what to wash baby clothes in??

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  1. mrsmcquaide

    mrsmcquaide Mummy to 1 nearly 2 :D

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    hi ladies
    just wondering what is the best thing to wash new born clothes in??

    what is best brand of wash powder?? what temp to wash at?? would you use softener and if so which kind??

    i live in uk so recommendations that i can buy here :D

    thank you
    xxx
     
  2. CLH_X3

    CLH_X3 Love my two babies!

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    I got Fairy Non oil gel to use < It was on offer at co op when i bought it ..

    And I bought a gentle fabric softner... Comfort Pure < Also on offer when I bought it ..
     
  3. Weeplin

    Weeplin Proud mummy :)

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    I used fairy non bio and comfort pure with my last 2 babies for the first few months and I wash at 40 degrees. I usually switch to what I use for the rest of the family at weaning though because I have found non bio doesn't take all the food out.
     
  4. T8ty

    T8ty Well-Known Member

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    I used fairy powder and The yellow lenor conditioner, put it all on at 30. And i put all the clothes on the line so they didnt shrink in the tumble dryer. :) xx
     
  5. Weeplin

    Weeplin Proud mummy :)

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    That's a very good point! I hate how the tumbles shrink everything! Especially vests and sleepsuits and even if you stick it on a low heat..still shrinks!
     
  6. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    i use this all the time anyway as my OH has sensitive skin and its the only thing that oesnt irritate him and cause rashes etc so it must be good cos everything else put horrib big red rashes all over his belly and back :-/

    i would advise to use this all the way its smells lush aswell

    it was on offer in asda the other week :)
     
  7. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    OMG dont get me strated with the bloody dryer im so daft when it coms to some stuff and i put all my lace knickers in dryer at laundrette :dohh: the lace was all crozzled and hard when they came out i came to put them on andd my fingers whent straight through them so they full of holes now hahahaha x
     
  8. mrsmcquaide

    mrsmcquaide Mummy to 1 nearly 2 :D

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    thank u ladies gonna go get some today and get washing all the baby clothes ready for her arrival :D
    did everyone wash every piece of clothing befor baby came??
    x
     
  9. londonangel

    londonangel Well-Known Member

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    Generally non-bio is recommended for baby clothes. Don't think it matters that much about the temperature - we wash all our stuff except towels at thirty so that should be fine for the baby's things (unless you mean things that baby has already worn which you need to get stains out of and therefore need a higher temperature). We use Fairy Non-Bio.
     
  10. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    i did everything as you dont know who being touching them in shops and a lot of new clothes have chemicals in the fabric xx
     
  11. rachlou83

    rachlou83 1 earth baby and 1 angel

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    Fairy non bio is on offer in asda. 28 wash box of powder is £4 in asda. The same box is £5 in Tesco. Tesco also had the liqiud tabs for £5 no sure how many were in there though.
     
  12. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    defo fairy non bio, smells amazing. i normally wash everything at 30/40. never had a problem witg shrinking anything
     
  13. mum78

    mum78 Well-Known Member

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    i used persil non bio gel its great
     
  14. xolily

    xolily Well-Known Member

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    i've only washed stuff i've been given. i know a girl who just had an 11lb baby. she had unpacked and washed all of her "newborn" clothes so can't return them or anything! just something to think about!
     
  15. Elphaba12

    Elphaba12 Well-Known Member

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    I bought Fairy non bio gel and fairy fabric conditioner while they were on offer a while back. But I think really any non bio would do.
     
  16. sw121

    sw121 Mum of 1

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    I've used Persil non bio and Comfort Pure - simply because I had vouchers for them both from one of my baby groups (can't remember if it was Bounty or Emma's Diary). I also have a free sample of Fairy non-bio to try.

    I've washed all the newborn and 0-3 months stuff, including all towels and bedding. I heard you should wash it all anyway, but it was one of the things I was really looking forward to doing once I finished work. It just made me feel more like a mummy having all the little clothes out on the line!!
     
  17. tanya

    tanya Mummy to one gorgeous boy

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    I have lots of allergies and can only use tescos own brand wash powder so I've bought the non bio version of that for the baby's things, we considered the persil etc but then I would have to wear gloves to touch his washing and wouldn't be able to cuddle him for long. Some of my sisters wet washing touched my arm a few weeks ago and I came up in a big red welt, if I have sensitive skin and dh has eczema on his hands poor Flynn has no chance!!
     
  18. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    i wash at 40 with persil nonbio and comfort pure softener.

    I only washed 2nd hand stuff, never had any problems pulling the tags off and straight onto baby.
     
  19. Green Lady

    Green Lady Well-Known Member

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    I bought Surcare for the baby's clothes as it's the only one I could find without perfumes and things. I don't normally use fabric conditioner but I broke down after the sleepsuits and blankets were coming out of the wash too crispy. The fabric conditioner is pretty good; I've been using half the recommended dose and everything has come out soft. But I think I'm going to switch back to Bio-D for our washing powder just because it seems to work better.
     
  20. amy_1234

    amy_1234 Mummy to Olivia

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    I'm using fairy non bio and fairy fabric softener, I will be washing all baby's vests and sleepsuits as that's all she is going to be wearing for the first couple of weeks anyway x
     

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