How to wash muslin blankets is something that should be a part of a parent's to-do list on a regular basis. They can be pretty hard to take care of so it is best to be proactive about the process. There are many things that you can do to make it easier on them. They may not get as dirty as other materials such as wool, but they still need to be cleaned on occasion. So, here are some tips to help you get started on how to clean them properly.
The first thing that you can do is use the cold water from the dishwasher to get rid of any soap residue from swaddle blankets. You should always use a cold, clean water when trying to clean cloth diapers with cold water. You will also want to let the swaddle blanket soak for a few minutes. This is what you would do if you were trying to clean a comforter or an old duvet set. After you have soaked the blanket, it is important that you let it sit in the warm water for a while to let the air in. It can take up to five minutes for the air to come in but you should let it sit at least until the blanket looks completely dry. If you wait too long, it may get hot and scratchy, which will just make it harder to clean.
Once the blanket has sat in the hot water for a few minutes, you will want to remove it from the water and place it in the washing machine. You will want to be sure that the temperature is correct before you put the swaddle blanket in so that it is evenly heated. Once you have done this, you will want to be sure that you put it in the washer and run a cycle to get all of the soap off of it. Then you will want to put it in the dryer on the highest setting to get it completely dry.