DiaperPin believes in sticking to the basics
(and being environmentally friendly) when cleaning laundry and home.
Below are some books we recommend:
Baking Soda : Over 500 Fabulous, Fun and Frugal Uses You'Ve Probably Never Thought of
by Vicki Lansky
Vim & Vinegar
by Melodie Moore
The Complete Book of Breastfeeding
by Marvin S. Eiger, Sally Wendkos Olds
Many cloth diaperers believe that you
shouldn't use dreft to wash cloth diapers. They think the dreft is a soap
product and will have a waxy buildup which ruins the absorbancy of
diapers. I want to know if this is in fact true. Is your product a soap or
Either way is it effective to use on cloth diapers?
Dreft is a
detergent. I want to assure you that this product is safe to use on
diapers and baby clothes. I'm attaching a bulletin below my
message. I hope you find it helpful. Thanks for visiting our
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Barb USA Dreft Team
HOW TO LAUNDER FOR BABY
Most baby items sold today are made of
durable, easy-care fabrics and can be machine washed. Some items,
such as flame retardant children's sleepwear, have special washing
recommendations from the manufacturer. To preserve the special
finishes on these items, always check each garment's care instructions.
Which Product Should I Use?
We have extensively evaluated all
Procter & Gamble laundry detergents and they may be safely used for
baby's laundry. However, we developed Dreft specifically for use in
baby's laundry. It has been specially formulated to address the
unique laundry needs of babies, and the ingredients have been extensively
evaluated for mildness to skin.
Dreft is a concentrated detergent
that provides outstanding cleaning you can trust for fabrics that touch
baby's skin. It helps remove tough baby stains. Dreft is the brand
of laundry detergent most recommended by those pediatricians with a
preference. Dreft's cleaning agents are designed to rinse out
thoroughly, leaving clothes virtually free of residue and comfortable
against baby's skin.
Powder Dreft is a white powder with a fresh
baby powder scent. It is available in a 37 ounce size.
Dreft is a clear, undyed, natural colored product with a fresh baby powder
scent. It's very convenient for treating baby's laundry stains and
is available in a 50 ounce size
How Long Should I Use Dreft For My
Baby's Laundry? We suggest you continue using Dreft during your baby's
first year as baby's skin can remain sensitive during this time.
Many parents choose to use Dreft until baby is out of diapers. Dreft is
recommended by Carter's, America's leading manufacturer of baby and
Is Dreft Biodegradable?
& Gamble laundry cleaning agents are biodegradable and are safe for
Laundry Detergents And Flame Retardant
To our knowledge most flame retardant children's sleepwear
is made of 100% polyester. Any Procter & Gamble laundry
detergent can be safely used to wash these garments. However, no
fabric conditioners, such as Bounce(r) or Downy(r), should be used on
polyester sleepwear as the fabric conditioning ingredients can mask the
Some cotton garments may look like sleepwear but
they are unlikely to be flame retardant. Be sure to check the care
tag on any clothing you intend to use as children's sleepwear to be
certain it is flame retardant. Always follow the laundering
instructions on the manufacturer's care tag.
From a safety
standpoint, what's most important is that children be kept away from
matches and other sources of flames.
Additional Stain Removal Tips
For Baby Laundry**
Breast Milk - Pretreat or soak for 30 minutes
with an enzyme-containing laundry product, such as Dreft, or Biz(r)
non-chlorine bleach, and launder as usual. Because of the fat content in
breast milk, pretreating with a liquid laundry detergent or a spray-type
pretreating product may be necessary.
Diapers - Diapers will always
require some special care:
* Rinse diapers with cold water
immediately after use.
* Measure (scoop or cap) Dreft and 1/4 cup
Biz per gallon of hot water, then presoak for 30 minutes before
* Drain the soak solution, wring out excess water or
place in spin cycle of machine.
* Fill washer with hot water and
1-1/2 measures of Dreft. Launder as usual.
the Umbilical Cord Stump - This is usually a medication called Gentian
Violet and is very difficult (often impossible) to remove. A color
remover may help. Color removers can generally be purchased where
fabric dyes are sold. Follow the instructions on the
Mildew Stains - This stain can be difficult, sometimes
impossible, to remove. Soak overnight in a solution of non-chlorine
bleach, such as Biz, and warm water. Drain this solution and soak an
additional 24 hours in a fresh solution. Drain again and launder in
Tide(r) with Bleach. If safe for the fabric, you may use chlorine
bleach in the soaking solution according to label instructions.
** As with any household product, please keep soaking
solutions out of the reach of children.