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Washing Baby Clothes

Hi,
I was wondering at what age can I start washing my daughters clothes along with ours? And when can I stop using special detergent to wash her clothes and bed lignen?
Many thanks!

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Thanks for all your advices, they really helped me! I am now washing her clothes with ours, and it's working well!

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I never washed my son's clothes separately. We always used BioKleen or Trader Joe's detergent, which are gentle but very effective.

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NEVER wash seperate.... you have enuff to do.... throw it all in together with a free and clear detergent.... both my kids were fine!

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With my first daughter I used Dreft for a year but washed her clothes with mine. I washed hers alone for about 1 month. With my second daughter I used dreft for 1 month with and washed it with everyone's clothes. I stopped after that b/c it was to hard to keep everthing separate. She had no reaction. I think you would be fine.

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I washed my youngest's clothes in the baby detergent for about two weeks and then she started breaking out in a rash. I asked a friend of mind, who is a pediatric nurse, and she told me that the baby detergents are full of oils to make them smell nice. From then on I washed her stuff with the rest of the family's in All Free & Clear and we have not had aproblem since. I would go ahead and wash it all together. I am sure it would save you a few loads a week. By now you would know if whe was going to have a problem with your detergent just by you holding her and her coming in contact with your bedding and towels.

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This is what happens as you have more kids:

Child 1: Wash clothes separately with "baby" detergent for 18 months.

Child 2: Wash clothes separately with regular detergent for 6 months. (It's a mystery to me why I did this; I had read sometime between kids 1 & 2 that special detergents were no less offensive than regular ones, but why did I wash separately?)

Child 3: Wash clothes with everybody eles's.

If you have more kids you will notice that this happens to all aspects of life: to what they eat, what toys they play with, what they read, watching tv, etc, etc.

Everybody is fine, and I'm only killing myself for the extra work I gave myself at a moment of my life when I least needed it.

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NEVER wash seperate.... you have enuff to do.... throw it all in together with a free and clear detergent.... both my kids were fine!

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I always washed baby and child clothes in with everything else - never occurred to me not to! It never caused any problems at all.

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(Smile) When your tried of washing them by themselves :-)

Seriously I know there are many comments all ready. I washed them separately for a long time simply so the little things didn;t get lost in Daddy's shirt. But we used the same soaps along with teh spray and wash stick to get out the stains.

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Hi L.,

I started using regular detergent by the time they were a year. My second child I believe was only seven months. My son is now nine months and we still use free and clear b/c he's got a lot of allergies. ALL makes a much less expensive version of Dreft. If your daughter doesn't seem to be sensitive there's no reason to keep using the other stuff.

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my daughter was about 9-10 months old when i accidently washed one of her shirts in with our clothes and put it on her and then realized that it smelled like ours. she never had a reaction to it so i started her clothes with our. i would try the same with yours, if she dosnt get bumps from the detergent, i would start. she is over one so she should be "tough enough". good luck, and enjoy saving the money from only buying one soap.

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I don't know if this makes me a poor mommy or not, but I've washed my kids clothes along with ours since day 1. I've never had any rash issues or anything with the kids. I suppose if your baby has very sensitive skin you may want to be careful.

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