Looking for a gentle detergent for baby clothes here in the Philippines? Check out our list.
What you'll find in this article:
- Best laundry detergent for baby clothes in the Philippines
- Why is it important to choose a gentle laundry detergent for your baby's clothes?
Using the right detergent is very important especially if you have a little one at home. Using non trusted detergents can easily harm your baby's skin.
What is your trusted laundry detergent for baby clothes in the Philippines?
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Here is the list of detergents you can use that are very accessible since they are available here in the Philippines, plus using these products can guarantee the safety of your baby.
The Enfant fabric detergent is made of biodegradable substances that contain natural base surfactant which makes it chemical-free and safe for the skin of your baby.
The Tiny Buds laundry powder is one of the detergent powders that is recommended by pediatricians. Because it contains natural cleaning agents that are safe for your baby. You can also pair this with Tiny Buds Natural Baby Fabric Softener.
P215.00 (1-kilo box)
This liquid formulation is specially made for newborn babies' clothes. It has no added fragrances or chemicals that can irritate your baby's skin.
The Tiny Buds claim that their product is "made with coconut-based natural ingredients that leave 0% residue on clothes and sheets. Natural to the Tiniest Drop."
P399.00 (1.5 liters)
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This Cycles powder detergent was made of hypoallergenic and ultra-mild baby ingredients. This detergent doesn't contain dyes, optical brighteners, enzymes, fabric softeners, harsh chemicals, and other soap residues that are harmful to your baby's skin. It also comes in liquid form.
P286.00 (1kg powder form), P398.00 (1.5 Liter of liquid detergent bottle)
Pigeon liquid detergent is fluorescent-free, meaning it doesn't contain any UV brighteners. It is also 100-percent phosphate and doesn't have an artificial dye.
P229.75 (500 mL)
Just like the mentioned brands, Smart Steps laundry detergent doesn't also contain chemicals that are harmful to your baby. Such as dyes, bleach, and optical brighteners.
P105.00 (900mL pouch)
People use Perla White soap as a body soap because it was made of pure coconut oil. That is not just effective as a cleaning agent but can also use to whiten and remove dirt from your clothes.
Even dermatologists and allergy specialists recommend Perla for washing clothes. Just like the other brands, it doesn't contain harmful chemicals such as bleach.
P176 for 3 pieces
Ivory Snow liquid detergent has products that you can use according to your baby's stage or age. That is why you can really assure that its formulation is safe and gentle for your baby's skin.
P490.00 (for 2 - 25g load, from Shopee)
Perwoll Baby is a hypo-allergenic liquid detergent. It contains a unique lipid layer enhancer that is dermatologically tested. It protects the baby's skin from harmful chemicals while ensuring the cleanliness of his/her clothes.
P809.00 (2-liter bottle)
The Victoria laundry detergent was made of 100% active and biodegradable ingredients. A coconut-based and it also contains citronella and patchouli, these ingredients are known as natural insect repellants.
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This imported brand is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic. Made from plant-powdered ingredients and doesn't contain artificial dyes, parabens, phosphates, or phthalates.
P1,008 (for a 2.96-liter bottle)
The D-nee liquid detergent is clinically proven gentle on a baby's clothes and skin. This detergent doesn't contain formaldehyde and artificial dye that makes it safe at gentle for your baby's skin. It comes in two scents - Honey Start and Lovely Sky.
P219.00 (960mL jug)
Human Nature liquid detergent contains natural coconut-based cleansers that are safe for your baby's skin. It is fragrance-free, colorant-free and it doesn't contain SLS/SLES, bleach, and optical brighteners.
P299.75 (950 mL)
Oxiclean baby detergent can eliminate stains on your baby's clothes while ensuring his/her skin safety. This ingredient doesn't contain chlorine, perfume, and dye.
P999.00 (1.36 kilogram tub)
Ariel Liquid Soft and Gentle are perfect for your baby because it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals such as enzymes, brightener at bleach. The good news is it's available in the most leading supermarket and department stores nationwide and even online.
P168.00 (900 mL bottle)
Nature to Nurture Free & Clear liquid laundry detergent contains plant-based formulation. It also has baking soda which helps to avoid bad odor even if you cannot dry baby's clothes under the sun.
P279.00 (1000-mL bottle)
Just like the mentioned baby-safe laundry detergents, Little Tree Baby laundry detergent doesn't contain any harmful chemicals.
This detergent also doesn't have phosphates, fluorescent brighteners, or artificial pigments that can cause irritation on your baby's skin. It is made with Lavender and Tea Tree Extract to pamper your little one’s tender skin and prevent irritation.
P399.00 (1050-mL bottle)
While this brand is known for being tough on stains, the formulation of their Free & Gentle range is perfect for babies who have sensitive skin. This detergent is hypoallergenic and doesn't contain artificial dyes and perfume that can harm your baby.
P1,299.00 (2095-mL bottle)
This imported brand of laundry detergent is recommended by pediatricians. It is hypoallergenic and specifically formulated for newborn and active babies. It can be bought online.
P1,300.00 (2095-liter bottle or approximately 64 loads of laundry)
This is a widely-known manufacturer for baby products also makes laundry detergent for babies. . This detergent is dermatologically tested and it contains silk protein softeners to ensure the softness and cleanliness of baby's clothes. While this product is not available in Philippine market, you can still buy it through online sellers.
P1,440.00 (1 liter bottle)
Puracy Natural baby laundry detergent is made out of a plant-based formula. It is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan, gluten-free and biodegradable which makes it safe for your baby's skin.
P881.50 (710mL bottle)
While some of these brands may not be commercially available in supermarkets in the Philippines, you can try ordering them online through resellers.
Why do we need to use the right and safe detergent for baby's clothes?
According to Dr. Zain Husain, a dermatologist in New Jersey, USA babies have highly sensitive skin because their skin and immune system are not fully matured yet.
Using the wrong detergent in terms of washing their clothes can increase the chances of chemical reactions that other detergents contain.
According to Dr. Husain, in order to avoid an allergic reaction, better use baby-safe laundry detergents on washing baby's clothes to guarantee cleanliness and to also avoid harmful chemicals.
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Not all detergent soaps and powder that claims that they are “baby-friendly" are really good for babies. Dr. Husain stated that there are a lot of factors you need to consider before using detergents.
First, it must be hypoallergenic to avoid certain reactions on your baby's skin. Next, it should be fragrance-free or the detergent shouldn't be combined with fragrant chemicals and lastly, it should be dye-free or free of chemical colorants.
What's your favorite brand of detergent for baby clothes in the Philippines? Tell us in the comments section!
Translated with permission from the original article