new born and laundry soap advice

Ashley - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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is it okay to use something other than dreft for a newborn my son did good with out it when he was born. should i use it for the second or can i just water down like tide or other laundry soap?

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Lori - posted on 03/03/2010

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They have the Purex baby for about $2.49 at most places. My doctor also brought up a good point with my 2nd child- he said that wash the first load of clothes in a baby detergent, the bedding and clothes, but afterward unless you are going to wash every item in the house in it- your clothes, spouse, other children, towels,- then the baby is going to be exposed to that other detergent and to not waste so much money on Dreft.

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I used Dreft until my girls were 1.5... Then we started washing their clothes in Tide. Found out about a year and a half later that the Tide was what they were allergic to... Been using Arm & Hammer ever since and my son did fine w/ it.

Tabitha - posted on 03/03/2010

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I use regular tide with febreeze and I use down with febreeze and my daughter has no reaction the best thing i can suggest was one of his blankets in your clothes than let him use it see if hes ok and tell from there. Wish you the best of luck.

Kathy - posted on 03/03/2010

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I used regular laundry soap-just bought the dye and fragrance free. Most brands offer that alternative now. The dyes and fragrances is what irratates the skin.

Heather - posted on 03/03/2010

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ever since my son was a newborn, I just used whatever laundry soap I had in the house.. usually whatevers on sale. Makes no difference!!!!!

September - posted on 03/03/2010

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We use All Free and Clear for our son and have since birth with no problems.

Kimberly - posted on 03/03/2010

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The ultimate best thing i've ever used on all our clothes is Era. you can use it to pre-treat too. I've never used anything else for baby stains and "that time of the month" stains when my girls got older. It is a little more expensive, but when you consider what you'd save in stain removal too, it's well worth it. And, it's very gentle on the skin

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/03/2010

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We started with using the Dreft, but my husband hated the smell. It is very expensive too! We used the baby all which was cheaper and worked awesome! Got rid of all the stains, even spaghetti! Just pour directly onto tough spots.

Vickie - posted on 03/03/2010

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I use the Arm and Hammer Free and Clear for the whole family. My husband has bad allergies to most laundry detergent and it is one of the few that do not aggravate him. Even with my sons mild ezcema it works fine and has not irritated him. Most of the Free or Free and Clear detergents would work fine!

Iridescent - posted on 03/03/2010

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It's fine; even Dreft can cause major allergy problems and irritation. We use Tide Free.

Diana - posted on 03/03/2010

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I use All Free and Clear for mine and my daughters clothes because most fragrances and dyes in soap and softener makes me itch like crazy. It is the only thing I have used since she was born and she has never had a problem. If you aren't sure try to find free samples on the internet to try each brand out a load at a time so you know what works for your kids.

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