How to clean a baby hair brush?
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A baby hairbrush is a must-have item for every parent. It helps groom your baby’s hair so that it looks neat and tidy while its soft bristles act gently on your baby’s sensitive scalp to prevent damages.
With time, however, the brush might start to accumulate gunk, dirt, and other debris. It can get even worse if your little one has a cradle cap or an oily cap. This can affect how the brush does its job. Thus, you’ll need to clean to ensure it continues taming your baby’s mane well.
Below, we’ll take you through an easy, quick guide on how to clean your baby hair brush the right way.
Step to follow:
- Start by rinsing your baby hairbrush with some warm water to help eliminate any loose particles that might have been trapped in the bristles. Also, consider rubbing the brush against your clean hands to help loosen even more particles.
- Next, pour some of your baby shampoo into a plugged sink or wash basin, and then fill it with warm water to make a mixture of soapy water.
- Soak your brush in the resulting mixture of soapy water and allow it to soak for around 15 minutes to overnight. The longer you soak it, the more residue it’ll let loose.
- Afterward, remove the baby brush from the soapy water and run it through warm running water to help rinse as well as get rid of any particles that might have loosened during the soaking period.
Cleaning a baby hairbrush with wooden handle
If your baby hairbrush is made with a wooden handle, then you’d want to avoid using immersing it in water as this can ruin the handle and cause the bristles to start falling out.
So, how would you clean dirty bristles of a wooden brush?
A simple and safe way would involve:
- Run your clean fingertips through the bristles and then tap the bristles on your hand to help loosen any residue.
- Then, you can pass a soft damp face cloth (dipped in soapy water) over the bristles to help freshen them up.
Quick TIP: As much as possible, make a habit of brushing your baby hair only after you have completely dried it using a towel. This will help prevent water from slipping into your brush’s wooden handle
If you happen to brush your baby’s hair while still wet, then it’s advisable to place the brush with the bristles facing down to prevent water from escaping into the wooden handle and damaging it.
NOTE that some wooden handles, such as maple wood, are usually splash-proof, and you can wipe them clean with a damp cloth without running them.
Commonly asked questions:
1. Should I sanitize my baby hair brush?
It’s not necessary to sanitize your baby hairbrush after cleaning. This is because the brush is usually used on the closed skin and not in your baby’s mouth. Just a mixture of warm water and mild soap will do the trick.
2. Can I put the baby brush in a washer?
No! you should not put your baby brush in the washing machine as you can ultimately damage its soft bristles and render it useless.
3. Is it safe to use bleach to clean my baby hair brush?
No! Bleach can easily damage the brush’s bristles and make it unable to groom your baby’s hair.
See, it’s easy to clean your baby hairbrush. All you need is to run it through some warm water to help loosen any particles stuck inside. Then, soak it in a mixture of warm water and your baby shampoo for as long as possible to help remove even more dirt, gunk, and debris. Eventually, rinse the brush, and it’s clean and ready for use again!