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angelover02740's picture
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baby detergent

Just wondering what eveyone is planning on doing.. with DS i used baby dreft and then changed to Tide Free and clear. Im thinking of doing Tide Free and Clear this time as well

elleon17's picture
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I use anything that is "Free & CLear" till I know they are ok with it, but don't really switch for several months

sandraleigh's picture
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I have never switched detergents for baby LOL. None of my kids have ever had sensitive skin, I guess!

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I got some Ecos or something from Costco. Some friends recommended it. I used to have an allergy to Tide so I avoid it.

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I used Dreft with my first because they make you feel like their skin might fall off if you don't. Then I switched to a free and clear which I like so much that I use it all the time now so I didn't have to switch with my 2nd and don't plan to with this baby. My DS actually has really sensitive skin but detergents don't seem to make any difference to him that I've noticed.

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MIL bought a giant thing of Dreft for DS's clothes, that got used all of maybe five loads... then I switched to regular detergent. I washed the first bit of Wynn's clothes in something or other free and clear (I wanna say Purex or something equally cheap because that's how I roll) and if she doesn't have skin issues we will switch to regular detergent, because everything in our house gets washed in the GIANT washers at the laundry.

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We use All free and Clear and Snuggle free and clear for softner. only becasue that's what I have to use... I can't do anything with scents/etc. so baby's stuff just gets washed with ours.

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Dd breaks out from everything. We now learned to wash our clothes in all free and clear (shed break out from touching our clothes in tide) and her clothes in dreft still. So Ems will just go in with dds and already have.

angelover02740's picture
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i tried switching DS to tide and he got a rash so i stayed with free and clear. i probably will do the same this time just stick with Free and clear.. do u ladies use dryer sheets?

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I guess my kids don't have sensitive skin either! I have always just thrown all the laundry for the family in together.

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I don't use any dryer sheets or fabric softener. Seems like unnecessary chemicals to me. Vinegar in your wash is a good natural fabric softener so I might start using that if I decide to hang more stuff on the clothes line this year.

Yes, Tide gives me a big-time rash.

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I make my own detergent and it's pretty gentle. I'm not planning to use something separate. I don't use anything extra--fabric softener or dryer sheets because (TMI) if scented stuff gets on my underwear, it's not good!

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I hear ya Rachelle. The smells of all those extra chemicals in the wash make my nose burn too. Ugh. I hate it when I buy used clothes that were washed in scented cleaners. My whole car will stink of it for days, just from driving it home!

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We use Charlie's soap for everything. There aren't any fragrances or major chemicals and it's good for cloth diapers too.
We also use vinegar as a softener, and don't use fabric softeners in the dryer.

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how do you use vinegar in the wash? do you pour it where the softner would go and is it only good if you line dry your clothes?

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"angelover02740" wrote:

how do you use vinegar in the wash? do you pour it where the softner would go and is it only good if you line dry your clothes?

Yes, you pour it in where the softener would go. It's good for dryers too!!!

TLC Home "Replace your Fabric Softener with Vinegar"

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"angelover02740" wrote:

i tried switching DS to tide and he got a rash so i stayed with free and clear. i probably will do the same this time just stick with Free and clear.. do u ladies use dryer sheets?

I do and did with DS too. I have sensitive skin, but dryer sheets have never bothered me.

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"LissyT" wrote:

We use Charlie's soap for everything. There aren't any fragrances or major chemicals and it's good for cloth diapers too.
We also use vinegar as a softener, and don't use fabric softeners in the dryer.

Do you get static cling? That annoys me the most when folding laundry

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I don't think we get static cling any worse than when we used fabric sheets. I have also heard of using wool dryer balls, but haven't bought any of those.

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We just use washing soda. Anything more chemical than that bothers my nose. I even had to have my IL's stop using their dryer sheets when I would come over since I would start reacting. So baby's stuff needless to say can get washed with ours. When my SIL stays over, I can smell her fabric softener and detergent all over her kids (which then gets onto my kid) and my house for days! Blech!

We do get static cling when folding, but only really from a couple of fleece blankets. My mom has wool dryer balls, but I'm not sure how she likes them. DD likes to take them out of the dryer and play with them though Smile

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Yes, you pour it in where the softener would go. It's good for dryers too!!!

TLC Home "Replace your Fabric Softener with Vinegar"

thanks!