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When can you start adding fabric softener to your baby's clothes?


Asked by TALuke at 1:25 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Use Vinegar, it works a lot better at getting clothes soft, especially those fuzzy blankets that fabric softener causes to matte up and get nasty feeling. Vinegar will make them fluffy and super soft. Plus you don't have to worry about allergies or residue affecting your child.

    Just try it once and see if you like it. I promise, it's sound advice unlike all of the "I did it from day ones"

    The more you expose your child to early on, the more likely they will develop allergies. Vinegar works, just add a cup like you would fabric softener. I put mine in a downy ball and throw it in the wash.

    Answer by cfdm3s_mommy at 12:00 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I didn't add anything to my kid's clothes until they were 2.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 3:13 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Fabric softener removes the flame resistant aspect that is in infant and children's clothing. So whenever you think your kids don't need that safety barrier anymore.

    Answer by Aemelia at 3:35 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I always did from the beginning. Could only use bounce though.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 1:32 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I started from day 1. You just have to watch for any allergic reaction. You do not have to buy special detergent either.

    You can always go the safe route and use distilled vinegar as softener instead.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:33 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • From day one.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:33 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • i use the same fabric softener (for sensitive skin) that I use for my clothes

    Answer by elizabiza at 2:31 PM on Sep. 14, 2010