A lineup of Dreft baby laundry detergents

All You Need to Know About Dreft Laundry Detergents

Are you looking for the #1 pediatrician-recommended baby detergent? How about one that’s gentle and hypoallergenic? OK, how about a brand that’s been trusted by moms for 80 years? Great news—these are all the same product line: Dreft Laundry Detergent! Dreft has a lineup of detergents for every family’s needs. Read on to learn more about Dreft Baby Laundry Detergents.

What is Dreft Laundry Detergent good for?

Dreft Baby Laundry Detergent works to wash all your baby items — clothes, sheets, even cloth diapers—you name it! That’s because Dreft is the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand for all a baby’s laundry needs.

Is Dreft detergent safe for babies?

When it comes to your baby and family, safety is always first. That’s why Dreft is #1 pediatrician recommended baby detergent and recipient of the EPA Safe Choice seal. And because we believe in being completely transparent, we list out and explain what every Dreft ingredient does, so you know exactly what’s being used on your little one’s skin.

Dreft Laundry Detergent is formulated specifically to be gentle for a baby’s delicate skin. But if you don’t quite trust the Dreft selling points on the Dreft website (understandable), just ask your pediatrician. Or your dermatologist. Or any moms in your circle. Dreft comes highly recommended by all three groups.

How to choose which Dreft detergent is the best for you?

Dreft has products for every step of babyhood and beyond, so the key to choosing the best Dreft Laundry Detergent for your personal situation is simply to browse the product selection and choose the detergent with the features that speak to you.

While Dreft Stage 1 (followed by Stage 2) is going to be right for most new families, if you live in a small space where it doesn’t make sense to separate out baby and adult laundry, Dreft Family Friendly is the perfect choice. And if you’re looking for a plant-based and fragrance-free detergents, Dreft Pure Gentleness is your top choice.

What is in Dreft Laundry Detergent?

The short answer: a laundry detergent made exclusively for babies. Each Dreft Laundry Detergent is designed to be gentle on skin, and Dreft Stage 1, Dreft Stage 2, Dreft Pure Gentleness, and Dreft Family Friendly are all hypoallergenic. In addition, Dreft Pure Gentleness and Dreft Family Friendly are both made with no added fragrances, dyes, or phosphates. That’s only part of the reason Dreft is the #1 pediatrician-recommended baby detergent brand.

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Dreft laundry detergets for different stages. Dreft stage 1: newborn and Dreft stage 2: active baby

Dreft Stage 1: Newborn

Advantages of the product

Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent is a hypoallergenic detergent specially formulated to be gentle on newborns’ delicate skin. That’s why it’s the #1 pediatrician-recommended baby detergent. What's more, it's designed to work in both standard and high-efficiency (HE) washing machines, so you can use it no matter what kind of washing machine you have.

When and how to use it?

Dreft Stage 1 is designed to be tough on stains while still gentle on baby’s skin, so it can be used to wash any fabrics that might touch your baby. Clothes, swaddle blankets, burp cloths, and crib sheets are the obvious choices, but don’t forget stuffed animals and cloth rattles! Dreft Newborn Detergent is even tough enough to handle cloth diapers and reusable baby wipes stains, while leaving them with a baby fresh scent parents love!

Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby

Advantages of the product

Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby Liquid Detergent is hypoallergenic and specially designed to tackle the tough stains a developing baby creates as they begin to crawl, explore, and try new things. Muddy knees? On it. Sweet potato puree down the front? Got it handled. Dreft Stage 2 helps remove 99% of baby food stains and crawling stains like grass and mud. It’s also designed to work in both standard and high-efficiency (HE) washing machines.

When and how to use it?

Like Stage 1, you can use Dreft Stage 2 on any baby fabrics like clothes and sheets as well as blankets and quilts, stuffed animals, and outerwear such as jackets. Pair the detergent with Dreft Laundry Stain Remover or Dreft Portable Pre-Treater Pen for extra stain-fighting power!

What is the difference between Dreft Stages 1 and 2?

The difference between Dreft Stage 1 and Dreft Stage 2 is more enzymes. To remove 99% of baby food stains, Dreft Stage 2 is formulated with more enzymes to clean down deep in baby clothes.

Dreft Pure Gentleness

Advantages of the product

Dreft Pure Gentleness Detergent is a hypoallergenic laundry detergent that’s specially formulated to be fragrance-free with 0% added dyes, chlorine, phosphates, or brighteners. With a gentle formula made from 75% plant-based ingredients, it gently cleanses all your baby’s fabrics. It works in all washing machines, including high efficiency (HE) and standard.

When and how do I use it?

If you want the #1 pediatrician-recommended baby detergent brand but are looking for a plant-based formula, Dreft Pure Gentleness Detergent is for you. It’s designed to take you through both the newborn and active baby stages and is a great choice for all fabrics used by your baby (or by you, for that matter)—baby clothes, crib sheets, swaddles, stuffed animals, and anything else you can think of!

What is the difference between Dreft and Dreft Pure?

While both Dreft Stage 1 and Dreft Pure Gentleness have hypoallergenic formulas that are designed to be gentle on a baby’s skin, Dreft Pure Gentleness is also free of fragrances, dyes, chlorine, phosphates, and brighteners—plus, it’s a plant-based Dreft!

Dreft Family Friendly Laundry Detergent

Advantages of the product

Dreft Family Friendly is an unscented, hypoallergenic detergent designed to be gentle enough for baby but strong enough to tackle the whole family’s cleaning needs. Formulated with no perfumes, dyes, or phosphates, it’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin while cleaning better than the leading “free” detergent. It is formulated for high-efficiency (HE) and standard washers.

When and how to use it?

Why separate your own laundry from the baby’s? Toss their stained footie pajamas in with your own T-shirts and run everyone’s laundry together! Dreft Family Friendly is a great option if you want the gentle cleaning power of Dreft Laundry Detergent but don’t have the space or money to separate out “baby clothes” from “regular clothes.”

Dreft Eco-Box

Advantages of the product

Everyone knows you save when you buy in bulk, and in this case, you might just be saving the planet as well. The Dreft Eco-Box contains 105 ounces of Dreft Stage 1 but with a smart design that uses less plastic. What’s more, the detergent itself is made with 100% wind-power electricity.

When and how do I use it?

Use the Dreft Eco-Box the same way you would Dreft Stage 1; it’s the same product—just with different packaging! That means you can use it for all your newborn’s laundry needs, from clothes to swaddles to crib sheets and more.

When should I stop using Dreft detergent?

Look—we’re a bit biased when we say this, but if you’re happy with the performance, there’s no reason you ever have to stop using Dreft Laundry Detergent! If for some reason you prefer not to use Dreft Baby Laundry Detergent after your child is out of the baby stage (generally thought of as one year of age), there’s always Dreft Family Friendly to use on the entire household’s laundry. And if you’re after that great Dreft smell, pick up some Dreft Blissfuls In-Wash Scent Booster to make your child’s clothes smell like Dreft no matter what detergent you’re using.

Dreft has a laundry detergent for every need, but that’s not all! Dreft also offers in-wash scent boosters, stain removers, and household cleaners so that you can keep that wonderful fresh-baby scent with you as long as you like. You can see the full lineup of Dreft products here.

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