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baby laundry detergent
i know there is special laundry detergent for baby clothes but what should i do for dryer sheets are regular ones ok or do i use nothing i don't really want them all staticky though but i didn't see anything specific in the store
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i used special detergent to wash the clothes too. theres not really anythign for the dryer. but you knwo what? i dont know about you , but my parents back in the day didnt really have SPECIAL detergent for babies. and they did fine . so i dont think it really even matter what you use.i think its just to make more money.  they will be fine.
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I have 4 kids and with all of them the first few months I used Dreft. It smells SO good. I always used the regualr dryer sheets and it was fine.
The above poster is right, you don't HAVE to use the special detergent. Some babies have more sensitive skin and that is why they all tell you to use it. Either way is fine.
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Dreft is the best! it smells like a little baby...i still use it sometimes and my daughter is a toddler now! I also used regular dryer sheets, she was fine.
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My son would break out in pimply things all over until I switched to Dreft. None of my other kids needed the baby laundrey detergent. Even if he rubbed his head on your shoulder of your shirt you washed in regular detergent he would get them.

Didn't use the dryer sheets though.
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98010 tn?1305903335
I agree with the above posters about the laundry detergent.  I too thought I had to use the special detergent to wash my baby's clothes, and I did with my first born.  However, when my second child was born we had to have visiting nurses come for the first month and they told me that it made absolutely no difference what laundry detergent I used to wash my children's clothes.  But they did tell me not to use any fabric softener on the children's clothes (the liquid form or the dryer sheets) because it would break down the flame retardant properties of their clothes.  Hope this helps.  Enjoy your new baby!
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Dreft is good, so is All dye and perfume free (but Dreft smells better).

My first one; used Dreft for the first year. My second one, used Dreft for about a month, my third one, bless his little heart, his clothes just get thrown in with everyone elses :)
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all baby detergent is what i used when i ran out of dreft and it worksgood and is cheaper..
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I've never used dryer sheets for the baby clothes.  They don't get static like adult clothes can.
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ALL free and clear makes a detergent and I believe a dryer sheet.  My sister uses them for her whole family as they are very sensitive to fragrances.
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I use all unscented laundry products.  I try to dry things on the clothesline so I don't have to use dryer sheets.  Of course, I live in Canada, so I do have to use my dryer in the winter, then I use an unscented fabric softener.

I hate smelly things, they make me sneeze, can't even go on that aisle in the grocery store.
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I have used Ivory Snow ever since my son`s birth, for everyone`s clothes. No perfumes, no bleach, very mild, just made for babies. The one time I tried a regular detergent, my son got a rash all over his legs and buttocks.
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I use the cost co brand since my kids were both born and I have had no problem.  I have exzema and I have never had a problem with it.  As for dryer sheets if you are really concerned about using separate stuff ( which you are just making more work for yourself) use the Natura Clothes that you can get at Home Despot.  They are good for like 25 loads and have no chemicals in them
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