Do You Really Need a Special Detergent for Baby Clothes?

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If you thought you washed a lot of clothes before becoming a parent, hold onto your laundry basket! The average family accumulates 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week – and because newborns have extra-sensitive skin, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you start washing baby’s clothes before he or she even arrives.

Do you need a special laundry detergent for baby clothes?

The decision is entirely up to you! It’s true that some families toss everyone’s dirty clothes in the same load, but using the same detergent for all isn’t ideal when a newborn is in the mix. Many detergents contain chemicals and fragrances that can irritate baby’s delicate skin. If you’re eczema-prone or have sensitive skin, chances are baby may react negatively to harsh ingredients.

While Nellie’s Laundry Soda is formulated with sensitive skin in mind and is (as always!) hypoallergenic, Nellie’s Baby Laundry is specially formulated to deal with baby’s unavoidable mishaps. We’ve added a concentration of Sodium Percarbonate for natural brightening, plus pure vegetable soap. Now there’s no need for any additional whiteners or brighteners! Everything you need, in one scoop!

Baby Laundry’s stain fighting power is effective on cloth diapers and removes stubborn baby stains like milk, baby formula, and spit-up. The formula is plant and mineral-based, and it’s non-allergenic, gentle on baby’s skin, and leaves no residue or fragrance on fabrics. Tough on stains, gentle on baby’s sensitive skin. It’s ideal for baby’s clothes and bedding!