We've never used baby detergent.<br><br>
Personally I;m allergic to alot of detergents (dreft, tide, all, woolite etc ).<br>
So everyone in this house gets there clothes washed in Arm & hammer or Amway when I can get it.<br><br>
And the only person who gets thier clothes washed seperate from everyone else's is my DH - his work clothes are full of metal shavings and such.<br><br>
Niether one of my girls has ever had any rashes or problems from thier clothes being washed in arm & hammer right along with my pants and some towels.<br><br>
And I can't imagine affording the monry and time for special soap and seperate double rinsed loads... I barley get all the laundry done as it is.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
We just used All Free & Clear, then switched to 7th generation as I tried to be more green. I looked at the All baby detergent, and it actually had more crap in it than the F&C. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
We use all free and clear for everyone's laundry. When dh's work clothes are extra nasty his stuff gets washed seperate to keep the gunk off everyone else's clothes. I'm not worried about anything from my clothes or other household stuff being with baby stuff.
I've never used baby detergent. We use Tide Free as well. One time some of her stuff got in our load when we used fabric softener and a dryer sheet and she was fine. So her loads get a minimal amount of softener to keep them from getting crunchy. Always double rinsed.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Never. I think it's an absurd rip-off. We use purex free and clear for everything.<br><br>
It is a rip-off!<br>
We used it for the first 2 months, then changed to All Free and clear and still use it .... I think it is the same "idea" in that there are no perfumes or dyes to irritate the baby. My DS is 14 months now.
We were using Free and Clear whatever was on sale for a long time. I bought one bottle of All Baby, and I *hated* the smell. He's never had a reaction to laundry, and it makes my life easier. We just use whatever now. He's 14 months, and we've been doing it that way for a few months, at least.
We never used baby detergent. I have sensitive skin so our default detergent is Arm and Hammer Sensitive Skin (no perfumes or dyes). We just used that for baby clothes and had no issues at all.<br><br>
I also use a scentless fabric softener and we've been fine.<br><br>
Apparently Dreft actually contains a fabric softener (which is why you shouldn't use it on cloth diapers).
I have kept using it..my dd is almost 3, and my ds is 1. Before she got old enough to leaveit behind, I had the other one, so i just kept using it<br><br>
btw, used Dreft until Baby All came out, swtiched and loved it. then found b aby purex, and love it. super cheap...2.99 a bottle!