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When do I switch detergents for my little one?

Right now I use Dreff or the baby detergent for my 20 month old. I was wondering when do I stop using this stuff and use regular laundry detergent. I normally use All-Free or Cheer-free due to allergies.

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Babymayyoung

Asked by Babymayyoung at 7:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • giver her a blanket that you have that is washed in teh diff stuff, if it doesnt bother her then go ahead and switch
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 7:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I never used Dreff. Too expensive and absolutely unnecessary. My baby was sensitive to regular detergents so I used All Free-- so much cheaper. So you could go ahead and switch now, especially since you are using All Free.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • derm recomended All free & clear for dd. dreft is was too fragranced
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I never used Dreft or any baby detergent. We use All Free & Clear from the beginning.
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 7:39 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I always used regular Tide for my kids from the time they were newborns. Wash something of hers in regular detergent and see if it bothers her.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 8:07 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I never used Dreft either; we just always used a free-and-clear from day one.

    You just need to try it, and watch her skin to find out.
    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 10:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • Dreft is one of the worst detergents on the market - it's more harsh than almost every other detergent. Fillers, fragrances, other crap - it eats away at metal over time, moreso that regular Tide or the equivalent! Switch NOW, especially if you're using a free & clear detergent - it's not much better but it is gentler than dreft is!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • With my oldest I used it for about 4 months. But with all my boys, I used regular detergent. I use Arm and Hammer and it is great. I would say switch.
    palexander

    Answer by palexander at 1:35 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Try it out! I used dreft for the first year. If no sensitivity occurs, continue to use regular detergent. SOme mother dont use hyro-allergenics at all. But store brand is inexpensive.
    Amberoz

    Answer by Amberoz at 1:55 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • I used Dreft until she turned one. Then we switched to a dye free/ perfume free detergent. I buy the Costo brand free and clear detergent and she's never had a problem with it.
    lvpenguino

    Answer by lvpenguino at 1:03 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

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