Whether it's a sun-drenched summer day or a breezy autumn afternoon, our linen garments promise to keep your little ones feeling fresh!
But linen baby clothes aren't just about comfort; it's also about character. Each garment tells a story. The soft crinkles and changing texture over time symbolise the many adventures, giggles, and memories being made!
In a world inundated with fast fashion, choosing linen with My Little Wardrobe is a conscious nod to both style and durability.
What Makes Linen a Great Choice for Baby Clothes?
Choosing linen for your kids is always going to be an investment in comfort, style, and sustainability. The fabric comes with a range of excellent properties that we will explore below:
Natural Comfort and Breathability
Linen, derived from the flax plant, boasts excellent breathability. Its natural fibres allow air to flow freely, ensuring that children remain cool during warmer days. The fabric's moisture-wicking properties ensure that any sweat is quickly absorbed and evaporated, keeping your little ones comfortable and fresh regardless of the season or activity.
Durability with a Touch of Elegance
Linen's textured weave not only exudes a subtle, sophisticated charm but also promises robustness. Unlike some fabrics that wear out, linen wears in — becoming softer and more pliable with each wash. This ensures that garments not only stand the test of time but also grow cosier, making them perfect for the active and often unpredictable nature of childhood adventures.
Eco-Friendly and Hypoallergenic
In an era where sustainability is paramount, linen stands out as an eco-friendly choice. The flax plant requires minimal water and pesticides, making linen production less taxing on our environment. Moreover, linen's natural properties render it hypoallergenic, ensuring that even children with sensitive skin can embrace its comfort without concerns of irritation or allergies.
How Do I Care For and Wash Linen Baby Clothes?
Caring for linen baby clothes requires a gentle touch to ensure longevity and comfort. Proper care for your linen baby clothes not only prolongs their life but also enhances their natural softness with each wear. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you maintain the beauty and structural integrity of your linen garments:
1. Read the Label
Always start by checking the care label on the garment. While linen is generally durable, some linen items, especially those mixed with other fabrics like cotton, may have specific care instructions.
2. Gentle Washing
For machine washing, set your washer to a gentle or delicate cycle. Use cold to lukewarm water to maintain the fabric's colour and texture. A mild, baby-friendly detergent is ideal, as it's gentle on both the fabric and your little one's skin.
If you prefer hand washing, fill a basin with cold to lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Submerge the garment, gently agitating the water with your hands, then let it soak for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water until all detergent is removed.
Avoid wringing linen clothes, as this can distort their shape. Instead, gently press out excess water. While tumble drying is possible on low heat, air drying is the best method for linen. Lay the garments flat on a clean towel or hang them up, away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.
When ironing linen baby clothes, do so while they are still slightly damp. Use a medium-hot iron and always iron on the reverse side of the garment to prevent shine marks. A steam setting can help remove stubborn wrinkles.
Do Your Linen Baby Clothes Shrink After Washing?
Linen is known to exhibit some shrinkage, especially after its initial wash. Typically, linen baby clothes can shrink between 3% to 10% during the first wash. Our manufacturers take this into account when sizing garments, so they might fit a bit larger before washing. It's always advisable to follow care instructions closely and to avoid high temperatures when washing and drying to minimise this shrinkage.
What Types of Baby Clothing Items Are Available in Your Linen Collection?
Embrace the timeless elegance and unmatched comfort of linen with My Little Wardrobe's curated collection. We proudly present a diverse range of linen favourites tailored for your little fashionistas. Whether it's the airy comfort of bloomers for playtime or our girls' linen dresses for special occasions, our linen offerings ensure your child is out and about in style!
Explore our range and let your child experience the pure joy of linen every day. For more details on our shipping and delivery, feel free to get in touch with our team or take a look at our FAQ page today!