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What is the best laundry soap for newborns

So my son is in the NICU and i am trying to run around and get everything ready for when he is able to come home. What is the best kind of laundry soap to use for all of his bedding, clothes, ect.

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Asked by michelle.coppes at 3:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Dreft, it's specifically for babies.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:50 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • hypoallergenic soaps

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:50 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • All Free & Clear, Tide Free & Clear, Dreft. Anything that is fragrance and dye free.

    Now, if he doesn't have allergies, you can use any type of detergent.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:51 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Purex free and clear is dye and fragrance free. Great for little babies sensitive skin. My son is 10 weeks old and spent a week in NICU. I know the stress of it, so I feel for you, mama. I bet you are excited about him coming home soon. Good luck!

    Answer by wendydays at 3:52 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I got dreft then realized (when my hubby did the laundry) that as long as your baby does not get a rash than any type is ok.

    Answer by at 4:02 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Sun free and clear is super cheap and it works very well for my DD who has eczema since she was born. Only place I can find it is at Big Lots. I would also invest in that brands oxygen cleaner (it works so much better than Oxy Clean).

    Answer by coala at 4:25 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • NOT Dreft, and NOT Ivory Snow - those are the 2 harshest detergents on the market! I have a specific kind I like, but it's not commercially available, so I have to say anything free & clear - no scents, no dyes, etc. But please don't punish your newborn with dreft!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Don't bother with Dreft. It's a marketing thing; don't buy into it. We used Arm & Hammer for sensitive skin, no perfumes, no dyes.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 10:21 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I use All free and clear

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:41 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • Dreft and Ivory always broke my babies out. I would try one of the pp ideas like All free, Tide free, My personal fav is Cheer free and gentle, but the only place I can find it is Target.

    Answer by elasmimi at 10:57 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

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