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I am allergic to mold, so I've had to educate myself on the stuff. Hopefully the baby clothes are machine-washable? You'll want to use a sanitizer rather than just laundry soap if there is any mold since mold can sometimes survive washing. I stayed with a cousin several summers ago, and she ushered me out very quickly (I was homeless because of mold in my ...


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I am in the UK and stored everything in my attic which was rather damp and I didn't have a second thought about using my 4 year olds clothes for the new baby. Everything was washed in Persil non-bio (a brand of washing detergent which doesn't contain cleaning enzymes, marketed as better for sensitive skin) at 60 degrees C and all checked for obvious mould ...


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Echoing @Nimloth, there's tons of reasons to reuse the clothes. You just need to take the proper steps to clean them. My aunt had six children and not as much income. She would take the baby clothes out, repair by hand any damage, and throughly clean and disinfect them using bleach (I remember the distinctive sodium hipochlorite smell) and laying them ...


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There is absolutely no reason not to reuse the clothes if they are not stained or otherwise unusable. Check the smell. Wash them carefully with the soap you find best for babies as you would new clothes and check them again to be sure. My babies have been wearing clothes I used to wear as a baby - my mother kept everything in the attic for nearly 30 years! ...


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I know this is an unsatisfying answer, but as far as I can find, no one really knows for sure what causes nighttime crying spells. This tendency of small babies to cry for extended periods at the same time every evening can be termed "colic", "purple crying" or "the witching hour", and is extremely common, but doesn't have a proven cause. Some theories ...


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