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May 9th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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I bought detergent for baby , but is there a fabric softener safe for baby? Do you just not use any? Use regular?
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May 9th, 2013, 07:25 AM
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I don't even use fabric softener for my clothes...
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May 9th, 2013, 07:29 AM
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I recently got a big bottle of Tide free and clear and Downy free and clear.
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May 9th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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I don't use fabric softener anymore. I use to for our clothes but my dr said not to use it on kids clothes bc it can irritate the skin pretty bad
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May 9th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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I dont use it on our clothes so I wont use it on Payson's.
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May 9th, 2013, 09:20 AM
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I do not use it. I use Charlie's Laundry soap on all our clothes
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May 9th, 2013, 09:31 AM
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I don't use fabric softener either. But then again maybe i'm the bad mom here cause I've never washed DDs clothes in anything other than our detergent either....
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May 9th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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I've always used gain liquid detergent and gain fabric softener. I used the baby detergent when dd was a newborn, but it actually irritated her skin while the gain didn't. Super weird. I've already washed all Coy's clothes in our regular detergent and softener and we'll just go from there.
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May 9th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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I do not use it. I use Charlie's Laundry soap on all our clothes
I just bought some and after my tide and rockin green are gone that is my plan too. Do you have hard or soft water? I am wondering how it works for people with a HE front loader with hard water...
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May 9th, 2013, 10:15 AM
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I don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets on DDs clothes or it irritates her skin and she gets a bad rash. All I use with her laundry is Dreft and I know a lot use other sensitive skin formulas but I love dreft. I do add oxi clean to help with tough stains....its a miracle worker on spit up/drool/poo stains from when they are little.
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May 9th, 2013, 10:15 AM
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I was wondering this, too. I don't use liquid fabric softener, we just use dryer sheets. I didn't use any dryer sheet when I washed the baby's clothes because I didn't know what was best. I might just get a small box of free and clear and be done with it.
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May 9th, 2013, 11:50 AM
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I don't use fabric softener at all. I've been sensitive to it, dryer sheets, and any scented laundry detergent since I was little. My oldest inherited my sensitive skin so we just use Free and Clear.
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May 9th, 2013, 01:55 PM
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I don't use any fabric softener; just dryer sheets. I bought the free and clear type dryer sheets as well as free and clear detergent.
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May 9th, 2013, 03:11 PM
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No softner or dryer sheets here either. dH and B1both have sensitive skin, so free and clear only here.
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May 9th, 2013, 03:37 PM
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We couldn't use it for quite a while because my youngest had a reaction to whatever we were using. So, I'll probably stop using it for awhile, on our clothes and baby's, until we are sure this baby doesn't have the same problem.
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May 9th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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We don't use it either.

I haven't gotten around to trying vinegar for this yet but I've heard/read good things. Here's a good link:
Using Vinegar as Fabric Softener Review – Does it Work? | Green Idea Reviews
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May 9th, 2013, 06:40 PM
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i use regular detergent and fabric softener for us and DS
i will do the same with DD and only change if there is any issues
we did the fragrance free stuff/baby stuff w/ DS and i felt like i could still smell the puke and stuff on his clothes even though everything was fully washed
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May 9th, 2013, 09:47 PM
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We just use original tide and no fabric softener for all out clothes, even diapers.
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May 10th, 2013, 06:03 AM
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I don't use any fabric softeners either. I use Rockin' Green right now and my clothes are pretty soft and there's no static. When I use regular detergent I have to use something Free and Clear, both DS2 and DH have sensitivities to regular detergents and softeners.
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May 10th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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I wouldn't use a liquid/chemical fabric softener. I would just purchase a dryer ball. It bounces around in your dryer and beats the clothing soft, lol. Cheaper, too.

Amazon.com: 6 Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls -Set of Six 100% Handmade, Natural and Unscented: Everything Else

You can make these yourself as well. There are directions online and it looks super easy. You just wind the 100% wool yarn around until it is as big as a tennis ball and then wash in a bag on very hot in your washing machine to shrink/compact them and then voila!
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