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Here’s the Right Way To Choose Detergent for Baby Clothes

Here's how to choose right laundry wash for babies

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Using the wrong detergent can lead to babies experiencing skin-related issues. Pixabay

One common dilemma that most parents face is how to ensure that the detergent they use is tough on stains and odour of soiled baby clothes piling up every hour and gentle on their baby’s skin.

Health experts suggest that as a baby’s skin is not the same as an adult’s, using the same detergent can lead to babies experiencing skin-related issues. While the residual substance left behind during laundry might not impact adults, the same can affect a baby’s sensitive skin.

“Choosing a laundry wash that has natural ingredients like neem, soapnut, lemon and geranium can be safe on babies’ skin,” Dr. Subhashini N.S., Discovery Sciences Group, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company, said in a statement.

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Choosing a detergent that has natural ingredients like neem, soapnut, lemon and geranium can be safe on babies’ skin. Pixabay

“These ingredients are known for their antimicrobial properties and are gentle on babies’ clothes. Soapnut further helps clean the fabric and remove stains effectively,” she said.

The detergent that we choose for baby laundry needs to be gentle and help maintain the softness of the fabric. A fresh and mild fragrance post wash would be welcome, without any detergent residue, according to the experts.

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“An important aspect is to ensure that the baby laundry wash is free from harsh chemicals like phosphorous, parabens, synthetic colour, SLS/SLES/ALS (sodium lauryl sulfate/sodium laureth sulfate/ammonium lauryl sulfate), added bleach, silicates, and fluorescent. It’s better to opt for a laundry wash that is clinically tested, gentle on baby’s skin, and does not leave behind any residue,” Subhashini said.

Harsh chemicals can affect a baby’s skin, leading to allergies and rashes. If you notice any signs of irritation, rashes, or allergy on your baby’s skin, do consult a medical professional immediately, she advised. (IANS)

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Here are Tips to Help You Layer it Up in Style this Winter

Layer on your outfits for a chic and snug winter

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This winter, wrap yourself in style and feel warm. Pixabay

From stripping down to basic essentials like a vest and jeans in summer to beat the heat, it’s finally time to layer up and stay warm in winter.

Winters are all about stepping out in a riot of colors and different silhouettes. Layers not only add an edge to your outfit, but they also make you quite the fashionista bringing cheer to the cold and grey synonymous with the season. So, get ready to pile on the scarves, sweaters, and wraps.

Here are a few tips from Natascha Tate, In-House Stylist, LimeRoad, that will help you layer it up in style this winter.

Turtleneck Tee

It is the season to snuggle into a turtleneck tee that will keep you warm and look good with everything – under a sweater, blazer, a woolen dress, with dungarees, or even on its own.

Blanket Scarf

Women have been winding scarves around their necks for decades, but what makes a blanket scarf different is its size. Blanket scarves are much larger than any other scarf and look great with fitted sweaters, slim dresses, and shaped blazers.

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Ponchos can make you look fashionable in the winter season. Pixabay

Poncho or Cape

You don’t need superhero skills to pull off a cape. Cool design and a little styling with loose-fitting ponchos and capes will do the trick. Puff yourself up with warm layers underneath and breeze through with free-flowing capes and ponchos in myriad colors and textures.

Thick Long Cardigan

Add an extra layer to your outfit by wearing a warm, woolly cardigan to keep you cozy all day long. Pair a thick long cardigan with a V-neck fitted tee-shirt and slim-fit denim or even wide-leg flared jeans.

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Faux Fur Scarf

You can never go wrong with scarves in winter. A faux fur scarf adds that little winter charm to your outfit. Stay warm and look uber hot with contrasting colours and textured scarves. (Bollywood Country)