Best Detergent for Washing Baby Clothes?

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Best Detergent for Washing Baby ClothesWhat is the best laundry detergent for a newborn? I went to buy Dreft, but didn't know it was so expensive. Any suggestions?

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I'd use the ones that have no color or scent added. Costco or Sam's have their own brand in large jugs. All makes a variety of this called "free & clear".


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Any dye and perfume free detergent is safe for baby clothes. I make my own detergent now, and it works well. I don't have a baby so I don't know how well it would work for you. My yongest is 2. 10 cups washing soda, 8 bars Zote soap, 10 cups borax. Grate the soap bars up and mix with the other two ingredients. Can be processed in food processor to make a fine powder. I don't have one so I put a cup or two at a time in my blender and blend unil smooth. Takes a little effort, but makes a huge batch, and very easy to store.


Put in a bucket, canister, or tin. Or even measure out 1/4 cup into individual sandwich bags and add one to washer before clothes. It is supposed to be good for sensitive skin, and people with eczema or psoriasis. I'd give it a try. If you send me a message with your address I could send you a couple uses worth that I have made up already. It's about $15 to make a very large batch. I do at least ten loads of laundry a week, and if I use 1/4 cup every load it would last at least two months.

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Years ago I used Dreft which was super gentle for baby clothes. Not sure if it's even for sale now, but you could Google choices for baby detergent now.

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