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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?


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! :)


    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

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

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

    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.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 :)

    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.

    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.

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