What baby bottle/detergent brand would you best recommend?

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Sara - posted on 02/07/2011

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My kids also have eczema. the doctor suggested dove,Ivory and double washfor my 7 month old.My 7 month old also needs elidel when his skin clears then a trixera body wash soap free. My eight year old used Aveano alot as well ...lubriderm first. My 7 month uses barriere cream for his bum we ordered a 450g tub since he pretty much came home it is still going.

Liz - posted on 02/07/2011

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For the baby bottle with my youngest we have to use the Dr. Brown baby bottles. With my twins we used the parents choice walmart brand.

As for the detergent we use the Target brand Baby detergent, along with the dreft spray to get the stains out of their clothes.

I think so long as it is dye free and unscented it doesn't matter what sort of detergent you use.

Adrienne - posted on 02/07/2011

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I'm with Sarah! I only use Playex drop ins for bottles and Dreft laundry detergent I also use Downy free & sensitvie farbic softener to add some softness :) my daughter also has sensitive skin and these products have never caused a rash or break out :) and her clothes smell great!

Alexis - posted on 02/12/2011

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For laundry detergent I loved Dreft. My son ended up not having sensitive skin (which Dreft is awesome for), but I still really liked the way it smelled. As for bottles I started with DR. Browns bottles and the playtex drop in's. Again though, I planned for a colice\gassy baby and ended up having a high tolerance baby. He ended up using just typical bottles after I got tired of all the components to the DR.Brown bottles and the dropins. It really depends on your child though.

Michelle - posted on 02/12/2011

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I think it depends on the baby. I tried Playtex drop-ins, but I my son was constantly having a gassy stomach, so we switched to Dr. Brown and never had problems. So, we will def. use those for the next lil' one, unless they don't work for him/her. I use Tide free & clear laundry soap.

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Izzel - posted on 02/11/2011

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I like Playtex drop in bottles as well. As for detergent, I've always tended to lean towards All.

Melissa - posted on 02/11/2011

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i have pregnant with my third and i really like Avent bottles i have tried others and researched them...I also think Dr. Brown are good! hope this helps

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Me and my kids have eczema so we have very sensitive skin and I have to be careful what detergents we use. I have a 1 month old and a 18 month old and I wash the whole family's clothes in PUREX free & clear its hypoallergenic. It hasn't caused any problems with our skin and its cheaper than dreft. I also like purex baby but it only comes in 32 load bottles so its more practical to buy the 96 load purex free & clear and wash everything with that. I also started using the new purex crystal fabric softener it isnt hypoallergenic but so far no problems. It smells great and wont mess up flame retardent clothing like kids pajamas. I breastfeed but on the rare occasion I use a bottle I like the MAM self sterilizing anti-colic ones. Ive tried the drop-ins but i wasnt impressed they work fine but you have to buy those inserts the MAM ones work great and prevent the baby from getting air bubbles and causing gas with no refills to buy.

Cassandra - posted on 02/09/2011

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i had to use Swavitel cuz my 3 boys were allergic to All Baby and Dreft

Angela - posted on 02/09/2011

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I use Dreft detergent,its wonderful and My daughter has sensitive skin and it doesent irritate her.

Sara - posted on 02/09/2011

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free and clear
i only use Playtex Drop-Ins b/c it reduced gas and colic

Tiffany - posted on 02/09/2011

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all free and clear detergent is cheaper and it works just like Dreft. baby bottles the playtex with the drop in liners are the best b/c the nipple on the bottle is bigger than normal bottles so if you breast feed and bottle supplement they baby won't get confused, plus it won't make the baby gassy. Regular bottles they get alot of air in them and when the baby gets all that air in their belly they spit up alot!

Jessica - posted on 02/09/2011

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I use Playtex drop-ins bottles cause they are wonderful, especially if you are going to be breastfeeding. It saves a lot of time and are sooo much easier to clean than a regular bottle. For detergent I recommend tide free and gentle. My son has eczema and ever since I switched from dreft to tide he hasn't had a single break out and it's been months. Although I must say Dreft smells soo good and I wish I could still use it just because of the scent. But if you have a sensitive baby then tide free and gentle definitely the way to go.

