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Why Do We Need Baby Laundry Detergents for Newborn’s Clothes?

What to Consider While Choosing Baby Detergent

By Muhammad Asif Published 11 months ago 6 min read
Baby Detergent

What to Consider While Choosing Baby Detergent

Whoops! Has the program changed yet again? Or did he poop in his pants? All parents can identify with him. We know how difficult it is to put your little one's clothes in the washing machine 7 times a day, but have you ever noticed that your baby doesn't feel well after wearing the washed clothes? Maybe it has to do with the detergent you use to wash your baby's clothes. That's why we're here to show you why you should choose baby detergent over regular detergents for your baby's clothes. Below are 5 key benefits of using liquid baby laundry detergents.


Use baby detergent instead of regular detergent to prevent your baby from allergies or skin rashes. On the other hand, most common detergents are designed for adults and generally do not cause allergies because their immune system is stronger and more efficient. These baby detergents replace most basic allergens with herbal substitutes.

Fragrance Free

Another good reason to choose baby detergents is that they are fragrance-free. Doing laundry with scented detergents may smell good to you, but it may be too much for your little one. The new baby detergents prioritize your child's comfort and then guarantee detergents without pungent odors.

Safe to Swallow

A parent knows the importance of keeping their child away from essential and dangerous household items such as knives, important documents, and the like. What if they somehow get their hands on one of those baby detergents? Don't worry parents. Most of these baby detergent products are even safe to swallow because they don't contain any chemicals that are harmful to humans.

They Will Not Harm Your Baby's Eyes.

Imagine, you are giving your child a bath in a tub in her bathroom and there is her bottle of detergent, all of a sudden you pull it out and it spills all over the tub. It's probably in her eyes, and she starts crying. This is another time when switching to a baby detergent can be helpful because baby detergents won't harm your baby's eyes because they are made with babies in mind.

Plant Based Product

After all, the one thing you need to know as a parent before considering baby detergent as a replacement for regular detergents is that they are plant-based and don't contain harmful chemicals like regular detergents. Neem, aloe vera, and limes are some of the important plant and fruit essences used in the baby laundry detergent manufacturing process.

Your Laundry Detergent Can Affect Your Baby Too

Just because you use natural laundry detergent for your baby doesn't mean he won't be exposed to chemicals in his clothes. Your baby will rest on you most of the time and will come into contact with the detergent you use. Changing clothes is as important to you as it is to the baby. So don't just use natural detergents for your little one, use it for the whole family. We recommend washing fabrics that come in direct contact with baby's skin, including wearable blankets, bedding, mommy and daddy shirts, and basically everything.

Detergents Can Cause Skin and Allergic Reactions.

Newborn skin is extremely delicate, and their developing systems are prone to allergic reactions. Their bodies cannot process the contaminants in the products. Synthetic fragrances can also aggravate your baby's allergic reactions. It is crucial to choose a hypoallergenic baby laundry detergent that is natural and non-irritating. Generally speaking, the best natural baby laundry detergents will significantly reduce allergic reactions and skin conditions.

Natural Detergents Are Just as Effective as Regular Detergents.

You don't need a strong detergent to remove stains from baby clothes. From applesauce to formula, spit-up and diaper rash, natural and eco-friendly baby detergents are highly effective and prepared for the worst. Some brands even include baby stain removers in their arsenal for the toughest stains. Our detergents are extremely gentle on skin yet tough on stains, breaking down anything your baby leaves behind.

Baby clothes are best washed at low temperatures to protect the delicate fabric. Be sure to read the instructions on the product label and test the patch on an inconspicuous part of the garment to make sure it's a suitable choice.

Can Baby Clothes Be Put in the Dryer?

Babies tend to wear a lot of clothes, so it can be easy to go for the easy option of drying them and putting them in a dryer. However, this is not recommended for baby clothes. Using a dryer can cause shrinkage, fading, and deterioration of the fabric.

Is It Okay to Wash Newborn Clothes with Normal Detergent?

The simplest answer is it’s fine, you can use regular detergent. That said, be sure to use a mild, non-organic detergent, as this is the best option for babies and children who have more sensitive skin.

Are All Baby Detergents Safe for Newborns?

Yes, baby detergents are designed to be gentle on the skin and safe for your baby from the first days of birth and beyond. Until they are 1-2 years old, we recommend using baby detergents or non-organic detergents to protect their delicate skin.

Keep Babies out of Laundry.

Laundry detergents are toxic. Always keep them out of your little one's sight and reach. Laundry detergent pods are particularly dangerous. Children are often attracted to them due to their bright colors. But if even a small amount gets into their mouths or eyes, it can cause irritation, respiratory or stomach problems, or even death. It's a good idea to lock your laundry room when you're not around.

How to Wash Baby Clothes?

Before you start dressing your baby, wash the clothes you just bought. Babies, especially newborns, tend to have sensitive skin, so it's best not to expose them to all the dust and grime that clothes may have picked up on the way from the store to your home.


Separate all your baby clothes into little arms of white, light, and dark colors. Always wash cloth diapers separately and in hot water.


Once you've separated your clothes, you can start pre-treating the dirtier items by applying a little Ariel Liquid to the stained area. Before you begin loading the load into the washer, be sure to turn the clothes inside out to avoid damaging the fabrics.

Check The Label

Check the labels on your babies' clothes to find out what cycle and temperature they should be washed at. Most baby clothes are best washed at low temperatures to protect the delicate fabric. Be sure to always follow the instructions on the fabric care label when washing your baby's clothes. Bleach, for example, can damage your child's sleepwear, since it's made from flame-retardant fabrics.


Once you have set the correct temperature and wash cycle, measure out the correct amount of baby laundry detergent based on the size of the load and place the measuring cap inside the drum of your machine, on top of the clothes.


Once this is done, rinse the clothes one more time to make sure there are no detergent residues left on your baby's clothes.


Gently wring out the clothes to remove excess water, then let them drain on a clothesline.


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