When I was pregnant, I was told that ALL baby clothes HAD to be washed in Non-Bio washing powder to minimise the risk of any skin problems. The person who first told me had years of experience looking after children and knew what they were talking about on lots of other baby related issues, and this advice was then reiterated by just about everyone when the topic of how to wash baby clothes came up.
The problem is that my daughter has always been a bit messy. Its because I’m hapless and not really that good at dealing with the vomit that comes out (to me some mothers are blessed with a clair voyant like ability to know when their child is going to spew, and are gifted enough to be able to avoid all of it coming into contact with their baby and themselves). We went through a period of poop overflowing the nappy like a rising tidal wave of brown sludge which stained everything in its path. So now that we’re onto weaning – well you can imagine the mess. And I genuinely never thought I’d say this but I’d rather deal with poop than with a tomato-sauce based stain.