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he detergent for babies?

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he detergent for babies?

does it exsist (googling has turned up nothing!)
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I don't think so. Just use the regular HE stuff, I think that the "for baby" is just a big marketing trick allowing them to sell the same soap for a 20% premium.

Otherwise, just use "Zero" in your washing machine, it's not HE but if you only use it once in a while it should be fine.
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We use Ivory (non-HE, apparently there is an HE version in the states), and only use about 1/3 of the normal amount. It works fine.
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For more info on HE detergent vs regular refer to this thread:
http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/show ... p?t=467695

I doubt you'd find much detergents specially formulated for babies. And i'd also avoid certain products that say specially formulated for babies, since they're most likley over priced? Also how do they they test "babies stuff" and on whose babies are they testing it? What parent would subject their babies to this type of testing? Also its probably illegal to test on babies.

HE detergent is mild concentrated low sudising detergent. Not sure how much milder they can make it.

Good luck in your search.
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Neovingian wrote:
Aug 20th, 2007 1:46 pm
For more info on HE detergent vs regular refer to this thread:
http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/show ... p?t=467695

I doubt you'd find much detergents specially formulated for babies. And i'd also avoid certain products that say specially formulated for babies, since they're most likley over priced? Also how do they they test "babies stuff" and on whose babies are they testing it? What parent would subject their babies to this type of testing? Also its probably illegal to test on babies.

HE detergent is mild concentrated low sudising detergent. Not sure how much milder they can make it.

Good luck in your search.
Ivory snow works very well for babies. It is more expensive but well worth it. Soap irratating skin is a very real problem and Ivory soaps are great for using on sensitive skin and babies do have sensitive skin. I'm pretty sure Ivory has all the testing worked out! ;)
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Is there a she detergent?? :D :D
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In lieu of the more expensive Ivory Snow, Sunlight is a gentle detergent for use on baby clothes as well.
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purex free and clear exists I think for HE and there is Tide Free or I use Melalueca stuff
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Guys,

Did any of you try the Ecos detergent from Costco?


Apparently is much gentler than other detergents...
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botmi wrote:
Sep 5th, 2007 10:19 pm
Guys,

Did any of you try the Ecos detergent from Costco?


Apparently is much gentler than other detergents...

We use Ecos and love it.

We have an HE machine, and use this soap for our whole family (including our 6 month old) He has very sensitive skin and has no issues with this detergent. I love the smell, I love the fact that it has less of the junk that is in traditional detergents, I love the cleaning power and it's safe for HE machines. I'd highly recommend trying Ecos.

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We have been using NATURE CLEAN for years now... it is unscented; completely safe for babies; made from ALL natural ingredients that are ALL listed on the bottle; safe for HE machines AND it is made in Canada (Toronto).

If you want a scent -- add a few drops of your favourite essential oil (e.g. Lavender)... then you will know exactly what is on your clothes! (especially if your lo's like to chew on fabric!)

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