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Linen is one of the highest quality fabrics widely used in clothing and even tablecloths, and due to its characteristics, you can’t simply toss your child’s clothes in the washing machine if you want to keep them as long as possible.

Every parent wants the best for their children, and we admire that. Therefore, to assist parents, we are committed to guiding you on how to care for children’s linen garments.

What are care instructions for kids' clothes made of linen

What is Linen?

Linen is a special kind of cloth that is used to create cozy and high-quality items. It is made from strong fibers found in the stems of flax plants. These fibers are very tough and can be up to three times stronger than cotton if taken care of properly.

What’s great about linen is that it lets air flow through it easily, making it a fantastic choice no matter the season. It’s especially perfect for hot summers because the light fabric helps keep your body cool. In colder months, you can wear more linen layers comfortably because it has a soft texture. And the best part is that it always looks effortlessly beautiful, no matter the time of year!

Care Instructions for Your Children’s Linen Clothes

Linen fabric becomes softer and more absorbent after each wash, which is one of the reasons why we love it so much! But to make linen fabric last, you need to learn not only how to wash it but also how to iron and dry it properly. Let’s start right away.

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Use the washing machine properly

We understand the temptation to throw all your clothes into the washing machine at once, but it only takes one time of mixing your jeans, linen garments, and white clothes together to learn from this mistake. Regardless of the fabric of your clothes, washing them correctly is crucial, so it’s important to sort and separate your garments by color and fabric type.

When washing linen clothing, there are some additional tips to protect the fabric.

  • Read the labels on the clothes to see what the manufacturer recommends before putting them in the washing machine. Some may require hand washing or dry cleaning. If they can go in the machine, use cold water and a gentle detergent.
  • Avoid overloading the machine. You should always avoid putting too much in the washing machine at once. If you do, there’s a risk of causing the garments to get tangled, leading to stretching the linen ones.
  • Children’s skin is more prone to damage or irritation. Therefore, when washing linen clothes for children, it’s best to avoid using powdered detergent. It can linger in the fibers and cause skin irritation. It’s better to use a gentle liquid detergent instead.
  • As for the scent of the detergent, it’s preferable to use unscented ones, as fragrances can also cause irritation and other issues for children.
  • When putting them in the washing machine, use a gentle cycle and a temperature not exceeding 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) if you want the fabric to last longer.

Hand wash your children’s linen clothes

Sometimes, your clothes may need to be hand-washed, or you may simply want to do this to be more careful with your child’s outfits. So, here’s what you’ll do:

  • Fill your bathtub with warm water and a gentle detergent.
  • Place your linen clothes inside and let them soak in the water.
  • Gently move the clothes around in the bathtub for a few minutes.
  • Drain the water and rinse your items thoroughly.
  • Make sure you wash the clothes long enough to remove all the soap suds.

Note: Avoid scrubbing, wringing, or twisting children’s clothes too forcefully.

Dry your children’s linen clothes carefully

Most fashion experts recommend that you hang your clothes outdoors to dry. Avoid using a high-temperature dryer as it can cause the clothes to shrink.

When hanging your clothes, use velvet hangers or at least use clothespins. These hanging options will keep your garments safe while allowing them to dry flat and prevent them from getting wrinkled.

Iron linen garments

Linen fabric is known for its natural wrinkles, so you don’t need to iron it. Some people embrace the natural wrinkles as part of the fabric’s appearance. However, deep wrinkles may not look appealing, and using an iron and ironing board becomes necessary.

When ironing linen, start by lightly misting the garment to add a bit of moisture, which helps prevent scorching. Then, make sure to set the iron to a low heat setting (not exceeding 200 degrees Celsius) as this fabric doesn’t require high heat. After completing this step, iron out those wrinkles and hang your clothes in the wardrobe.


Caring for linen baby clothes is important to keep them looking their best. Following these care instructions will help parents ensure your child’s linen clothes stay fresh, comfortable and, above all, keep them safe and won’t irritate their skin.


Are ironing linen shirts necessary?

To quickly refresh your linen shirt, pants, or dress without ironing, you can try a simple trick. Place the garment in the dryer on low heat with a single ice cube for about 10 minutes. The ice will melt and create steam, which helps remove wrinkles from the clothing, leaving it looking neat and tidy.

Is it better to steam or iron linen clothes?

Yes, it is preferable to steam linen clothes, especially when they are slightly damp. Ironing linen can make the fabric softener, shinier, and more resistant to dirt. However, we recommend steaming as it offers similar benefits but is gentler and faster than using an iron.

Do wrinkles make linen look bad?

In our opinion, wrinkles actually complement linen quite well. They add character and a beautiful texture to items like linen bedding, throws, and table linen. Wrinkled linen has an authentic look that sets it apart from cotton and other natural fabrics.