Avoid detergents with fragrances or dyes.
"Many detergents contain ingredients that may irritate your baby's skin or cause an allergic response," Crawley said. "Choose an unscented formula, if possible." But don't assume you need to go the extra mile and make your own laundry detergent. "There are some solid store-bought options out there," Crawley added. "Dreft has been in business for decades and is highly recommended to parents upon discharge after delivery."