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7 Tips to make your little one's clothes last longer

Toddlerhood and laundry go together like pb&j and Tide pens, amiright?! So much washing though, can take a serious toll on your child's clothes. Here are 7 tips to keep your little loves' clothes looking fresh and clean long enough to be handed down again and again!

1.

Skip the wash and sleep in. I'm giving you permission, just skip it! If there are no visible stains or smellable smells...there's no reason to wash that outfit. Seriously, go ahead and wear it again!

person's feet poking out from beneath a pink quilt
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
$42.00
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
$63.00
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Graphic pointing out the expandability features of a Beya Made adjustable romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$76.00
front view of Beya Made pale pink linen top shown flat on white background
front view of Beya Made pale pink linen top shown flat on white background
detail view of Beya Made pale pink linen top worn by toddler girl with brown striped overalls
detail view of Beya Made pale pink linen baby/toddler top shown flat
short sleeve linen box top worn by 3 year old girl shown touching flowers in a meadow
detail view of back opening and logo label of Beya Made pale pink linen baby box top
Melon Linen Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Melon Linen Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Melon Linen Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
detail view of Beya Made linen box top worn by 3 year old girl with leaves sticking out of pocket
Melon Linen Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
back view of Beya Made linen top worn by 3 year old girl with sun hat, walking along a meadow path
Melon Linen Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Melon Linen Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
$42.00
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Chambray Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
$42.00
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
Indigo Un-Jeans - Beya MadePANTS
$63.00
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Graphic pointing out the expandability features of a Beya Made adjustable romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$76.00

2.

Turn down the temp. Modern detergents are formulated to clean BEST in cold water, and warm or hot water can break down the fibers in your clothes even faster. 

woman's hand holding bubbles
closeup of bubbles

3.

Use less detergent. You really only need about 1 tsp for a whole load. If you use too much--your machine will sense the excess suds and rinse AGAIN, using way more water...and too much will leave residue on your clothes.

Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
$67.99
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
$79.99
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
$52.99
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Alyssum Pink Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
$52.99
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
Organic Acorn Twill Pants - Beya MadePANTS
$67.99
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
Organic Acorn Twill Overalls - Beya MadeROMPER
$79.99
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
Moonmist Blue Organic Cotton Pocket Top - Beya MadeTOP
$52.99

4.

SNAP, BUTTON, ZIP.
Make sure all zippers are zipped up, snaps snapped, and buttons buttoned. Those extra pieces of hardware hanging out can snag fabrics and do a LOT of damage.

closeup of linen dress with button and loop closure
laundry hanging from lines shown from below

5.

We all know the dryer can cause shrinkage but all of that heat can also be harmful to fabrics. Set up a drying rack and let nature do it's thang!

6.

Even if your darks aren't leaving major stains on your lights--the dyes in them will slowly dull the lighter colors over time. I like to sort my laundry into whites, darks, and reds get their own wash!

child's laundry hamper with printed hedgehogs
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Graphic pointing out the expandability features of a Beya Made adjustable romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$76.00
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$68.00
Photo of classic beige engineer stripe harem romper with pocket and brass snaps shown flat on a white background
Photo of classic beige engineer stripe harem romper with pocket and brass snaps shown flat on a white background
Photo of toddler boy wearing a beige linen romper sitting on a wood floor playing a ukelele
detail shot of multiple rows of snaps on the straps of a beige linen baby romper
Photo of 2 year old Black child wearing a Beya Made harem romper playing on the playground
Photo of 2 year old red head boy wearing  Beya Made engineer stripe overalls standing against a white wall
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
graphic explaining the features that allow Beya Made rompers to grow with the child
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$76.00
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Graphic pointing out the expandability features of a Beya Made adjustable romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Heron Blue Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$76.00
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Strawberry Chambray Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$68.00
Photo of classic beige engineer stripe harem romper with pocket and brass snaps shown flat on a white background
Photo of classic beige engineer stripe harem romper with pocket and brass snaps shown flat on a white background
Photo of toddler boy wearing a beige linen romper sitting on a wood floor playing a ukelele
detail shot of multiple rows of snaps on the straps of a beige linen baby romper
Photo of 2 year old Black child wearing a Beya Made harem romper playing on the playground
Photo of 2 year old red head boy wearing  Beya Made engineer stripe overalls standing against a white wall
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
graphic explaining the features that allow Beya Made rompers to grow with the child
Engineer Stripe Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
$76.00
LIMITED EDITION Mystic Plum Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
LIMITED EDITION Mystic Plum Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
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LIMITED EDITION Mystic Plum Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
LIMITED EDITION Mystic Plum Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
LIMITED EDITION Mystic Plum Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
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LIMITED EDITION Mystic Plum Linen Romper - Beya MadeROMPER
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person wearing shashiko mended jeans

7.

Learn to mend! Japanese "sashiko" mending is all the rage right now, and it doesn't even require a sewing machine to pull off. Check out THIS TUTORIAL to learn how!

And that's the skinny on laundry!  Know any more laundry hacks I missed? Send me a note on Instagram! Find me @beyamade

Much love,
Laurel
founder, Beya Made

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