Maternity clothing can be pricy so if you are on the lookout for a maternity bra you’re going to want it to last. Making sure you wash it and care for it properly, according to the instructors on the label is important.
Do I need to hand wash my maternity or nursing bra?
Although manufacturers may recommend hand washing, you’ll be lucky to find time to do that. Yes, it is true that if you look after your maternity bras they will look after you and last for longer than if you subject them to laundry assault.
There are ways to gently wash your bra in a machine.
- Avoid hot water: Avoid hot water washing because this can destroy the Elastene fibres impacting the support.
- Gentle cycle: All machines come with a range of cycle options so look for one that is for delicates, choose warm water and a slow spin and you will be right to go.
- Laundry bag: Consider investing in a laundry bag. These mesh bags allow water to access clothing but help to protect items in the wash, making sure they don’t get tangled up and stretch. They also come in a range of sizes.
Final tip: Make sure you do up the hooks and eyes before placing into a laundry bag and into the machine, to avoid bending of the wires and also to protect your washing machine.