Washing Baby Clothes?

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Washing Baby Clothes?
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Thu, 09-17-2009 - 6:07pm

Ok, so as soon as my baby shower is over on saturday, im totally going into "mommy mode" haha. I plan on washing all the babies clothing, organizing her room, packing my bag for the hospital, etc. I would love to be able to buy the laundry soap "Ivory Snow", but Curtis says no cause its so expensive. I absolutely love the smell of it, and it is so gentle on the clothes! Plus if this baby is anything like me, she will have extremely sensitive skin and prob some allergies too, and ivory snow, like i said before is very gentle on clothes and skin. I mean when i was little, the second i pooed in my diaper, if i was not changed within 10 min my whole butt would break out in a rash and even start bleeding (i know TMI, but im right scared my baby girl is going to

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Registered: 09-12-2009
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 8:33pm
I have sensitive skin too (and tummy), so does my daughter. I can only use huggies diapers, huggies cucumber and aloe wipes, and she could only drink the sensitive formula (she couldn't even breast feed because of how sensitive her tummy was). But i use tide, and if i don't have enough money to buy that i buy SUN or some cheap stuff. It really shouldn't matter unless she is SUPER EXTREMELY sensitive. Another thing you can do it was her clothes once w/ laundry soap then again with no soap. It will wash it out more, but still be clean. Maybe only using half the soap you would normally use would also help too.
I am not sure if you thought about this but if you use wipes, and e en try the cucumber and aloe (the "sensitive" wipes suck both huggies and pampers) and still nothing works, wet paper towels (viva paper towels) are best because they are the most like a cloth, or you can use wet wash cloths. I did both of them. It works really good.
If you have any questions about sensitivity just let me know. My daughter is sensitive.
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Registered: 07-17-2008
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 1:06am
All free and clear. It's the best laundry detergent for everyone. it gets stuff clean and wont bug sensitive skin. Any fragrance, even ivory or dreft, made Noah sneeze endlessly as a newborn. I had to wash all the family's clothes in All Free and Clear.
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Registered: 08-15-2007
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 10:23am
We always bought Dreft for washing Kayleigh's clothes and then a different, cheaper brand for us to wash our clothes with. The Dreft always lasted along time since we were only washing her clothes in it and it's very sensitive as it's made for babies.
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Registered: 08-09-2008
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 11:59am
i hate the smell of dreft so i either use
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 12:10pm

Is dreft something just found in the states? Cause i have never heard of it here lol. All i have seen is ivory snow and basically a cheaper no name brand of ivory snow. But anyways thanks for all the advice everyone :D

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Registered: 08-15-2007
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 8:41pm
Hmm, I'm not sure. They usually sell Dreft at most stores here. Do you have a Babies R US there? If you do you could check there or other stores like Walmart and Target (I've never looked for it at Walmart or Target before but I'm sure they must sell it too).
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