Drying baby and children's clothes properly

It is sometimes not easy to interpret and understand the wide range of care instructions. Here you will find an overview of how to interpret the symbols and dryer instructions correctly.

Drying clothes for babies and children properly

Drying in the dryer or in the air

The square is the symbol for the drying process. A distinction is made between two types of drying:

Drying in the tumble dryer

The circle in the square indicates drying in the tumble dryer. The dots contained in the drying drum shown indicate the drying process. Certain items (e.g. cotton knitted fabrics because of shrinkage, wool because of felting, silk and polyacrylic items because of heat damage and curtains because of the risk of creasing) should preferably not be dried in the tumble dryer.

Natural drying

Symbols with horizontal or vertical lines in the square indicate the natural drying process. A diagonal line indicates that the item must not be exposed to the sun.

Do not tumble dry

Article does not tolerate tumble drying.

Gentle drying

Take care when drying in a tumble dryer. Select a gentle treatment method with reduced load, temperature (60 °C) and treatment duration.

Normal drying

Drying in the tumble dryer at normal load and temperature (80 °C) possible without restriction.

Drying on the clothesline

e.g. insensitive, lightfast textiles.

Drying on the clothesline from a dripping wet state

e.g. lightfast, large textiles to dry them crease-free.

Drying on the clothesline from a dripping wet state in the shade

e.g. non-fade-resistant textiles such as silk, to dry them crease-free.

Dry lying down

For example, long woollen jackets so that they do not lose their shape.

Drying lying down from a dripping wet state

e.g. delicate woollen jumpers.

Drying lying down from the dripping wet state in the shade

e.g. non-fade-resistant, delicate woollen jumpers.