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Fabric Softener for Baby’s Clothes

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

It is indeed daunting to realize that once a baby arrives, not only does your laundry chore doubles, but you need to make arrangements to shield off the tender skin of our baby from harsh clothes. Fabric softeners for baby clothing then becomes a necessity.

Switching on to fabric softener

Before switching to a fabric softener, make sure to test one article of clothing first. Unless your baby has allergies, eczema, atopic dermatitis, or other conditions affecting your baby’s sensitive skin, liquid detergents meant exclusively for babies are your best bet because they work for all types of clothes. But if there seems to be some irritation, you can still try using a fabric softener detergent that does not contain colors or fragrances.

Why Fabric Softeners?

Better than an ordinary baby detergent that only washes because they come with choices to meet the need of your baby’s sensitive skin. Fabric softeners come in two types: sheets and liquids; they also come in scented as well as fragrance-free options. Fabric softeners give fabrics a softer feel and help reduce static cling (particularly useful for synthetics and permanent press items). They are designed to make clothes feel softer and smoother, and at the same time reduce wrinkles in clothing and mitigate the need to iron.

How to Use Fabric Softeners

Liquid fabric softeners: Add liquid fabric softener during your washing machine’s final rinse cycle for enhanced softening. Make sure there is water in the machine when you add the softener; however, avoid overfilling the washing machine. Staining may result if a fabric softener is poured directly on the clothes. And most importantly, keep your baby’s fabric softener in an environment where it will not freeze; freezing leads to thickening of the liquid fabric softener.

· Fabric softener sheets: While using sheets, it is always advisable to add them just before you start your drier. The drier’s heat activates the softening properties of fabric softener sheets. Staining might result if you allow a fabric sheet to sit in a wet load of clothing.

Awaken your senses and feel more from your fabrics with Downy liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets. Get info on Downy® products, fabric softener and laundry education, plus special offers here at downy.com – the official site for Downy fabric softener.