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Bio or non bio ...................?

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Boop33 Sat 13-Oct-12 16:17:06

Washing powder that is ......?? just that really ....thoughts ?

Thanks

MousyMouse Sat 13-Oct-12 16:25:55

bio
washes much better.
the 'bad for skin' thing is a myth, what people with sensitive skin react to are more likely the fragrances.

mandoo Sat 13-Oct-12 16:32:05

Non bio for me. Bio makes me itch.

zigwig Sat 13-Oct-12 16:35:30

I find I'm allergic to certain brands rather than bio or non bio. Don't think it matters much myself.

1tinnietinytoddler Sat 13-Oct-12 16:37:02

non bio my daughter has eczema so has to be non bio and I can't use fabric softner either

ChunkyPickle Sat 13-Oct-12 16:38:46

Bio all the way.

When I was in Canada I was shocked to find it very difficult to buy non-bio (had to get the uber-hippy stuff if you wanted it) - I assume because my top-loading washing machine never actually washed anything at more than luke warm (took gallons of water, from the building hot water supply, had no heater.. ate clothes) so it needed all the help it could get to clean clothes.

whatsoever Sat 13-Oct-12 18:11:20

Non-bio and sensitive skin fabric conditioner for me or I am just one big slab of eczema. When I stay at hotels/ other people's houses for more than a few days I can tell if they use bio (and almost all hotels do as it cleans better, no doubt about it) as my skin plays up.

ThreeWheelsGood Sat 13-Oct-12 19:50:13

Non bio is recommended as it's more suitable for sensitive skin ie newborn baby skin.

kellestar Sat 13-Oct-12 20:11:17

I used to have terrible eczema and I changed to Bio recently after a friend suggested it and dropped fabric conditioner entirely and it seems to be improving. I used non-bio for years and thought it was better, but I've recently done research and found that it's not as good as it's saying it is. I now wash all our stuff including DD's in bio powder. The clothes are cleaner, smell better and I'm using those softener balls.

Don't use any liquids, they are rubbish and clog up your washing machine.

0liverb0liverbuttface Sat 13-Oct-12 20:12:44

ECover non bio for me and DD who both have eczema.

kellestar Sat 13-Oct-12 20:19:35

this site was good advice

Runningblue Sat 13-Oct-12 23:55:21

Non bio, no conditioner - instead use tumble drier balls to make laundry soft and fluffy

vamosbebe Sat 13-Oct-12 23:56:33

Bio. Have washed all DS's clothes with ours since he was born, no problems here.

Runningblue Sat 13-Oct-12 23:57:10

Re eczema, we also wash at 40 c minimum and extra rinse. Eczema nurse said residue of washing powder/liquid left on laundry from quicker cooler washes can irritate( as it turned out in DSs case )

AlisonDB Sun 14-Oct-12 08:22:49

For DS 1. i used Non bio for baby, bio of rest of family,
After 8/9 months when baby is weaned, if no signs of eczema, I will move on to Bio for baby too. I will do the same when DS2 is born,

If babies clothes do get stained pooh/food etc,
I usually leave them to soak in Bio, with a stain remover vanish or Ariel,
And then rinse fully and wash as normal in Non Bio,
This works really well.

Boop33 Mon 15-Oct-12 08:18:37

HI all ! thanks for all the responses .... my initial question was a bout baby's clothes i will just use bio for mine and dh .
Alison : That sounds like a good idea ...I am thinking bio will be ok but panicking now so have washed them all in non-bio .

However i'm now thinking that badly stained stuff will probably get washed in Bio !

xx

terilou87 Mon 15-Oct-12 16:26:27

i would use non bio for baby without a doubt. my daughter had really bad eczema and bio flares it up really bad.
MousyMouse you are right with what you say. it is the fragrances in bio people have reactions too. but bio has a lot of fragrance in it which is why people with sensitive skin (which the majority of babies have) get reactions to it.
boop33 i have found vanish stain remover (the one you rub on like a soap bar) does the job just as good as bio on babies clothes without the risk of rashes.

Runningblue Mon 15-Oct-12 18:05:57

Also a hot wash on non bio - ie 50 or 60 degrees - is usually enough to shift stains

CalamityJ Mon 15-Oct-12 22:16:48

I use non-bio as both me and DH have eczema. BUT... if I want to get something really clean I will wash in bio then either do an extra rinse or rewash in non bio. I'm sure some bio is better that it used to be (reacted to it 30 years ago!) but when we had to live with my in laws last year my mother in law would take our clothes and wash them without asking (nice you might think but...) in bio liquid. I would then have to sneakily rewash when she went out otherwise my legs would really itch in jeans/tights etc washed in bio.

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