How long do you have to use Dreft for washing their clothes? Anyone know please let me know.
Melanie - posted on 09/09/2009
When i hads my first i use non bio washing liquid tablets powder and leanor fabric softener, for the stains i use ace stain remover in a green bottle it has never hurt the children and i will do the same with the one i am expecting in February
Amanda - posted on 09/07/2009
The label says 18 months. Right now I don't have to. I tried a pair of socks and he is fine. The best thing is to try somet5hing like one shirt to see if the baby's skin is okay with it. Mine is but I want to use the rest of his dreft before adding his clothes to our tide... I bought the economical size so I still have a long way to go. It is different for everyone. My little cousin had to have it till she was 5 years old.
Andrea - posted on 09/03/2009
I use All Free & Clear laundry detergent and Bounce Free dryer sheets for Hubs and I's clothes. When I asked the pediatrician about Dreft, he said that dye free and fragrance free was the only reason to use it. And since we already use those types of products for us, never had to buy anything special for baby.
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Theresa - posted on 08/24/2009
well it all depends on you and your child. my daughter i used dreft or baby all til she was one then i started to slowly work in our laundry detergant and her skin didnt react to ours so i stopped buying the extras and gave what i had left to my best friend since she is due in oct.
Natalie - posted on 08/23/2009
I changed at about 9 months, it is expensive. He doesn't have an allergy so that was good, but a lot of people do it at a year. You can also use ALL in the white bottle since it doesn't have perfumes or dyes and is 1/2 the price.
Jenae - posted on 08/20/2009
I was told by my pediatrician that there is no need to use Dreft. It is actually not any better than any of the dye/fregrance free detergants. My daughter has very sensitive skin and I used it for the first 6 months. I could not believe that I had wasted so much money on something that is suppose to be better for your baby and actually isn't. I hope this message gets around and new parents looking to use Dreft learn not to waste their money!
Christine - posted on 08/13/2009
3 reasons why I stopped using Dreft after my 2nd bottle....
You don't even have to use Dreft - My daughter's Pediatrician just laughed at me when I told him about using Dreft. Also, Dreft seemed stronger than our regular mild laundry soap - it seemed as if her clothes faded quickly in colors. If it helps making a decission easier... I have a very sensitive skin and thought it would help for me to use Dreft - that was the WRONG decission! It's cheaper to just get a mild, dye and perfumfree Laudry detergent. I use Costco's Kirkland works for the whole family.
Hillary - posted on 07/28/2009
I never used baby detergents, but that's just me. My kids don't have allergies or particular sensitivities. But if there's still a reason you might be concerned, I'd wait. But IMO- if your baby's healthy it's to their benefit to be exposed to the real world of scents and germs and such ASAP- they build up immunities faster...
Erin - posted on 07/27/2009
Oh my . . . I have not used any special "baby" laundry detergent since my first child was born. I have used All Free for 7 years and we are still tickin'. I have used "Shout" for all those lovely stains and it works wonderful ( I but the large container from Sam's). I do all the laundry together and haven't washed the baby's differently than the rest of the familys. If sensitive skin is an issue ask your doc what should be used.
Nikki - posted on 07/25/2009
I cloth-diaper so I never use Dreft. I bought Charlie's Soap for the cloth-diapers and my daughters clothes and liked it so much I have switched and am using it for the entire household now. It's a little costly but lasts for at least 3 months.
Ann - posted on 07/07/2009
I have used the All free since birth, I have a friend in the birthing business and she told me as long as it was dye/frangrance free it was fine. Also the NICU nurse told me I could use stain spray as long as I did a double rinse cycle for those stubborn stains!
Samantha - posted on 07/05/2009
Well i would say i only used it for the first two moths. Havent used it sense. Its recommended because its dye free and scent free. BUT you can use the detergents that are dye free and scent free. They now make more then one. Also you would of noticed if they are senstive to fregrence if you used detergent that was scented from laying on your clothes when they were younger. We now use All free and have for quite awhile.. I know people who never used dreft. ITS recommended. You dont have to use it.
Rachel - posted on 07/05/2009
Depends on your child's skin and what you use for yourself. If your son's skin is sensitive he may not be able to handle the chemicals in most detergents. Think of it this way, you don't need to continue formula past a year before you can introduce milk or table foods. You shouldn't have to continue Dreft past a year either. Not scientific, but rather my thoughts. We already use a chemical free, fragrance free eco-brand so after her first birthday we'll switch her over to our normal detergent. There are many on the market, that may even be an interim thing for you to use before making a complete switch. Oh, and most detergents aren't that bad, after all...its washed out. Rather its the softners that we use that can actually complicate matters of the skin. Just an FYI, the eco-brand Method has great scented dryer sheets that are hypo-allergenic and non-toxic. We may use different eco-detergents but we've made the solid switch now to using just these Method dryer sheets for our clothes.
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