laundry detergent

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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:59am

So, I'm going to start washing up the babies things this weekend and am debating on just using our regular detergent or buying a free & clear type.

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Registered: 09-20-2002
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 12:43pm
I did buy a bottle of Dreft but we'll see how that goes with baby and perhaps I'll just go to All Free & Clear which is what I used for the older one when he was little.

My older son seems to have developed an irriation to the regular Tide I just bought, so I'll probably start washing his clothes with the baby's.
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Registered: 12-09-1999
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 12:15pm
I think I'm just going to buy some free & clear suff for all of us till I find a homemade recipe I like. DH's Mom bought us 2 big jugs of some off brand that I think I'll run down to the homeless shelter.
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Registered: 08-22-2008
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 11:50am

I use All free and clear...used it with DS, still use it now and will use it with this little one too. IMO Dreft is a bit of a marketing sham, they love to play off parents fears.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:34pm

I use Dreft on all the newborn and baby clothing and bedding until they are about 2 and then switch to our detergeant which is the Kirkland brand free and clear fragrant free detergeant.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 9:46pm

I tried using a few different 'sensitive' type detergents with DS1 when he was little and having such trouble with his exczema, but it didn't seem to make a difference, so since then I've just been using Tide.

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Registered: 04-12-2010
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 9:20pm
I agree Jill I do not understand how Dreft can be good since it is so smelly (highly scented perhaps is a better way to phrase that! Lol). I used free and clear on all the new stuff I just bought. However I am slowly going to introduce our regular detergent. My DH and I do not have problems with sensative skin but the rest of my family does. I figure at first I will be free and clear then see if he/she is ok with regular detergent after a while.

Dixie

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Registered: 11-05-2004
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 8:37pm

Dreft, because it smells so yummy. lol. :)

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Registered: 04-14-2011
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 7:53pm
I use Dreft until the kids are 9 months or so.
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Registered: 07-07-2006
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 1:29pm

I would use at least a free and clear. I've honestly never understood the dreft type stuff, I know it says for sensitive skin, but think of people who are sensitive to stuff and perfumes.....that stuff is really scented! But I digress and will say I got some Purex baby stuff bc it was cheap (2.97 or something at WalMart) and I fell in love with the smell :) I'd just be careful at first and if you see baby is fine then I wouldn't worry.

Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !
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Registered: 08-26-2010
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 1:08pm
My fam has used arm and hammer FOREVER because my mom and I have sensitive skin. We've always washed all the family babies' stuff in it over the years too and never had problems. :)

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