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Lil Tip: Wash Up For Baby

Your shower has come and gone, and your due date is quickly approaching. Instead of just sitting around and waiting for baby, make sure all of those little onesies and sheets are ready for their sweet skin. Babies can be prone to eczema, atopic dermatitis and allergies so it's important to treat their clothes with a different kind of detergent than you would normally use.

All Free and Clear is free of dyes and fragrances, which help to protect your lil one's precious body. Dreft and Method Baby are popular detergent choices for moms, too. They are dye free, but both contain small amounts of fragrance, which I personally love.

Here is a list of things to wash:

  • All of Baby's clothes
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Bibs and burp cloths
  • Bedding sheets, blankets, bumper, pillows
  • You might want to wash some of your shirts, too

Also, steer clear of the fabric softening liquids and dryer sheets. They can
cause flame retardant clothes to lose their effectiveness.

Get to throwing those loads in the washer. As for folding, you're on your own!

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ErinM ErinM 9 years
Its a good idea not to wash EVERYTHING right away... babies grow quickly!!!
thatgirljj thatgirljj 9 years
I use All Free and Clear anyway. My husband has a detergent allergy and gets rashes from anything but Tide or AF&C. The smell of Tide makes me sneeze (even the unscented), so AF&C it is.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
With my first, I tried out Dreft but ultimately switched to All Free and Clear because it was cheaper and just as effective!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Dreft is the best! Also don't forget Baby Oxy for those tough stains. I swear it works!
2princesses 2princesses 9 years
My daugher has eczema and I use All Free and Clear for the entire family. Matching all those tiny socks is my least favorite chore!
2princesses 2princesses 9 years
My daugher has eczema and I use All Free and Clear for the entire family. Matching all those tiny socks is my least favorite chore!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
All Free and Clear is my choice for all of teh family laundry. It is less expensive then the Dreft and still protects the sensitive skin.
Neural Neural 9 years
I was so psyched when I had my first in-home washer & dryer installed 3 weeks before my due date. So psyched and so nesting that I didn't mind the chore of doing loads and loads of pre-baby washing. Of course, after about the first 3 months I stopped washing things in Dreft and stopped pre-washing altogether. But I still use the All Free & Clear for all our laundry. Oh yeah, and I used to wash all of her clothes separately from mine but that stopped around the 3 month mark, too!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
I just used All free and clear, I never really did anything special with either of my 2 kids clothing.
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