If you or your partner do have family history of skin allergies or skin easily gets irritated, it is mostly advised not to use regular detergents and even fabric conditioner in washing your newborn or infant’s clothes, as it might trigger the rashes and allergies. These are what dermatologist would suggest. They would usually recommend using detergents and fabric softeners that are safe for your baby.
However, if you don’t seem to have any history of allergies and skin problems, you have tried and everything goes well for you and your baby, then maybe you can just use it with moderation of how many times you should rinse the clothes. In this article, let’s discuss more about the options we have that are safe for baby if ever he is extra sensitive about it.
Recommended and Safe Products
If your baby is a very sensitive one and he would easily get rashes, allergies and eczema over the regular detergent and fabric conditioner that you had been using for years now, that’s because the little baby can’t stand the chemicals that are used to clean the fabric. However, with the very up to date technology that we have in this generation, doctors would just recommend to use hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested products such as Downy Baby Gentle and Deft Stage 1. These products are specifically developed for baby’s sensitive skin.
What Baby Stuffs Should be Washed in it?
•Baby Clothes (Shirts, Onesie, frogsuits, pajamas)
•Sheets, pillow cases, blankets
•Wash Cloth, towels and burp rags
•swaddles, baby carrier wrap
•mittens, bibs, booties or socks and hats
You can even include his favorite cloth toys, and just about everything that your baby would be using and holding daily.
What to Consider When Buying Baby’s Laundy Detergent?
•Choose powder or liquid detergent for baby rather than bars. Personally, i like powders because they seem to perform better especially in removing dirts.
•Plant-Based Products. Although there is no guarantee that they won’t trigger allergies, plant-based products has lower risk.
•Should be free from dye and fragrance. The lesser the irritants present on the product, the better. What’s important is that it cleans your baby’s clothes.
•No brighteners. Brighteners are chemicals added to make the clothes seem to look brighter. Again, chemicals are not good for baby’s sensitive skin.
After 2-3 years of being careful in using traditional detergent for baby’s skin, try to re-evaluate. Use a little of regular detergent in your kid’s clothes and check if they have reactions. Be sure to rinse thoroughly though. If you think your baby is already ready to switch to regular detergent, then why not.