tide or dreft????? which 1?

Natalie - posted on 10/08/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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im a new mom and the only thing ive been useing is dreft..... but im debating on trying the tide free and gentle..... has anyone ever tried the tide if so which do u prefer tide or dreft?

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Liz - posted on 10/30/2010

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Unless you are going to wash all of your shirts in dreft too there really is no point to it. Your baby comes in contact with your clothing all of the time. I use All free and clear for all of our families laundry. It works great and I use downy free and clear fabric softener. It works great and there is no risk of reactions. I have eczema so we used it before baby.

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I just use regular purex and wash my babies clothes with the rest. Unless they show sensitivity to soap it totally unnecessary to buy separate soap. All small and mighty free and clear works great for sensitive skin and is cheap.

Laura - posted on 10/11/2010

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i use purex for cold water, i dont have the time or money to be washing all of her clothes separate from the rest of the family. i was told by a nurse to was one item of baby's clothes in with the regular wash and have him wear it. if he has no reaction, wash away!

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Tiffanie - posted on 11/23/2010

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I use Purex or Wisk. I can't afford Dreft and I'm allergic to Tide. I've never had any problems.

Alyssa - posted on 11/06/2010

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I use All Small and Mighty Free Clear. I love the size of the small bottle, there are no dyes or perfumes, and it's a great price. I don't see the reason to buy Dreft or a special "baby" detergent when you can get the same thing for a much better price :) Hope that helps some!

Samantha - posted on 11/03/2010

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I started off using dreft...then came across the Tide that has no dye or perfume in it (blue/white box)...I am a tide user, always have been, so I bought it and have had no problems as of yet.....and it's so much cheaper!! I do still use the dreft spray and wash, though...but that is likely about to change as well.

Jaime - posted on 10/19/2010

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The books say if you try one item in the wash with regular detergent and they don't have a reaction, don't waste your money. I have been using All Free & Clear since 2000 when we first got our weimaraner puppy and he had a sensitive tummy! :) I haven't had any issues with either of my children and they both have sensitive skin. We use it exclusively so maybe instead of doing separate loads you might just want to switch to a Free line.

Christina - posted on 10/19/2010

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I personally use the Purex Baby. It smells just like dreft and even looks like dreft but I think that it works better that the dreft. It makes my baby's clothes sooo soft and they smell so good. It is also quite a bit cheaper than the dreft.

Natalie - posted on 10/18/2010

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thank u everyone for responding im def gonna try to switch because doing seperate laundry is def not fun : )

Carolyn - posted on 10/18/2010

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My sister and dad looked at the ingredients for Dreft and Tide and they are the same thing they said. My sister only used Dreft until that point. I use All Free&Clear or the Tide with no dyes or perfumes.

Helena - posted on 10/18/2010

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my hubby works in construction and there is always a mile of dirty clothing in my house, along with my son's, and my own, i don;t have time to be washing everything seperate, i'm also a student so spending time with my son and hubby are more important to me then doing laundry, but since the day we brought him home from the hospital we have been using regular purex, i washed a blanket and layed him on ti first and there was no reaction, i've never tried any of those baby sepicific detergents so i really don't know...

Tracy - posted on 10/17/2010

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Thanks for asking this question... I've been using dreft since my daughter was born......sneeking in a few of her washcloths and bibs with family wash (Tide) and she has definatly come in contact with those items again with no obvious reaction... and I feel like I am wasting my time and energy washing her clothes seperatly.... was curious about everyone else's thoughts.... Thanks for the insight!

Jenna - posted on 10/11/2010

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All i use is Tide.. i agree that Deft is a lil expensive. We've had no problem with my 4 month old!

Michelle - posted on 10/10/2010

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I use Charlies powdered laundry soap. It's all natural and super concentrated. I order it off of soap.com.

Candace - posted on 10/09/2010

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I havent tried tide yet i've used the Purex baby a few times but mostly stick with Dreft since my little one has not had any reactions to it

Jennifer - posted on 10/08/2010

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I was using Dreft, but it's quite expensive... so I switched to Purex Baby. I've never used Tide on my son since my husband and I react badly to it, I assume he would too. My sisters kids have severe eczema and the "All" for babies really helps control their breakouts, even though her kids are 5 and 2.

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