It happens even to the best of us- a sweater or pair of jeans got tossed into the dryer on high and are now a size smaller or just smaller than they should be. This can be quite frustrating especially when your favourite tee or pant gets shrunk and now when you have to wear it, its looks like you have put on your younger sister’s clothes! Well, you can use baby shampoo for your baby-sized clothes :p (meaning shrunken) Here are multiple ways of using baby shampoo to resize shrunken clothing:


You just need a tub, lukewarm water, baby shampoo and 2 large beach towels. Fill a tub with lukewarm water and add a capful of baby shampoo into it. Soak the clothes in shampoo for some time. The fibres in the clothing will soon relax and expand. Take out the garment from the shampoo water and just gently squeeze it without rinsing. Take a large towel (the beach towels will do) and put the clothing flat on it. With the clothing inside it, roll the towel up. Now get another dry towel and put the clothes out on the dry towel. Gently stretch the clothes as it lies out to dry. Do the light stretching until the clothing item returns to its original size. Allow it to air dry on the towel.


Fill you laundry sink or a bucket with at least 1 quart (1 L) of lukewarm water. The water should be roughly room temperature if not a little warmer. Do not use hot or cold water. Mix in 1 part white wine vinegar and ½ part baby shampoo for every 2 parts water. Soak clothes in this solution diluted in a tub of water and wash as usual. Vinegar and baby shampoo is thought to have the capability of relaxing cloth fibres. White wine vinegar is generally preferred since it is clear and gentler than white distilled vinegar, but any clear vinegar can be substituted. If vinegar is not available, you may substitute it with conditioner.

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