Laundering Your Baby's Clothesenparents a baby arrives, it can seem as if the laundry doubles! Many parents think they need to use baby detergent to clean their baby's clothes, but in most cases, this isn't baby, newborn, newborns, baby, babies, infant, infants, first-time parent, first-time mom, new mom, new mother, laundering your baby's clothes, baby clothes, baby's clothes, cleaning your baby's clothes, clothing, cloth diapers, cleaning cloth diapers, cleaning my baby's clothes, laundering my baby's clothes, laundry, laundery, launder, washing machines, detergent, baby detergent, dreft, bleach, diapers, diaper rash, fabric softeners, baby care, newborn care, allergies, allergy, sensitive skin, rash, hives, itchy, skin reactions, eczema, exzema, ezcema, exzima, atoptic dermatitis, dermatitis08/14/200108/22/201708/22/2017Larissa Hirsch, MD06/01/201702301fbe-f1ac-4782-ada0-1f69a1ffc03a<p>After a baby arrives, it can seem as if the laundry doubles! Many parents think they need to use <strong>baby detergent</strong> to clean their little one's clothes. And when a newborn's skin is sensitive, this can be true.</p> <p>But if baby detergent isn't getting rid of stains and odors as well as you'd like, it might be time to switch to a <strong>regular liquid detergent</strong>. (Liquid detergents can rinse out easier than powder detergents, so might be better for sensitive skin.)</p> <p>Unless your baby has <a href="">allergies</a>, <a href="">eczema/atopic dermatitis</a>, or another condition causing sensitive skin, washing your little one's clothes with the rest of the family's clothes isn't likely to irritate your baby's skin.</p> <p>If you switch from a baby detergent, test wash one piece of your baby's clothing with a color- and fragrance-free detergent. If you notice a skin reaction, stick with baby detergent for a little while longer. Whatever detergent you choose, avoid anti-static products or fabric softeners, which often have chemicals and fragrances that can irritate skin.</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> Cloth <a href="">diapers</a> <strong>do</strong> need to be separated from your regular laundry because harsh detergents can cause <a class="kh_anchor">diaper rash</a>. Wash these with mild baby detergent in hot water and be sure to double rinse each load.</p>Lavado de las prendas de su bebéDespués de la llegada de un bebé, tal vez parezca que hay que lavar el doble de ropa. Muchos padres creen que necesitan usar detergente para bebés para lavar la ropa del pequeño. Y esto puede ser así si la piel del recién nacido es sensible.
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