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Do you need to use Non Bio Washing Liquid??

(6 Posts)
bumblebee86 Thu 29-Sep-16 14:25:22

I've heard you need to use non bio washing liquid etc with baby's clothes - is this right?

I've just seen the advice below on the NHS website

Washing your baby's clothes
There's no evidence that using washing powders with enzymes (bio powders) or fabric conditioners will irritate your baby's skin.

OhDeareyMe Thu 29-Sep-16 14:40:18

I have always used non bio. I have had 3 very fair boys with sensitive skin and wouldn't have risked bio powders with them. I can always tell if someone else (grandparents etc) have occasionally washed their PJs as it does irritate their skin.

Becciilouisex3 Thu 29-Sep-16 16:24:29

It's not a written rule but it tends to be more sensitive on the skin and cause less irritation which is why it's recommended.

Lots of parents use bio and lots use non bio it's whatever they find works and is suitable to be honest. I've been using Fairy for LO's clothes/bedding until he comes because eczema runs in my partners side of the family and for me its better to be safe. It is expensive though so if I find I can get away with bio after a while I probably will to be honest!

anyusernamewilldo Thu 29-Sep-16 16:31:45

No you don't, bio is fine, the NHS advice on this was changed last year after they were challenged about the statement and asked what evidence they had to support this, scientific research etc. there was none, and they were not even sure where it came from that non bio was best.
Any reaction is more likely to be from the perfume in a detergent not the enzymes that are in bio powder, bio or non bio maybe perfumed though, so if there is any sort of reaction check the perfume rather than bio/non bio.

Evergreen17 Thu 29-Sep-16 18:28:26

I use bio to wash animals' rotten flesh from the bone so nope, I wont put that anywhere near my clothes or my future bubba

pinksummer Thu 29-Sep-16 18:32:15

Evergreen please explain further. I'm intrigued.

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