I've washed everything, (socks, bedding, towels, blankets etc). Just think that anything you have bought for baby could have fallen on the floor in the shop, been stepped on etc, they also have sensitive skin and it's just better to wash everything. I actually really enjoyed washing and ironing all of her stuff, made me feel like my countdown was coming to and end.
I washed everything changing pad cover, blankets, wash cloths, cloths for up to 1 year figure the rest I can get later, towels, boppy cover, sling, feeding cover. I washed everything so there is no chance of him having an allergy or something on the stuff..
With my first I didn't wash anything!!! It's whatever you want to do and use what you want for detergent!
Anything that will come in direct contact with baby's skin. My son came four weeks early and we did not get everything washed in time - you could definitely tell the difference, as the clothes and blankets that hadn't been washed irritated his skin. We used dreft, but I've also heard good things about all free and clear.
I'm washing everything. Literally the whole house will be getting a deep clean. I have four huge dogs so it's a manditory thing in this house ahaha
I washed everything because if I was buying clothes, sheets, and blankets for myself I would wash them. You don't know who touched them or what was on them in the store or during manufacturing. I just use the same detergent that I use for everything else.