shoe wipes, toothpaste, petroleum jelly, or Magic Erasers are also helpful for more stubborn scuffs.
What happens if color is removed?
While shoe polishes and stains are an option, many contain toxic chemicals that you may not want around your little one. We recommend pre-treating to avoid color removal.
Can I sanitize teethers?
We don’t recommend sanitizing as there is string inside, but they can be washed with warm, soapy water or in a dishwasher!
Can I remove the pineapple/cactus from pendants to make a pacifier clip?
Sure! We recommend double knotting to ensure baby’s safety but we also sell pre-made pacifier clips.