By Suzy, Feb 20 2017 11:06AM
Comfort is of the utmost importance when you are choosing clothes for a baby but you need something practical too.
Cashmere is the softest of all fibres. Nothing could be lovelier for a little one to snuggle up in...It’s one and a half times warmer than wool but it is temperature regulating too so you won't overheat. It's softer than soft and perfect for a baby.
The fibres come from a very soft undercoat on a Kashmir goat. You don’t get much from each goat which is why it is more expensive than other yarns but its worth it - every penny.
Cashmere is super kind on the skin and it can be machine washed! It's a lovely choice for the most special gift ever.
Follow a few simple rules and you'll get great results and prolong the life of your garment.
It’s better to wash your cashmere rather than dry clean it. Dry cleaning may reduce the life of your garment.
To Machine Wash use the hand-wash or wool setting on your machine at the lowest temperature with a suitable wool detergent. For small garments wash in a laundry bag if you have one. Reshape whilst damp and dry flat by laying it on a towel to dry. Dry at room temperature and don’t tumble dry.
But if you’re worried about putting your cashmere into your washing machine you can hand wash it instead.
To Hand Wash use lukewarm water (never hot) and a baby shampoo, or mild wool detergent. Never scrub your cashmere, but gently squeeze the soapy water through your garment until clean. Rinse well and gently squeeze out the water. Never wring your cashmere. Reshape whilst damp and dry flat by laying it on a towel to dry. Dry at room temperature and don’t tumble dry.