10 Favorite Laundry Detergents for Babies

Products Nannies Love Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies. The easiest way to protect babies from chemicals and fragrances that synthetic laundry detergents contain is to use natural products to wash their clothing and bedding. All that is need to clean clothes are Baking Soda and White Vinegar.  Just 3/4 cup of […]

Ditch the Chemicals and Use Natural Wool Dryer Balls

Products Nannies Love Ditch the dryer sheets that are full or chemicals and not biodegradable and toss reusable wool balls in the dryer to naturally soften and reduce static in children’s clothing. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won’t fall apart or melt. They also reduce drying time by 25 percent, […]

No More Sorting of Whites and Colors: SHOUT Color Catcher

Products Nannies Love Over the past 19-years working as a nanny I have always done the children’s laundry and many nannies wash the entire family’s laundry. The very first thing I learned about doing laundry is to sort the white clothes from dark clothes or clothes with bright colors. My grandmother told my mother, my […]

Nannies and Au Pairs: Do You Make the Children’s and Parents’ Bed?

There are some tasks that nannies and au pairs despise. Doing housekeeping duties for other adults in the home enrages some nannies and au pairs. But, many of us do make the adult’s and children’s beds and here is advice on how to do it properly. Remove Used LinensTake off the used linens and put […]

Do You Iron at Work?

How to Iron a Shirt from the Chicago Tribune Gwen Whiting, co-founder of The Laundress has a degree in textile science from the Ivy League, and was actually graded for ironing. Her advice is below. Step #1: PREP Check for grime on the bottom of the iron. Also clear the ironing board of any debris. […]

Do You Use Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

How to Properly Wash Baby Clothes Cloth Diapers: Flush solid waste away. Some people use disposable liners inside cloth diapers to make this easier. Put diapers in a pail half-filled with a mixture of water and 1/4 cup of vinegar or Borax, to control odor and to make stain removal easier. If you will be […]

Do the Children Help With Their Laundry?

How Nannies and Au Pairs Can Teach Children to Help Do Laundry Since nannies and au pairs typically launder the children’s clothing during the work week, it’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved in learning a necessary life skill. Here’s how kids can help nannies and au pairs do laundry. SORTING: Kids love […]