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Family history of eczema, asthma etc


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#1 antigone_

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

It has been some years since my last baby and I'm wanting to find out what others wash their baby's clothes in. I really don't want to use my usual laundry liquid (Dynamo) for the new baby as my other two babies were very sensitive for the first few years of life and had eczema and other skin ailments.

Back then it was Lux soap flakes but I was wondering if there are any new and extremely gentle laundry liquid options on the market, that can be recommended to me. I did see the Eco Store brand liquid at the supermarket the other day but would rather have recommendations from other parents.

Your help is much appreciated original.gif

#2 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

It's been a while for me as well, but I use the earth-friendly brands, and I'm pretty sure there's an earth-friendly one that's ultra gentle for kids.



#3 middle

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

i currently use Lux flakes for all of my babies clothes.

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

I just used Biozet. It's what I use normally, had no idea you were meant to wash them in something else.

#5 Leeloomina

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

We use Omo Sensitive.

#6 Coffeemagic

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

We use Purity for dd's clothes

#7 ShopgirlX

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

Omo sensitive or cold power sensitive. There is also a liquid from a brand called Purity which I think is completely unscented (I have that in a blue bottle). Best of luck for your new arrival original.gif

#8 Shirley Sue

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

My sister and I both used Amway's SA8 baby sensitive laundry powder on our newborns. My nephew has sensitive skin and suffers from eczema and has never had issues with this powder. My dd has never had an issue with it either.

#9 antigone_

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Thanks so much - there are a few supermarket-available ones mentioned here so i think I'll go and smell the Omo Sensitive and Purity. I really didn't want to be dissolving soap flakes again - far too bothersome when I have two kids and a baby to look after original.gif

Thanks!

#10 lucky 2

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 27/01/2013, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just used Biozet. It's what I use normally, had no idea you were meant to wash them in something else.

Well you don't have to use different products but for me I try to use the less chemical types of products anyway.
Maybe your normal product will be fine with this baby OP. It may not even be a trigger.
All the best.


#11 Jillian_10

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

I use OMO sensitive on our stuff, but found it was a bit much for my baby when he was very little, so washed all his stuff and my shirts in woolmix. He is 10 months now and his skin is a bit less sensitive so I could probably change but I like the smell original.gif

#12 countrylivingmum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

We have been using earth choice it's also good if your using mcns.

#13 wanting3

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

I make my own with laundry soap, borax and lectric soda. I have the recipe if you woulld like. I have eczema, and was sure the kids would have sensitive skin, so I have adjusted my formula to my needs. You just need a big bucket (11 litres is best) and I used 1/2 a cup in each very large load. PM me if you would like the recipe.

It is not great at stain removal, so I scrub the kids clothes with laundry soap first.

Oh and it says only for top loaders, as it has not been tested on the rubber seals of front loaders.
I have also had great success with Earth choice liquid.

If you look for a clear liquid, as opposed to a suspension liquid, I found the 'soap' rinsed out much better, and left much less residue on clothes, which could be an irritant.




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