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Registered: 11-11-2006
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 2:27pm

Who used and is still using Dreft or other baby laundry detergent? How long do you intend to use it or have you already stopped? Just wondering if I should buy more Dreft...

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Registered: 10-19-2011
In reply to: tiggeredmommy
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 10:36pm

We have used All Free & Clear since baby was born, and he's had no adverse reaction.  It's much more affordable, and reviews I read said All is better at removing stains than Dreft.  Best, I can use All for the whole family!


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Registered: 04-02-2011
In reply to: tiggeredmommy
Sat, 09-29-2012 - 4:58pm
We actually started out using the costsco brand free and clear and haven't had reactions. We used it before JB was born since my dh doesn't like anything with fragrance (including deodorant). We also have powdered All free and clear that I've been using (I don't like powder as much, too sudsy for me). We do use a different detergent on the cloth diapers but it's less than a tablespoon a load and it's so they don't build up residue and repel or stink.
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Registered: 01-20-2005
In reply to: tiggeredmommy
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 5:22pm

I always just use Free and Clear. Actually do all the time- my 11 yr old has to have it.

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Registered: 10-20-2007
In reply to: cbaby2006
Wed, 10-03-2012 - 11:04pm

Uh, I must be the only one not using anything special!  We use Tide.  None of my kids have ever had reactions to detergent.


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Registered: 12-05-2011
In reply to: tiggeredmommy
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 1:23pm

We've got it, but I can't even count the number of times I've done laundry on autopilot and just used the regular detergent and fabric softener that I use for husband's and my clothes.  The bambini haven't ever had a problem with it.

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Registered: 10-12-2008
In reply to: tiggeredmommy
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 2:35pm
I bought a giant bottle of Dreft and will only use it until it is gone. I also got All Free and Clear for the rest of the laundry and have occasionaly used it ont he kids clothes only because it seems to take the smell out better. I haven't had any issues with stains but with the amount Marissa spits up and also pees through her diaper most nights, I find that i have to use a lot of Dreft to clear the smell while the All requires less.
If your little one hasn't shown any issues with being near your clothes or bedding then he should be fine with your detergent. But you can also throw one of his shirts in your laundry just to try it out.


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Registered: 10-03-2011
In reply to: mrseaston
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 11:24pm

I use Shoppers Drug Mart brand baby detergent for Aly's stuff and quite often our stuff too. My mom does contracts for Shoppers health care program so she gets a discount and got it cheap and now I'm hooked. I stock up everytime she's at my house or I'm visiting her! I also use Gain for sheets and most of our clothes (mine and Dh's)

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