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I have a 22 month old and I was wondering if I could use regular detergent for his clothes or must continue using Dreft?

 
firsttimemot444

Asked by firsttimemot444 at 6:11 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • We never used Dreft, just All Free & Clear. It's much cheaper and free of dyes and perfumes (Dreft has fragrance added, BTW). It won't irritate the skin at all but if you're concerned about it, you can add a cup of white vinegar to your wash in place of liquid fabric softener. White vinegar cuts detergent residue far better than fabric softener and NO it won't make your clothes smell like vinegar. They come out smelling fresh and clean! :)

    ktok2009

    Answer by ktok2009 at 9:58 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • I have been using regular detergent since my kids were born. We have never ha any problems
    MommySwiggles

    Answer by MommySwiggles at 6:12 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Never used it. Have always used plain old detergent for my kids clothes.
    Trotterswife

    Answer by Trotterswife at 6:19 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I never used Dreft, too pricey. All Free & Clear is the same thing - no dyes or perfumes to irritate baby's skin.

    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:14 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I have used regular detergent from the beginning with both of my children. I do try to use the natural elements, or dye free stuff, but have used other types with no problem. I think it would depend on your child whether they have allergies or are sensitive.
    Keene

    Answer by Keene at 6:14 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I've never used Dreft or any of those other pricey detergents. They're a total rip off, especially Dreft and the like.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 6:17 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I have always used Tide with Bleach on all my children's clothes. I think it is really up to you on what you use.
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 6:12 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I've always used regular detergent for my daughter's clothes. As long as his skin isn't super sensitive it should be fine. Just make sure to use a little less than the normal amount :)
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 6:12 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • You could probably use a fragrance/dye free natural detergent and be fine.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 6:12 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I used Dreft for a long time, but All free and clear is a good choice too.
    beyondhopes

    Answer by beyondhopes at 6:13 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

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