Dreft Isn't Just For Babies (Enter to win a New Mom Gift Basket!)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Laundry Detergent for BabiesIt's been a few days since I've posted. For some reason, my family just can't seem to beat all these nasty little viruses going around. (Could it have something to do with having one in kindergarten? Ohh I shudder, little kids are the biggest germ carriers!)
Moving on to a much more pleasant topic -

What product comes to mind when you think of a baby's smell?

The pink lotion, I know. Okay, let me try again - name the laundry detergent that smells like a new baby?

Dreft Laundry Detergent? Bingo!

When it came to my babies, I was loyal to the pediatrician-recommended Dreft. For 75 years, Dreft has been trusted to be gentle as water on baby’s skin and specially formulated for the unique needs of baby items; leaving each article of a baby's wardrobe soft, comfortable, and smelling fresh (which isn't always an easy task with babies, right?).

I love Dreft! It's not just for babies clothes, but toddlers to teens (and us older kids too!) love the smell and softness of Dreft in our own clothes!

If you're a Mom-to-be, a new Mom, or just a Mom looking for some great laundry tips, visit http://www.dreft.com/. And don't forget the $2.00 off coupon while you're there!

Dreft New Mom Gift Basket Giveaway!One more thing - GIVEAWAY!
Dreft is offering one lucky reader of The Mom Trap a beautiful New Mom Baby gift basket which includes Dreft detergent, a cozy soft baby blanket, and a cuddly teddy bear!

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loni February 21, 2011 at 8:16 AM  

I learned that Make sure to wash everything that may touch your baby's skin in Dreft® before your bundle of joy arrives,

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mverno February 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM  

need to wash all of the baby clothes with dreft before baby wears them mverno@roadrunner.com

McKim February 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM  

While it is smart to wash all baby items before and after storing, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener on children's sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant may reduce flame resistance.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER February 21, 2011 at 5:35 PM  

While it is smart to wash all baby items before and after storing, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener on children's sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant may reduce flame resistance.

J. Cannon,  February 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

I learned that Dreft can be used for the first 18 months to 2 years. This will vary, of course, based on your laundry habits.
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Tiffany February 21, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

I learned that while it is smart to wash all baby items before and after storing, i should not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener on children's sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant may reduce flame resistance.

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agatewood1 February 21, 2011 at 10:03 PM  

I learned that While it is smart to wash all baby items before and after storing, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener on children's sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant may reduce flame resistance.
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coliebear February 21, 2011 at 11:02 PM  

I learned to weight an item while soaking with a towel to keep it submerged.
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cstironkat February 21, 2011 at 11:12 PM  

I learned that colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item.

Linda February 22, 2011 at 10:22 AM  

I learned for removing food stains to rinse as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain.
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Jean February 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM  

I learned...Colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item.

Jean February 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

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mogrill February 22, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

I learned you shouldnt use Fabric softener on baby clothes. It reduces flame restistance.
Thanks for the chance.
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Kimberly February 24, 2011 at 10:07 AM  

I learned that they recommend keeping a bottle of Dreft near the changing table to quickly pre treat spots.
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sweetsue February 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

When getting clothes out of storage (hand-me-downs, heirlooms, etc.) pre-wash with Dreft® to refresh clothes in time for baby's arrival.

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Meaghan F. February 25, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

I learned that "After soaking, wring out excess water by hand or run diapers through the spin cycle." Good to know really. Email in profile.

amied027 February 27, 2011 at 2:54 AM  

For food stain I learned if stain has set, soak with color-safe bleach added to the Dreft solution for 30 minutes. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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shebebes February 27, 2011 at 9:48 AM  

I LEARNED THAT BEFORE BRINGING MY BABY HOME I SHOULD WASH EVERYTHING HE MAY TOUCH W/ DREFT INCLUDING CLOTHES, BIBS, BLANKETS AND CARSEAT AND STROLLER FABRICS :)

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Giant Sis March 1, 2011 at 1:05 PM  

I didn't know that Fabric softener may reduce flame resistance when used on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant.
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ellie March 1, 2011 at 6:01 PM  

I learned that Fabric softener on children's sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant may reduce flame resistance.
I did not know that.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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grannyvon March 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM  

First tip was to be sure to wash everything that may touch your baby's skin in Dreft before you use it and that means EVERYTHING!ybutler@oppcatv.com

dandmrobbins March 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM  

Wash all things that might touch the baby with Dreft, including mommy's clothes.

see above March 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM  

I learned that using fabric softner on anything labeled as being flame-retardant reduces those properties of the fabric!! I had no idea, I'm going to stop using fabric softner on my son's clothes and sheets immediately!

Jennifer Neal March 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

When you pre-wash your baby items before baby comes home, do not use fabric softener on these items... who knew?!

Emmy Coffee March 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM  

This is a GREAT tip!

While it is smart to wash all baby items before and after storing, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener on children's sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant may reduce flame resistance.

paula michele March 2, 2011 at 6:25 PM  

Colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item. I'm bad about not doing this and removing more than the stain :)

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Hotsnotty2 March 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM  

I learned that Colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item, thanks!

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dpschad March 2, 2011 at 9:49 PM  

I learned not to use fabric softener on babies clothes because it could lower the flame retardancy. dpschad@yahoo.com

Julie March 3, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

I learned that before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.
thanks
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Mom2anutball March 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

I like this tip: For "on-the go" and "at home" spot/stain issues, place a small amount of liquid Dreft® in a small pretreater bottle or use the Dreft® Portable Pretreater Pen.

Thanks!
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wash all the clothes before the baby wears it
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Nicole Greene March 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM  

I learned that fabric softener may reduce flame resistance when used on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant.

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Rachel March 3, 2011 at 3:58 PM  

using fabric softener reduces flame resistance

mary March 3, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I learned that to remove food stains, rinse as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain.

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Chris March 3, 2011 at 6:07 PM  

wash everything before you store it away

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Elka,  March 3, 2011 at 9:53 PM  

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Gianna March 3, 2011 at 11:29 PM  

Make sure to wash everything that may touch your baby's skin in Dreft® before your bundle of joy arrives.

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