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Washing powder for baby

(14 Posts)
blondebaby111 Thu 21-Nov-13 18:43:21

Just a quick question, what did/do you use on babies clothes. Didn't know whether I should use person non bio on something else???

blondebaby111 Thu 21-Nov-13 18:44:55

Sorry persil blush

VerySmallSqueak Thu 21-Nov-13 18:47:30

I would tend to go for a less highly scented non bio like Ecover.

I have been using Ecover for a while now,but bought some non bio persil as it was on a really good offer,and I am finding it smells so strong !

If not,perhaps Fairy?

Abzs Thu 21-Nov-13 18:54:50

We use tesco's own non bio (and ecover at my dad's and pil's). My skin reacts to persil and fairy.

Charingcrossbun Thu 21-Nov-13 19:13:09

What is the difference between bio and non- bio?

VerySmallSqueak Thu 21-Nov-13 19:17:30

Bio has enzymes in (I think...)

bellablot Thu 21-Nov-13 19:20:46

Bio has chemicals (surfactants) which remove stains from clothes, non-bio doesn't so doesn't remove stains from clothes.

I use Aerial bio like the rest of the family, only less for babies clothes.

blondebaby111 Thu 21-Nov-13 20:53:39

Thanx, glad I asked the question now, think I will give Persil a miss x

Abzs Thu 21-Nov-13 21:05:11

Bio has biological cleaning agents, non-bio has man made (as I understand it).

McBaby Thu 21-Nov-13 21:17:55

Non bio all the way in our house. Bio also stays in the washing machine so if anyone else uses it it can irritate sensitive skin I get horrible eczema from it so don't let anyone use bio in my washing machine.

K8eee Thu 21-Nov-13 22:17:43

Yep non bio person in our house and will do when baby arrives. Sometimes give my clothes a boost with a nice fresh fabric conditioner but I have just found the lushest dermatological lot tested fabric conditioner that comfort do and it has jojoba scent and something else but is suitable for kids skin smile and a bit bottle for £2 at the moment in asda!!!

Have always used fairy non bio for dd clothes and still do now I love the smell as it reminds me of her smile

Bluecarrot Thu 21-Nov-13 23:54:08

We use persil bio but have bought fairy non-bio for cloth nappies. Will prob use it for everything once baby comes!

TobyLerone Fri 22-Nov-13 07:29:17

I learned from MN that the UK is one of the only countries to even sell non-bio washing products.

I've been using Persil non-bio for all baby stuff, but I probably won't keep it up for long. The baby clothes will soon just get chucked in the machine with everything else.

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