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washing baby clothes before due date freddddda 1 child; South Carolina 102 posts
6th Jan '13

Okay, I see where a lot of people wash their babies clothes before the baby is born but I was wondering can I use my own detergent? Or is their a certain kind I'm supposed to use?

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
6th Jan '13

Use something that is free and clear of dye and scents. You never know what will irritate baby's skin.



They also sell dreft, but IMO... Waste of money.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Br%klyn:</b>" Okay, I see where a lot of people wash their babies clothes before the baby is born but I was wondering can I use my own detergent? Or is their a certain kind I'm supposed to use?"</blockquote>



Their skin is more sensitive than your's it's better to use free and clear detergent. Also, no fabric softener and no dryer sheets.

Maria + Cory = Alexis 17 kids; Middleport, Ohio 1075 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Br%klyn:" Okay, I see where a lot of people wash their babies clothes before the baby is born but I was wondering can I use my own detergent? Or is their a certain kind I'm supposed to use?"

Most women use a baby detergent encase the baby is allergic. My sisters never washed theirs but I did mine. I used Dreft Landry Detergent.

Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
6th Jan '13

You can use your own, just watch your babys skin after birth to be sure its not irritated

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
6th Jan '13

I would only wash maybe 5 outfits! The baby may not be a girl or boy like you think it is.
Once you wash the clothes you can't take it back.

regina_margot 2 kids; New York, New York 1543 posts
6th Jan '13

I use Dreft
I order it in bulk online, so it's not that bad in terms of price.
I just bought a year's worth for like $40 on amazon

sillygirltracyb_caius1222 4 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 610 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Br%klyn:</b>" Okay, I see where a lot of people wash their babies clothes before the baby is born but I was wondering can I use my own detergent? Or is their a certain kind I'm supposed to use?"</blockquote>



Alot of people seem to buy dreft or something special. My DS is 2wks old and has had no problems with Gain.. which is what we use for everyone. .



Also I only washed part of clothes bc if I had too much I plan to take some back. . Especially newborn size. . At 2 wks his toes are at edge of sleepers and he was/is small. 6 12 19.25 inches at birth. 7 2 At 2wk appointment. He didn't need tons of outfits bc we've only been out a couple times. . Thats my money saving advice.

♥Jada Due October 20; 4 kids; Vicenza, Italy 6159 posts
6th Jan '13

Tide free and clear and downy free and clear has been a life saver for us. My family has very sensitive skin. But we are limited on options here. I will start washing next week if I'm cleared to come off bedrest. Two of my babies tried to come before 36 weeks.

freddddda 1 child; South Carolina 102 posts
6th Jan '13

okay thank you !

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
6th Jan '13

I always used ivory snow baby degernt. Till my kids were about 6 months.



I washed.all the clothes beforehand too. And hung them up.