Baby allergies to detergents

Baby allergies to detergents

Baby allergies are not uncommon, but when it comes to doing laundry, you should be very cautious. Choosing the right detergent is vitally important. Your babies skin is more sensitive to chemicals, perfumes and bleach then grown-up skin.

Detergents for babies

Although, there are detergents specifically made for babies, detergents that are free of perfumes and dyes is one way to prevent babies from having any unnecessary reactions from irritating chemicals. For the most part, you should stay away from perfumed or heavily dyed detergents, although there are rare cases in which children have allergic reactions. Trial and error is the only way to find the appropriate detergent for your child. As with food allergies, you should keep a watchful eye when using anything new. If there is a reaction, call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention.

For the comfort of your baby

You should wash all clothes prior to putting them on your baby. Chemicals and dyes that are used to make the clothes or fabrics can also cause adverse reactions. If you are using cloth diapers, not only should they be washed separately, but they should be washed twice: once using bleach and a double rinse cycle; second using just vinegar in the rinse cycle. Since cloth diapers come so close to the most sensitive parts of your baby making sure they are allergen free is one way to ensure a healthy and happy baby.
No matter what your choices of detergent are, keep a watchful eye out for possible allergic reactions and rashes. A comfortable baby is a happy baby.

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