Nana Adwubi - posted on 02/09/2011

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Avent products are quite very good. i intend to use them when cherlotte-ellen is ready for foods. right now she is on exclusive breast-milk.the avent sterilizers and bottles are a very good investment.

Sarah - posted on 02/09/2011

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is use avent bottles and a microwave sterilser which is brilliant because no need for any strellising fluid. i also use fairy non bio washing powder :)

Terra - posted on 02/09/2011

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for bottles i would suggest if you are breast feeding to use the tommee tippee ones, they are truly an exact replica of the breast shape and all, and for laundry soap, I would just say anything that is free and clear will work. the dreft spray is good too and they make unscented dryer sheets

Alyssa - posted on 02/08/2011

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I used Avent bottles with my first but had a problem with them leaking afterwhile and switched to Playtex Drop-Ins. They were both fantastic but with the second I'll go with Avent again before the other. The drop-ins get to be too expensive and just adds to our trash can.

As for detergent, I used Purell Baby or free & clear. They're both the same thing but one is cheaper than the other. I used this with my first for the first few months with no fabric softener at all. I also used 1/3 less than was suggested for load size and did a second rinse to be sure all the detergent was rinsed from his clothes. I tried a fabric softener in the dryer around 3 months and he did fine with it. After 6 months, I started using regular detergent. I'll do the same thing with the next one. If it doesn't work, I'll figure something out!

I have read about a laundry detergent called Charlie's Soap that is supposed to be fantastic and pretty cheap.

http://www.charliesoap.com/

Ashley - posted on 02/08/2011

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we used glass bottles, never had a gas problem with my lil one. and we use purex baby detergent or all free and clear. i also use free and clear clorox 2, and downy fabric softener

Sarah - posted on 02/08/2011

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I used Dr Browns with my son. At first he had a huge problem with spitting up, but we switched to the preemie size nipple instead of the number one and he all but stopped spitting up overnight.

As for detergent, anything free and clear will do just fine. There really is no need to pay through the nose for Dreft.

Hillary - posted on 02/08/2011

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I have sensitive skin and my son does a little bit. I have always used All Free and Clear! Works great and is easy on skin!

Nana Adwubi - posted on 02/08/2011

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for laundry i use tide with dirt magnet but, set the temperature high on the machine then use a fabric conditioner(comfort)

Nana Adwubi - posted on 02/08/2011

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sunlight bottle washing liquid then sterilise after. use either a steriliser or u can boil for 5mins. that is really important.

Heather - posted on 02/08/2011

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Dr Browns Bottles (standard or widemouth, I liked the widemouth better and they are closer to breast shape) I used tide free & clear or arm and hammer free of dyes. Downy sensitive (dye and perfume free) softner. We are finally able to use scented softners but part of that issue was my skin!

User - posted on 02/07/2011

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Dr. Brown bottles...my son has super sensitive skin with eczema, the only detergent that I found so far that doesn't make him break out is ALL Free and Clear.

Sarh - posted on 02/07/2011

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Adrienne, great to know your little one is doing great with fabric softener. I've been wanting to use one on his clothes to make them softer as you said, but I've been afraid with his super sensitive skin.

Melissa - posted on 02/07/2011

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After BF 10 months I used the NUK bottle with a funny shaped nipple, as far as dish soap I used what I had. Laundry soap I used drift until he was about 8 weeks.. after consulting with his pedi she felt it ok for use to use regular laundry soap and he's been fine with it.

Sarh - posted on 02/06/2011

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For the bottle I will ONLY use Playtex Drop-Ins! Best bottle ever, baby never gets gassy as you can push all the air out.
For detergent, I've been using Dreft. My son is almost 8m old and has very sensitive skin, if he is w/out a shirt and crawls on the floor or food touches his tummy he breaks out in a rash, but when his clothes are on him he has no problems.

Lacye - posted on 02/06/2011

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I always used Ajax. I would get the water scalding hot and put the Ajax in there and go to town!

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