How to Wash Your Onesies — Kigurumi Co

How to Wash Your Onesies

Owning a onesie may be easy-peasy but maintaining its vibrant colors is a totally different thing. Yes, it can be a drag sometimes, but if you want to use it for a longer period, you need to know the proper way of washing your onesie.

Onesies are not your typical type of clothes. It is such a relief that almost all onesies are machine washable because most people are not a fan of washing pieces of clothes by hand. Onesies are definitely thicker and heavier than most type of clothes. They require additional effort and intricacies. Your onesies should come with a care label containing detailed instructions and special precautions.


General Instructions

It is necessary to use cold water for washing your onesies to avoid stretching and shrinking. Always use the gentle wash setting on your machine. Gentle wash will help maintain the fluffiness of the fabric. It is convenient to turn your onesie inside out before putting it inside the machine. It will preserve the quality of the fabric and prevent visible wear on the outside surface. In addition to this, sort your laundry and avoid washing light and dark-colored clothes at the same time.


Detergents and Fabric Softener

Mild detergents should be used in moderation. The fabric tends to absorb excess detergents that make your onesie look less vibrant. The use of fabric softener is highly recommended. On the other hand, chlorine bleach can be harmful to the fabric. If necessary, use those brands with color safe bleach and 0% chlorine.


Special Precautions for each type of fabric

Cotton Flannel and Jersey knit – These types of fabric normally shrink after washing. It is important to use cool water during washing. It is also ideal to sort your laundry by colors.

Micro Polar Fleece – This is the ideal fabric for your onesie. Fleece will not shrink and pill under normal care. Like other types of fabric, cool water is ideal for washing your fleece onesie.


Drying your Onesie

It is better not to use a machine dryer if urgently needed, use the gentlest drying option. Hang your onesie at room temperature and avoid direct exposure to sunlight. Drying your onesie through hanging might take more than a day, but this will ensure its durability.


Color Fading

There are a lot of factors that can affect the color of your onesie. First is your chlorine bleach. Make sure that you are using the right proportions in diluting the bleach. Excess amount can damage the fabric and lighten its color. It is also vital that you check and clean the stains immediately before washing the entire onesie. Do not wash light and dark colored clothes at the same time. Overloading the washer can also dampen the color of the fabric.

Remember, the first wash is extremely important because it sets the color of your onesie.


Piling and Shrinking

It is essential to know that some types of fabric normally shrink after washing especially when washed in warm water. Be cautious and check what fabric was used on your onesie. Piling increases with usage. Fabric shavers can reduce the piling on your fleece onesie but use it occasionally.



Ironing your Onesie

This is a big No-No. Do not iron your onesie if you are not prepared for the result. (we guarantee that it will look 100% horrible!)


We seriously hope that you will consider the tips given above. Owning a onesie is just the tip of the iceberg. Preserving its quality and how it looked can be a handful however you have to remember that your onesie and the care label came in the same package. You cannot have one without the other.

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