Most people want to wash their baby’s clothes and accessories separately to use a more delicate detergent. But where do you start? Our baby detergent buying guide will help you find the soap that is right for you and your baby, so you can both be happy with it. Some can even be used for the whole family! First, let’s look at some things you should know before you start shopping for natural baby laundry detergents.
Type: This refers to how the detergent is delivered. Most of these detergents come in liquid form, which often makes more loads. Powder form has better stain fighters, and pods are rare for natural baby detergents.
Organic: Is the detergent made with completely natural ingredients? Is it free of any chemicals or additives? Organic detergents are better for sensitive skin as well as the environment. You can’t go wrong with organic detergent, especially for baby.
Total Loads: This is the total number of loads that you can get out of the product. In cases where the detergent comes in a set of two, this is the combined total of loads from both packages.
Hypoallergenic: Hypoallergenic detergents have less of a chance of irritating people with sensitive skin or certain allergies that are irritated by regular detergents. For your baby, hypoallergenic is always best. You might not know what allergies they have!
Package Size: This is the number of ounces that comes in the package. Liquids are measured in fluid ounces, while powders are of course measured in solid ounces. Mileage varies between all different products. Refer to total loads if you want to.
Scent: Some natural baby detergents have a scent, but most of them are ‘original’ or ‘unscented’. This is probably the best for your baby because less fragrance means less of a chance to have irritated skin or noses.
Now that you know what to shop for, we can take a look at some baby detergent reviews. Some of these detergents are not just for babies, though of course, you can use baby detergents on your clothes as well. Check out our top pick and budget pick first to get a good idea of what’s available. The rest of the list is full of fresh soaps that both you and your baby will love!