Wash baby clothes separately.
Your baby's immune system is still developing, so washing their clothes separately will spare them exposure to bacteria or harmful chemicals from other laundry. "If not separated, bacteria like salmonella or E. coli could transfer from food prep towels to clothing," Crawley explained. "Or if a family member is sick with the rotavirus or a 'stomach bug,' washing their clothing with a newborn's clothing can also transfer the virus." Plus, separating out your baby's clothing will help conserve your baby detergent, rather than using it for your entire household.