Frequent question: Do you have to use baby laundry detergent?

Is it OK to use regular detergent for baby clothes?

Regular detergent is fine. In case the baby has sensitive skin you can use half the amount of detergent you’d normally use, or you can wash them once with detergent and then do an extra rinse or wash them once more without (so that as much of the soap as possible will be rinsed off).

What age can you use regular detergent for babies?

“The detergent in single-use laundry packets is very concentrated, so even a small amount can be harmful.” She recommends sticking with traditional powder or liquid detergent until your children are at least 5-6 years old.

Is Dreft really necessary?

The quick answer to this question is NO. You do not specifically need the Dreft brand for doing your baby’s laundry. However, a baby’s skin is very sensitive. … A gentle detergent is important to avoid irritating your baby’s skin or giving him a rash.

Why is Dreft bad?

While most of the ingredients in Dreft are standard for laundry detergents, there are four chemicals found in Dreft that may be of concern. … This ingredient is suspected of causing cancer, developmental toxicity, gastrointestinal and liver toxicity, neurotoxicity and skin or sense organ toxicity.

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Should baby clothes be washed separately?

It is a common recommendation that baby clothes should be washed separately, using special “baby” detergents that supposedly leave fewer residues and are therefore less likely to cause skin irritation.

What should you wash baby clothes in?

We tend to recommend using a non-biological detergent when washing newborn’s clothes, this is down to baby’s having very delicate skin. Biological detergents contain strong stain-busting enzymes that could irritate baby’s skin, whereas non-biological detergents are still highly effective but are gentler on skin.

Do I have to wash my baby clothes in Dreft?

According to an article from Dreft baby detergent: “9 out of 10 dermatologists say it’s important to wash your baby’s new clothes before they wear them.”

Which is better all free and clear or tide free and clear?

Bottom line—Tide does a better job at cleaning tough stains and eliminating odors than All. But, All Free Clear is an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin who don’t usually require tough stain removal.

What laundry detergent is rated the best?

The Best Laundry Detergents of 2021

  • Tide Original.
  • Persil ProClean Sensitive Skin.
  • Tide Purclean.
  • Kirkland UltraClean.
  • Gain Original.
  • Purex.
  • Arm & Hammer CleanBurst.
  • All Free & Clear.

Is Dreft bad for kids?

Dreft is hypoallergenic because it contains no dyes that are most often the culprit in skin irritation. It is safe to use in all washers and can also be used to hand wash delicate items and is safe for septic systems.

Did they change the scent of Dreft?

Only to find that the scent for Dreft has suddenly and completely changed. This stage 1 Dreft now has the same chemical odor of the stage 2… NOTHING even close to the delightful scent I’ve loved for many years!

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