When washing delicate clothes for the sensitive skin of babies, caregivers want to use a washing machine that can offer a thorough cleaning without damage or wear.
Additionally, babies make messes! Baby clothing has special considerations when it comes to stain removal.
As parents, we always want what is best for our babies.
With that in mind, we researched which washing machines have the latest cleaning technology to help manage those late-night loads of laundry and keep your child looking adorable in their onesies, bibs, and cloth diapers.
Here are our top picks!
Our Top Choice – LG WM4200HWA
This front-load washer features 5.2 cubic feet of capacity and 14 different wash cycles, including steam cycles and a cycle for reducing common household allergens like pet dander and dust.
- This Smart Wi-fi enabled washer uses SmartDiagnosis of garments in order to provide a customized clean based on fabric and how soiled the garment is.
- SpeedWash setting gets small loads clean in just 15 minutes.
What We Like About the LG WM4200HWA Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front Load Washer
This washer has built-in AI technology that selects the optimal wash settings automatically and can even send drying instructions to an LG-compatible dryer.
The Allergen cycle also gives parents peace of mind in reducing their baby’s exposure to over 95% of dust and other household allergens.
What We Don’t Like About LG WM4200HWA Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front Load Washer
LG offers a limited 10-year warranty on this washer, but the terms and conditions of the warranty may differ depending on when and where the washer was purchased.
Some reviewers found it difficult to fit a King-sized comforter in the washer.
Pros & Cons of the LG WM4200HWA Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front Load Washer
|Allergen cycle reduce up to 95% dust and dander||Limited Warranty|
|Built-in intelligence||Vibrations during high spin, despite the TrueBalance feature|
|Short wash cycles||Front-loader|
|Space efficient and quiet||Tight squeeze for King-sized comforter|
Our Second Choice – Samsung WA52A5500AW Smart Top Load Washer
This washer features a shallow yet roomy tub, and a built-in water facet that you can use to pre-treat heavily soiled clothing.
The Super Speed Wash setting can have a full load of laundry washed in as little as 28 minutes.
- Samsung SmartThings app compatible, making it easy to get notifications and reminders about your laundry
- Built-in faucet that can be used without a sink
- Self-Clean alerts you when the washer tub needs to be cleaned
What We Like About Samsung WA52A5500AW Smart Top Load Washer
The built-in faucet is a great feature for parents, especially for rinsing off soiled clothes prior to loading them into the washer.
This washer has a large capacity but is very quiet thanks to Vibration Reduction technology.
What We Don’t Like About Samsung WA52A5500AW Smart Top Load Washer
The Samsung WA52A5500AW Smart Top Load Washer is not rated as High Efficiency. The SpeedWash setting is much more lengthy than our top pick from LG.
Pros & Cons
|Built-in faucet||Not rated High Efficiency|
|Quiet operation||Limited Warranty|
|Large load capabilities||Fewer wash cycle options|
|Self-Clean notification||Longer spin cycles|
What to look for when buying a washer for baby clothes
When looking for the best washing machine for baby clothes, you will want to have a washer with a range of wash cycle options.
Look for cycles with a sterilizing clean or allergen reducer cycle to use when washing baby clothes.
Quick or Speed Wash cycles are also important for days when you need laundry done in a hurry.
Smart Technology Integration
Smart technology can help provide reminders and use AI to keep busy parents from forgetting the wash with a plethora of built-in sensors that monitor laundry washing in real-time.
Many apps provide not just reminders but also troubleshooting assistance and integration with other Smart appliances.
FINAL VERDICT -THE BEST Washing Machine for Baby Clothes
LG WM4200HWA Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front Load Washer
Our top pick boasts the quickest time for speed washing a load of laundry, only 15 minutes.
The LG WM4200HWA Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front Load Washer is also our favorite because of its many wash cycle options, especially the Allergiene cycle that can be used to significantly reduce exposure to common allergens, ensuring their laundry is clean enough to keep both parents and baby happy and healthy.