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on detail and the quality standards that have
been met to get to the final product—I don’t
think people even realize what goes into it,” Di
Laurenzio says of the Snozu brand.
“From [Costco’s] Code of Conduct audit
to the factory audits and the series of tests with
independent, nominated labs to make sure the
products meet all of the governmental and other
requirements, Costco’s standards are second to
none,” Di Laurenzio says.
For younger kids, Carter’s is a great brand available at Costco. “We focus on looking for nationally
recognized brands,” Anna says. “We want our members to recognize the brand and possibly at one
point either have purchased or seen the brand out in
the marketplace, so they immediately see the value
that Costco offers.”
FROM SOCCER TO skiing, baseball to mud
pies, we all know how tough kids can be on
their attire. Here are a handful of tips to help
you get the most out of kids’ clothes.
• Treat stains as quickly as possible.
Grass stains, blood from scrapes and juice
box spills can be tough to get out. Try
Resolve Spray ’n Wash (sold in warehouses
nationwide) as soon as you notice a stain. Let
the product penetrate a few minutes before
tossing the garment in the wash.
• Secure all clothes before they hit the
washer: Fasten all buttons, zippers, snaps
and buckles in order to prevent snagging and
pulling. Using a mesh bag for items that can
easily snag will help prevent tangles with
• Have a stuck zipper? Try one (or all) of
the following on both sides of the zipper to
get the “teeth” gliding together once again: a
Kids’ clothes-care tips
clear bar of glycerin-based soap, a crayon
(matching the color of the zipper), neutral-colored candle wax or graphite from a pencil.
• Always read care labels and follow the
product recommendation for washing. It
seems like common sense, but just because
an item appears to be easy to wash doesn’t
mean it will be.
• Line-dry clothes, especially during
the summer months. Dryers can be tough
on fabrics, breaking down fibers and fading
• Make sure to use the correct amount of
detergent; too much can make fabrics feel
stiff, itchy and uncomfortable (especially for
• Get kids involved in helping with the
laundry. Sorting by color is a great teaching
technique for toddlers, and elementary-school-age children can help fold and put away.—LB
From the cozy sleeper pajamas to three-piece
sets ranging in size from 3M to 5T, you will find a
variety of Carter’s items at the warehouse, with
inventory changing often since product flies off the
Lee Jeans will be found among the kids’ clothing
mix this fall, too, with durable cargo pants for boys
and fun, cuffed denim for girls.
C is for Costco.com
Many of the items mentioned here, along with a
wide assortment of other brands and styles, are
available at Costco.com. Check the site regularly, as
the latest styles are consistently updated.
What if you order something online and it
doesn’t fit? Not a problem: All apparel items ship
with a prepaid return label if you would like to
return the piece. You can also make the;return at
your local Costco.
The alarm clocks may have to be set soon, but you
can relish the fact that there are still a few weeks of
summer left, and plenty of fun treasures to discover in
the apparel section of Costco and Costco.com. C
Kids (and parents) will love the style and
wearability of Snozu active wear, left, and
Gerry’s hooded down jackets, right.
Alie, daughter of
Robin, Home Office