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Looking after your cubwear outfits is extremely important. You want them to last for many years and even pass down to a sibling or a friend. We also put our outfits through their paces and wash around 6 times to test for fading and shrinking issues. Below are some tips to ensure your little cubwear outfits remain in top condition. 

Firstly you should always set the wash temperature to 30 or 40 degrees. If any higher and you may risk shrinkage.


  • It is always best to wash brand new baby clothes before they are worn – this makes sure any possible impurities are removed before putting them next to your baby's delicate skin.

  • Separate the clothes out into whites and colours as you would do your normal wash. Remove any heavy soiling such as stuck on food, baby sick or poo with a wipe or by rinsing under a tap. 

  • If anyone in the household has been ill, your baby's clothes should be washed separately from any clothes or bedding that could be infected because bacteria can still spread during washing.

  • Tough stains should be left to soak before washing. If you do use bleach on your baby’s whites, make sure they are washed and rinsed thoroughly.


All major brand detergents are thoroughly tested so are safe to use on a baby’s clothes. Some detergents have been specially formulated for use on baby clothes. Whatever washing powder you use, always buy a good quality brand and check for the British Skin Foundation logo on the packaging.

Buy practical fabrics

  • Look out for clothing that is easy to wash and quick drying. Cotton is perfect for babies as it is breathable which helps to prevent them from sweating and is soft against their skin.

  • Avoid buying delicate fabrics that have special care instructions; the last thing a busy parent needs is to be hand washing.

  • Steer clear of clothes with details sewn on such as sequins. These make it difficult to wash and, more importantly, risk coming off and being swallowed by your baby.

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