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What type of detergent to use for baby's clothes?

I've just learned that you should wash new clothes before putting them on the baby, but what is a good detergent to use?

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newmommie091

Asked by newmommie091 at 10:33 PM on May. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • ivory snow!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I use All Free and Clear and an extra rinse cycle.
    chrissmom734

    Answer by chrissmom734 at 10:37 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I used All Free and Clear, it's not too expensive and shouldn't cause any reactions, although none of my kids have reacted to any detergent anyway, but I always use the Free and Clear kind in the beginning just to be safe.
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 10:37 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I used Dreft
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Don't waste your money on special detergent. Unless they develop a rash, just use what you use for the rest of your family. If they do get a rash, use All Free, so much less expensive and washes well without the allergens.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Dreft... Sold in many stores... It's for babies...


    However you don't need it unless they have sensitive skin... rashes etc. The box is small for its price.


    little flower

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • We've always used detergent that's "free and clear" anyway because I will sometimes get rashes with detergents that have dyes or fragrances in them.

    We kept using it when our baby was born, and it worked just fine for her too. I haven't found that any particular brand of dye-free and fragrance-free is better or worse for our skin.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • all free and clear or any other brand of "dye and perfume free" detergent. Dreft is just way too expensive, all works just as good.

    I now make my own though.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Oh, and I thought I would add because I wished someone had told me, dry on the lowest setting, some baby clothes can shrink badly. I have a few things I saved from my older son that I really liked, but they're so short and wide they're basically useless. It's the cheaper brands that have the problem, and I don't know what kind of clothes you have, but it's easy enough to dry on low just in case that I thought I would mention it.
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 11:11 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • i have to use the free and clear stuff.... i like all better than tide but most of the time tide is the only one they carry at my grocery store lol. i don't like dreft bc it is way too smelly and expensive. btw i don't waste my time washing the baby's clothes beforehand. i just rip the tag off and put it on them and i have never had any problems (and my middle son has sensitive skin)
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:14 PM on May. 12, 2010

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