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when is the best age for kids to switch from free detergent to regular?

Just wondering...


Asked by americanadian25 at 1:33 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • You dont have to use a special detergent for ann kids..Only if you prefer or if your child has sensitive skin.

    My son is 27 days old and I use the same detergent as the whole family.

    Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 1:35 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I just wash everyone's clothes in free and clear. It costs the same as regular, and besides DD having horrible eczema, DH has it too.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:38 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • How about never. Regular detergent is full of extra chemicals that aren't good for anyone - child or adult. If you can help not switching, don't.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:34 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I washed the baby/kids clothes in regular detergent with the rest of the wash.

    Answer by MizLee at 1:37 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Never! I was everyone's clothes in free & clear. I can't handle regular detergent. But if you want to use the regular stuff for your baby you can at any time. A lot of babies actually don't need special detergent.

    Answer by CherBearCM at 1:42 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I've always used regular detergent without problems.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:44 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Thanks

    Comment by americanadian25 (original poster) at 1:44 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I used the "free" detergent at first with DD. Bought a bottle of it and when I was out, I switched her clothes to what I wash all the other laundry with and she never had a problem.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:46 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I always used regular, from day 1.

    Answer by mompam at 1:59 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • i'm 25 and i still use free detergent for my clothes

    Answer by hill_star03 at 2:02 PM on Sep. 29, 2010