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HOW TO MAINTAIN MY BABY'S BAPTISM OUTFIT

Baptising your baby is a cherished tradition, a beautiful moment filled with love and faith. What makes this day even more special is the gown or outfit your little one wears. Whether it's a family heirloom or a brand-new creation, these baptism outfits often feature delicate materials like pure silks, delicate bridal laces, and cottons.


As a mother, you naturally want to ensure that these precious garments are well-maintained for generations to come. In this blog, we'll guide you through the essential aftercare steps for these fabrics. Here are some tips for keeping it in pristine condition:

  1. Immediate Cleaning: If the outfit gets soiled during the ceremony, address stains promptly. Follow care instructions or consider professional cleaning if necessary.

  2. Proper Storage: Store the baptism attire carefully to prevent damage. Use acid-free tissue paper and a breathable garment bag or box to protect it from dust and light.

  3. Preservation: Consider having the outfit professionally preserved if it holds significant sentimental value. Preservation ensures that it remains in excellent condition for generations to come.


Where you choose to store your baptism outfit can significantly impact its longevity. Have you ever noticed a yellowing effect on silk or delicate fabrics, perhaps even on your wedding dress, without understanding why? More often than not, improper storage is the culprit. Let's avoid making the same mistake again!


For silk garments, it's ideal to store them in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can weaken the structural integrity of silk fibres. The UV radiation from sunlight can break down the molecular bonds in the silk, potentially leading to a yellowish or brownish discoloration. Unfortunately, once this discoloration occurs, it can be challenging or impossible to reverse.


By following these simple steps, you can help ensure that your cherished delicate garments remain in excellent condition for years to come. After all, these outfits are not just clothing; they're treasured mementos of a significant and beautiful moment in your family's history.

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