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mindthegap01 Thu 06-Feb-14 20:50:48

I never gave it any thought before, but a couple of people were surprised that I don't wash my baby's clothes separately from mine and DH's. AND I use fabric softener. Am I normal? What do other people do? Thanks!

abear Thu 06-Feb-14 20:52:11

I always did the same as you

IneedAwittierNickname Thu 06-Feb-14 20:53:04

I.never separated them either, and used fabric softener. Dc are 9 and 7 and perfectly fine.

If I had separated out baby.clothes,.I'd have hav to run a machine that was only half full most of the time!

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 06-Feb-14 20:53:28

I didn't separate but I have to use sensitive stuff and no conditioner or delicate 6 foot martial artist DH comes out in hives.

brettgirl2 Thu 06-Feb-14 20:53:30

so did I (although rarely use fabric softener). I am a bad mother though wink.

SoonToBeSix Thu 06-Feb-14 20:54:09

I washed all clothes together but used fairy/ Persil non bio and comfort pure softener.

VelvetStrider Thu 06-Feb-14 20:54:49

shock Do you not hand wash them in pure organic mineral water sprinkled with petals from endangered orchids?

Tut tut. Bad mother.


cogitosum Thu 06-Feb-14 20:54:50

I don't separate I wash all of ours in nonbio and comfort pure.

KingRollo Thu 06-Feb-14 20:55:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cogitosum Thu 06-Feb-14 20:56:26

Also I thought this would be about whites and colours and I don't separate them either. I've only ever dyed one of ds's vests accidentally.

Janethegirl Thu 06-Feb-14 20:56:43

I never separated my dcs clothes either, other than by 'whites' or 'colours' and I always used fabric conditioner.

Mrswellyboot Thu 06-Feb-14 20:57:26

I was ph them all together but use fairy. How long do they recommend you use non bio for with a baby ?

callamia Thu 06-Feb-14 20:57:29

I use Eco non bio stuff for everyone, and the only things separate are nappies. My husband is a sensitive type, so I've been using gentle stuff for ages anyway.

I also sometimes use an eco-whitener in there shock

MistletoeBUTNOwine Thu 06-Feb-14 21:01:34

I wash all together with non bio, separate whites and colours though, and use fabric conditioner shock

YippeeKiYayMakkaPakka Thu 06-Feb-14 21:02:49

I washed mine in angel's tears and dried them with the gentle beating of doves' wings. Doesn't everyone? shock

mindthegap01 Thu 06-Feb-14 21:23:34

Ha! Thanks all, good to see I'm a normal bad mother like everyone else wink

I use non-bio all the time anyway due to DH's delicate skin (big strapping engineer type usually smelling of petrol).

MrsOakenshield Thu 06-Feb-14 21:28:47

I did as DD had eczema as a baby. Now I just use Fairy for all of us - expensive but the one time I swapped to something like Persil non-bio it flared up again immediately. I also find with Fairy that fabric conditioner isn't necessary.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Thu 06-Feb-14 21:28:52

I use non bio all the time and no fabric conditioner anyway, the only thing I separated was the nappies.

tiredoutgran Thu 06-Feb-14 21:36:55

lol, LO is now 3 and his clothes are still washed separately to his 3 sister's, and in turn theirs are washed separately to ours and mine and DH's are again washed separately to each other. I am also odd about underwear not being washed with other clothing - I think I am to blame for my life being so complicated!

drspouse Thu 06-Feb-14 21:45:00

We wash them all with Eco balls, together, except for nappies which the nappy company says will DIE if you use ecoballs. So we tried about 5 powders and eventually found one that doesn't give DS a bright red bum.

Then one lot of the nappies stopped absorbing AT ALL and the nappy company said "you've used the wrong powder" "you mustn't use nappy cream at all" and "yes we know we advertise them as useable by more than one child but we didn't mean you could expect them to last for more than a year".

Tots Bots easy fit V3 by the way. The older V2 are still fine.

DoJo Thu 06-Feb-14 21:46:04

Not washing underwear with other clothing? I would run out of pants in about a week if I had to wait for a full load of them!

Does anyone else just use the washing machine as a sort of downstairs laundry basket? If I take my socks off and my son decides trousers are for losers whilst we're playing, they just get thrown into the washing machine to wait for the next load to arrive. If I had to separate them out and faff about with working out whose everything is, I would never get a load on. Also, what if a child throws up on you - in my house, everyone's pukey clothes/any tea-towels etc used to mop up the mess/socks of whoever came to help and trod in it all go in together asap to reduce the stench. Would anyone really do them separately? (Not to point fingers, but I am kind of looking at you again tiredoutgran - you are definitely making your life harder than it needs to be, yet I'm strangely intrigued as to how the rules work in practice...! grin).

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 06-Feb-14 21:56:59

I'm guessing why your NN is what it is tiredoutgran

tiredoutgran Thu 06-Feb-14 22:00:29

oooerrr.......towels in with clothes - never! The 3 girls stuff is all chucked in together so no problem there, they create enough washing between them! Lots of half loads for my underwear and OH, I have to confess to putting LO socks in with his other clothes though. I also have a 21yo daughter at home and her washing is all done on it's own, although she mostly does it herself. If child was sick on me I would just bung it all straight in, if it got more than me then the rest would have to wait after being swilled off. I do wash the dog and horse towels together though! smile

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Thu 06-Feb-14 22:03:45

DM washed all of my baby stuff (pfb) separately on boil washes with all the hypoallergenic stuff known to man then again on a boil wash with no detergent to get the evil detergent out

By the time she got to dc5, I think its lucky HE didn't get put in the machine grin

Mim78 Thu 06-Feb-14 22:04:53

I thought it was going to be a joke post about separating the newborn clothes from the 0 - 3 stuff in the cupboard/wardrobe. Maybe because I think I have gone a bit far in doing this (am 37 1/2 weeks pregnant so it's time to lose my marbles...)

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