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New30 Sun 09-Aug-15 19:04:30

What did you use/are you intending to use to wash your babies clothes and also which fabric softener?

Also did you wash everything?

Sunshinemoon123 Sun 09-Aug-15 19:12:02

I always used fairy and comfort fabric softener & never had any problems

Skiptonlass Sun 09-Aug-15 19:13:30

Perfume free non bio washing powder (not much of it) and no softener.

Everything that can be washed will be smile

Fluffy24 Sun 09-Aug-15 19:15:17

Fairy non bio and scent free softener or comfort sensitive.

Washed everything first.

CultureSucksDownWords Sun 09-Aug-15 19:16:35

I washed everything I bought new before using. Clean second hand clothes from friends/relatives I didn't bother with a re-wash.

I used a non bio washing tab (fairy), that I knew didn't cause me any skin problems (I have eczema). Didn't use any fabric softener as I never do any way - one less thing to not have to worry about wrt eczema.

purplemurple1 Sun 09-Aug-15 19:18:34

Normal bio washing powder. I washed second hand clothes and bedding before using them but not new things.
Haven't washed toys (unless slobbered on by the dog).

Doublebubblebubble Sun 09-Aug-15 19:18:35

Currently 32 weeks with a 5 year old dd. I don't have any intentions of changing from our regular washing powder/conditioner really (I will separate soiled poopy stuff obviously) but I'll still use the same soap x for baby stuff I always make sure to rinse and rinse again though x

Doublebubblebubble Sun 09-Aug-15 19:20:21

On and I had a bit of mad nesting at 27/28 weeks but everything will be washed and ready to use again at 39 weeks (dh agreed that he would do it - yus)

Lagoonablue Sun 09-Aug-15 19:21:52

I avoided fabric conditioner. It stays on the garment and with my first it triggered eczema. You don't need conditioner.

Etak15 Sun 09-Aug-15 19:26:21

This is very true about conditioner I ran out last wk and did a couple of washes without whilst waiting for Asda delivery, there was absolutely no difference to the softness of the clothes just more mild smell but still nice fresh smell. So when I've used up current one I'll be giving it up I think!

Runningupthathill82 Sun 09-Aug-15 19:56:07

Didn't wash anything, won't again this time. I just use any non-bio washing powder. Lidl own brand at the moment.

New30 Sun 09-Aug-15 20:00:20

I have been passed some things from sister in law which have been in the loft so think I will wash those. I often think new things look best when they haven't been washed so might not wash new

justabigdisco Sun 09-Aug-15 20:07:36

I've washed everything as it's all re-used from DD1 and has been in the loft. Aldi own brand non bio liquid, no softener/conditioner (never use it). All smells lovely and fresh and just needs a squishy newborn in it now! Am overdue so getting impatient!

Sansarya Sun 09-Aug-15 20:08:45

I use Surcare liquid and fabric softener for DS's clothes as it seems to be the only one out there that is more or less fragrance free. And it's cheaper than Ecover.

Quietlifenotonyournelly Sun 09-Aug-15 20:16:02

Fairy non bio liquid and the Fairy fabric conditioner, gave the lidl non bio liquid and fabric softener a try recently as Fairy was not on offer and found that just as good and a fraction of the cost. I did test on one item to make sure didn't cause rash or any reaction before using on everything else.

NeuroticFox1 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:29:21

I've been using non bio gel plus an antibacterial stuff you put in the softener section of the draw, then doing am extra rinse.

ShootTheMoon Mon 10-Aug-15 19:37:05

Probably Surcare or Ecover but I will occasionally wash in bio, especially cloth nappies, to get them really clean. We need bio for DH's clothes otherwise the armpits stay musty confused.

Occasionally use Ecover conditioner but very rarely, especially if tumble drying.

I always wash clothes coming into the house, new or second hand, after I had a horrific allergic reaction to a new unwashed bra!

Queazy Mon 10-Aug-15 19:39:09

Fairy non bio and no fabric conditioner. I washed new clothes and those passed onto us. I washed sheets, moses basket covers etc. as time went on I stopped washing all new stuff but they're just so fragile when newborns.

silverglitterpisser Mon 10-Aug-15 19:44:29

Washed anything n everything twice - once when bought n once to freshen towards when babies were due. Used whatever soap powder n softener were on offer at the time. No babas had a reaction of any sort but their clothes did smell lovely!

New30 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:47:55

I'm starting to think it's yet another thing that is trial and error with little ones!

LilacWine7 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:52:06

Non-bio gel capsules, I don't think the brand matters. No fabric conditioner.

purplemurple1 Mon 10-Aug-15 21:09:12

It really does depend on the kid. I accidently used a cleaner you should gloves with on the changing mat and didn't rinse and he was totally fine.

goodnessgraciousgouda Tue 11-Aug-15 13:40:09

I don't think non bio washing powder exists outside of the UK...certainly not here anyway!!

I've never used fabric softener either...I've just been washing baby bits with our standard bio washing powder and that's it.

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