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Washing "bumps " clothes etc

(14 Posts)
Nicky1306 Thu 10-Jan-13 09:34:32

Hi, I am about to tackle the task of washing bumps clothes, blankets, bedding etc. I'm thinking non bio is best with a sensitive fabric conditioner? X x

ScooseIsLoose Thu 10-Jan-13 09:56:46

I used (and still do for dd clothes) fairy non bio powder and fairy fabric softener I love the smell!

gardenpixies32 Thu 10-Jan-13 09:57:45

I would go with that. I used soap nuts and lavender oil to washing all their things, still do.

ZuleikaD Thu 10-Jan-13 11:01:25

Non bio is good, but not the fabric softener.

DeathMetalMum Thu 10-Jan-13 11:36:03

Im using presil non bio and comfort pure or supermarkets own version of tisfabric softner. This seems not to irritate my nearly 2 year old with eczema. So figure it should be okay. Last time used fairy but its quite expensive.

Tinselandchocolates Thu 10-Jan-13 15:09:30

General advice is to use non bio but avoid a fabric softener completely as the chemicals can irritate baby's skin.
I always add in an extra rinse to make sure all soap powder has gone.
If you want soft and use a tumble dryer you can always use tumble dryer balls .

Eletheomel Thu 10-Jan-13 15:12:40

I used non-bio but never used a fabric softener.

ZuleikaD Thu 10-Jan-13 15:36:45

In terms of making sure there aren't too many chemicals left on the clothes, I always halve the powder dosage (cheaper than an extra rinse too!) - so when using the Fairy non-bio tablets I use one per wash instead of two. Works absolutely fine.

nickelbabe Thu 10-Jan-13 15:38:12

you don't need fabric softener, but yes, use non-bio and use less than you would normally to avoid residue build up.

VickyU Thu 10-Jan-13 18:48:30

Oh no I've done all mine with fairy non bio and ecover chemical free fabric softener. Should I start again?

ZuleikaD Thu 10-Jan-13 18:50:03

There's no such thing as 'chemical free' fabric softener, given that the entire physical world is made up of chemicals. grin

Tinselandchocolates Thu 10-Jan-13 19:34:59

I would start again. But I've had a DS with sensitive skin, so v careful. Some people don't even wash the stuff and the world keeps spinning!

ScooseIsLoose Thu 10-Jan-13 20:14:22

I have never heard about not using fabric softener confused

Loislane78 Fri 11-Jan-13 09:59:17

Just stay away from things with enzymes in ie. use non bio.

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