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When can you start using fabric softner on childs clothes?

 
Farrahann

Asked by Farrahann at 4:43 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • They tell you not to use fabric softener because it counteracts the fire retardant properties of children's clothing...making them more flammable. So...I guess the answer to your question is whenever you feel comfortable with it. The chances of your child catching fire are relatively low...but if your children are around smokers, barbeques, camp fires or other sources of fire...I would probably think twice.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 5:32 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • i did since the day our dd was born. there is special softener for baby cloth u can use
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 4:47 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • uhh, i always have. when he was a newborn i just used the baby stuff though.
    thisloveofmine

    Answer by thisloveofmine at 4:55 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Use vinegar as a fabric softener. You can do that ANYTIME. And it's NON-TOXIC. No chemicals! And don't worry, vinegar has no smell what-so-ever once it dries. I use it to clean my house and I use it as a conditioner for my hair. :)
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 5:00 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I just started . . dd is 6m . . . absolutely no reaction whatsoever.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 5:33 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I started at birth. I never bought Dreft either. My babies all had their clothes washed in Tide and softened with Downy. Never did them any harm. Good luck!
    shmorris56

    Answer by shmorris56 at 7:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • The only difference between doing my son's laundry and our regular laundry was keeping his seperate. I always used our laundry soap and fabric softner.
    darcibeisheim

    Answer by darcibeisheim at 8:55 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I started with my son around 8 months or so.
    grooveybabe004

    Answer by grooveybabe004 at 12:27 PM on Jan. 12, 2009