There are few things sweeter than seeing a precious baby girl in a fluffy little tutu or baby tutu dress. One thing that makes baby girls so fun is getting to dress them up in adorable clothing, and baby tutus definitely fit that bill. Whether it’s the soft hues or frilly fabric that makes tutus so fun, who knows, but one thing that isn’t fun is damaging your tutu by storing it improperly. If you are a new mama or a mama-to-be, you may be shying away from purchasing any fluffy skirts for your precious little girl because you don’t know how to care for a tutu. Take it from the experts, though. Once you know how to store them, tutus and even tutu dresses are easy to take care of. And, you can even restore a wrinkled and smashed tutu with one simple trick. Check out the details below and start stocking up on these adorable tulle skirts for your lovely little one!
Proper Storing for Tutu Skirts
Learning to store your tutus is easy but is particularly important. Storing them improperly can actual shorten the lifespan of your skirts, and no one wants that. Once your little one has worn her favorite tutu and it’s time to hang it up for next time, find a space for it in the closet with plenty of room to avoid squashing the fabric.
Hang the tutu upside down on a hanger and smooth any wrinkles. This storage method will ensure that the dress or skirt maintains its fluff for the next time you’re ready for you baby to where her fluffy tutu, and it will minimize wrinkles.
How to Clean Baby Tutus
It is pretty much inevitable that your baby will get at least one of her tutus dirty at some point, so it’s also important that you understand how to clean your baby tutus. First things first – do not wash or dry your tutu in the washer or dryer. Doing so will ruin your tutu. To remove dirt or minor stains, simply spot clean the tutu. Baby wipes work great for this, and you probably always have one on hand. Simply flatten out the dirty area and wipe gently with the wipe. If the skirt needs more cleaning than a baby wipe can handle, use a soft cloth and a gentle detergent to spot wash soiled areas. After the tutu is clean, shake it out and hang to dry.
Remove Wrinkles and Fluff Your Tutus
Everyone knows that a tutu should be fluffy and full of movement. However, even when stored properly you tutus may sometimes get wrinkled or need extra fluffing. To remove wrinkles, use a hot blow dryer to release wrinkles or steam clean the skirt. Use a steam cleaner on a low setting and hold the tutu above it. Rotate the tutu in a circle while gently pulling any wrinkles out of the skirt. If you need any added fluff once you’ve steam cleaned, shake out the skirt and run your fingers through it.
With these tips, you can be a tutu storage and cleaning pro, and your baby girl can wear all the tutus and tutu dresses she wants!