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June 16th, 2010, 10:25 AM
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So I know you are supposed to wash all the babies clothes before they wear them but does anyone have any tips?
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June 16th, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Depending on how you feel about natural type products... you can choose detergent accordingly. I just use Tide since that's what all our clothing is washed in... I used a baby detergent with Curtis for a bit but didn't see a reason too after a while, and never did with Dustin. I just washed, dried and put away like normal. I usually do it a couple weeks before baby is supposed to be here.
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June 16th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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I also just used Tide. I read that there is no need to pay extra for the special kinds of detergents unless baby actually has a problem with regular detergent.
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June 16th, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets!!!
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June 16th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Ditto the above. I just washed the baby clothes like I would wash any of our other clothes.
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June 16th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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I use Tide free and clear...for all our stuff. I wash Jenna's stuff seperatly though. Plus, I don't use fabric softener with her things. A lot of moms don't use special baby wash. I would suggest a free and clear kind since they are the same price the rest of the brand. At least for the for 6 months or so.
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June 16th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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I have always used dreft on the babies clothes because I LOVE the smell.

No fabric softeners or sheets! Ever!
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June 16th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Why no fabric softner or dryer sheets?
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June 16th, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Because it ruins the clothing's flame retardant properties.
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June 16th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Yes, but if you use fabric softener or dryer sheets on the rest of your laundry then over time it will eventually build up on the baby clothes because it's in your washer and dryer anyway. The same is true of cloth diapers, there are very few fabric softeners that are CD-friendly and you'll need to use them on all your laundry or you'll just get build up in the long run.
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June 16th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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I use the same detergent on all our clothes. I don't use any kind of fabric softner on our clothes.
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June 16th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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I never knew bab ies clothes had flame retardent properties.

I just washed her clothes as I washed ours.
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June 16th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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I use All free and clear. I washed all his stuff separate at first but now I just wash them all together.
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June 16th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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i should go do some wash......sorry i have no advice!
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June 16th, 2010, 12:34 PM
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I use Dreft right now but ONLY because I got it as a gift at one of my baby showers. Other than that, I'd be using ALL F&C. I dont use fabric softener, but I do use dryer sheets.
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June 16th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Interesting! Never knew that. I have always used dryer sheets.
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June 16th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Quote:
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I have always used dreft on the babies clothes because I LOVE the smell.

No fabric softeners or sheets! Ever!


I wash my clothes in it too since the baby is always on me. After about 6 months though I switch to a free and clear detergent. Lochy and I have huge skin sensitivities though so I tend to be extra cautious about detergent.

ETA: I always use dryer sheets in the fall and winter.
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June 16th, 2010, 01:13 PM
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I washed J.J' clothes in Tide once because I ran out of Dreft. I had to rewash them all because he ended up getting bad eczema. His skin is sensitive.
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June 16th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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right now Im using dreft, and seperate the clothing - then after a while I just wash her stuff with ours, and I use bounce fabric softener sheets - I know...Im a bad momma lol
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June 16th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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I used Dreft the first time I washed Cambria's clothes. My mom bought it for me so I just used up the bottle. I liked it but dont think it's worth the money. Ive been using Purex Free and Clear and It's worked just fine. I actually just went to Target to get soap and Purex doesn't make HE soap ( at least I didn't see any ) so I bought Tide Free and Clear HE. I have always used Dryer sheets and haven't had any problems with them but I buy Free and Clear ones too. I just wash all of our clothes in the same soap like normal.
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