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Why does my non-Bio washing powder/liquid just wash in the stains??

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herbgarden Thu 25-Jun-09 19:48:52

And then they're impossible to ever get out.

I find it really annoying. Anyone found a brand which does the trick ?

Somehow I reckon that only Biological will do the trick.....but with a newborn DD I don't have much choice.

mrsmaidamess Thu 25-Jun-09 20:03:33

Have you tried treating before hand?

AMumInScotland Thu 25-Jun-09 20:23:23

Heat tends to set stains, so you might be best to pretreat them by soaking in a bucket of warm water and a biological product, before washing them as normal.

CherryChoc Thu 25-Jun-09 20:25:31

Is her skin sensitive to it, or are you just being careful? I used bio powder on my DS' clothes from newborn and he has never had a problem with it. I know some babies are sensitive though

Try drying things in the sun, it works wonders!

whyme2 Thu 25-Jun-09 22:42:44

Pre treat with vanish bar and then wash as normal. if you're stuck a normal bar of hand soap also does the trick.

DaisymooSteiner Sat 27-Jun-09 03:40:20

There was some research recently which indicated that bio might actually be better for sensitive skin than non-bio. Certainly, when one of the dcs was in cloth nappies she got horrendous nappy rash when we washed in non-bio which cleared up completely when we changed to bio. I'd give bio a try....

nannyL Sat 27-Jun-09 11:55:13

I agree use bio

there is no real reason why you have to use non bio.... i have come across several children who react to fairy / persil non bio, but not other brands.

if you are worries just wash a few and use the extra rinse funtion on your machine, so things are rinsed really well and there will be less trace of detergent.

I have used bio products on a baby who was just 4 weeks with no issues.

inscotland Sat 27-Jun-09 21:38:34

I use Bio but use a scoop of vanish stuff with my wash.

inscotland Sat 27-Jun-09 21:38:49

that should be non bio

Danceswithchickens Sat 27-Jun-09 21:58:26

use ecover bio

Meglet Sat 27-Jun-09 22:00:25

my two tend to get excema, but it makes no difference whether we use bio or non bio. I always thought it made it worse, but I got sick of all the clothes being grubby and changed and they are fine.

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