Which Detergents Are Safe For Children's Clothes?

Things in life can come unexpectedly at times, and that includes the amount of laundry a newborn can bring. Over the years, mom and dad may think their laundry pile slows down a bit once their baby becomes potty-trained, but then their little one turns into a toddler. Toddlers are capable of running around and getting into trouble. And from toddler-hood, comes the beginning of their childhood where getting dirty means having fun. So, sorry parents — laundry is neverending as long as kids are in the house.

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However, with recent claims that our favorite detergents carry toxic chemicals and can harm the environment, what steps can a parent take to make sure they're giving their kids the cleanest clothes with little harm to their bodies as possible? Well, look no more because we found 10 clean and pure ways to keep your family's clothes clean. Here are the detergents that are safe for children's clothes.

10 Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent

According to the Environment Working Group (EWG), not every Mrs. Meyer's detergent scored great on their report card. However, since this brand is well-known and well-trusted, their best detergent Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day 4X Laundry Detergent in lavender scent.

The toxins are a low concern and it's created from plant-based ingredients and essential oils. Strong enough to get out grime but soft enough for our kids' skin.

9 Molly's Suds Unscented Laundry Powder

Molly's Suds is so powerful, the EWG gave it an 'A' rating! When it comes down to repertory problems, skin irritations, and toxins, Molly's Suds scored incredibly low.

Made from natural ingredients, you won't find fragrance or GMOs in this powder — making it a great option if mom has a child in cloth diapers. One mom noted that this natural detergent also keeps colors bright and darks dark — just the way we like it!

8 Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent

We've all heard of Seventh Generation before. From dishwashing pods to handsoap — Seventh Generation makes cleaning safe and easy. The Environment Working Group gave Seventh Generation's Natural Laundry Detergent Powder an 'A' rating!

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With no dyes or artificial colors, moms and dads can get 70 loads out of their powdered laundry detergent as opposed to their liquid detergents, which can only get them around 50 loads!

7 Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder

Charlie's Soap surface cleaner may not have the safest surface cleaner to use around the house, but their laundry powder sure is. Give an 'A' from the EWG, Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder can get mom and dad around 100 loads of powder! (FYI: Powder is the way to go.)

Parents won't find bleach or perfumes in its ingredients and they won't need an additional fabric softener. Just because a product is as natural as it can get, doesn't mean parents have to lose out on dark darks, bright brights, and soft clothes.

6 Green Shield Organic Baby Free and Clear Laundry Detergent

If there's one thing a health-conscious parent loves to see, it's the word "organic." Gren Shield Organic's laundry detergent comes in three different sizes and is USDA Certified Organic, making it perfect for any kiddos who have sensitive skin or are prone to rashes.

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Made hypoallergenic, the bottles are also totally recyclable and is created with no toxins in sight. Whether you're handwashing or using a machine, it's safe for all and is strong enough to get the dirt out.

5 Branch Basics Laundry Kit

The coolest part about Branch Basics is that their cleaner can be used for anything – not just laundry. Think of it as an all-in-one kind of product that can handle anything your kids get into.

Unlike others on this list, Branch Basics comes as a kit, depending on what you're using it for. One bottle for Concentrate, one bottle to dilute it with water, and the other for soaking clothes that have deeper stains.

4 Babyganics Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent

You can find Babyganics just about anywhere these days, and their 3x laundry detergent can get mom and dad around 60 loads of laundry.

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Marked a USDA Certified Biobased Product, this product is derived from plants and other "renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials," per the Babyganics website. It should also be said that just because the company is called Babyganics doesn't mean mom and dad can't use the same detergent for their own clothes — denim included!

3 Better Life Unscented Liquid Laundry Detergent

Better Life's Unscented Liquid Laundry Detergent has few ingredients and was also award an 'A' according to the EWG. Great for the environment and our kids' skin, Better Life's cleaning products are derived from plant-based materials.

While there are some small red flags regarding some fruit oils (could cause skin irritation for some), the product has more good things going for it than bad.

2 Earth Friendly Products Baby ECOS Laundry Detergent

Now, ECOS has detergent specifically for babies and adults. However, they can totally be interchangeable.

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With fabric softener already mixed into the detergent, your kids' clothes won't have static and they'll be super soft. And thankfully, there's no parabens, dyes, or brighteners in here either — being totally hypoallergenic.

1 Puracy Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent

If you haven't heard of Puracy before, you can order their Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent from Amazon.

The beautiful thing about Puracy's laundry detergent is it's clear and scent-free, meaning there are no dyes or anything fishy going on in this bottle. And while the bottle may not look like much, it's strong enough to get 96 loads out of! Now that's a lot of laundry! Another cool thing about Puracy is that it was created with great intent, made by doctors who noticed a rise in skin irritations and allergies with their child patients. Well, rashes be gone!

With these 10 amazing brands, parents can mix and match to see which detergents work best for their families.

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