My firstborn had a problem with skin eczema since birth. It was so bad we had to apply steroid-based cream on her rashes upon the doctor’s recommendation. The doctor also suggested that we need to be extra cautious while picking baby care products for my newborn; products that should not cause any flare-ups. Henceforth, we became cautious about the products we bought for our kid- be it clothes, wipes, cream, or baby laundry detergent; we made sure the items we buy do not cause any rash or itchiness.
Here in this article, I would list out the top 5 safe baby laundry detergent in India with the price.
But first, you need to understand :
Why your baby needs special laundry detergent?
Normally parents use the same detergent to wash baby clothes that the family uses. But these detergents could be loaded with chemicals that might not be suitable for a baby’s sensitive skin. To prevent any allergic reaction to your baby’s skin, it is a must to use baby-specific laundry detergent.
Plus these laundry detergents are also specifically designed to squash tough stains – be it milk /spit-up stains, oily stuff, dirt stain, or even poop smears.
What should you look at before buying?
Ingredients: The best detergent for clothes should be free of artificial dyes, fragrances, and skin irritants. You can also check if it’s made with plant-based ingredients since it makes the product environment friendly too. Make it a habit to read the full ingredient list carefully.
Cost-effective: If the laundry detergent can be used by the entire family, it makes one fewer item to shop for.
Cleaning ability: Should be able to clean tough stains without wearing out the cloth.
Price should be right: considering the piles of laundry parents need to do once the baby arrives, choose a budget-sensitive option.
So here goes the list:
1. Mother Sparsh Plant Powered Laundry Detergent:
This natural, biodegradable, and non-toxic product from Mother Sparsh #PlantPoweredRange contains plant-based ingredients and essentials oils and has no chemicals and artificial brightener. Its plant-powered formula contains Aloe gel extracts which is an anti-inflammatory agent, Neem extract which is a good antibacterial element, and Eucalyptus oil which is known for its cleansing properties. This natural product is #SafeForSkin and clothes, and at the same time packs quite a punch with its plant-derived enzyme blend which works great on the toughest stains like milk spots, dirt stains, or even poop smears.
I have personally used this one to tackle the dirt stain on my daughter’s dress who loves to play in the park. You just need to add 5ml of the baby laundry detergent in half a bucket of water for half an hour. Slightly rub the stain and rinse completely with plain water. The garment comes out clean and smells fresh. Talking about the fragrance, it’s not scent-free, but I am sure the light fragrance comes from the plant-based natural oils and extracts used in it. Bonus: The bottle is made of biodegradable material, making it an environmentally friendly option.
Mother Sparsh is priced at Rs.469 for a 1lt bottle at Amazon, FirstCry, Nykaa, Flipkart, MotherSparsh
2. Chicco baby laundry detergent:
Coming from Chicco, a well-known name when it comes to baby products, this laundry detergent is a preferred choice for parents. This has the power of five enzymes which is tough on all kind stains- food, pee/poop, dirt/dust, even ghee/oil, plus its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties keeps the clothes germ free. Since it is free from harmful irritants like Phosphorus, Fluorescence, Brighteners, and Colorants, it very safe and gentle choice.
This baby washing liquid can be used both for machine and hand wash and comes in two fragrances- Delicate flowers and Fresh Spring. The 1l pack is currently priced at Rs. 373 at Amazon.
3. Luvlap baby laundry detergent:
You would be pleased to know that when you buy this product, there’s no need to buy fabric softener separately as this already has softening factor in it. Though this is a big pro in this product, the drawback is it’s not very efficient in cleaning tough stains, so some pre-treating is required. The product comes with anti-bacterial, non-toxic properties and is free from phosphates, Fluorescence, and artificial colors. This liquid detergent is free of any kind of baby laundry scent, making it a perfect choice if you are looking for a fragrance-free option. 1l pack is currently priced at Rs. 399 at Amazon.
4. Himalaya gentle baby laundry wash:
Infused with the power of herbs like Soapnut ,Neem, Geranium, and lemon peel, this natural baby laundry detergent ensures good cleaning of clothes without the use of any harmful chemicals. The detergent does not have a strong fragrance and is clinically tested for its effectiveness and gentleness on baby clothes. The price of a 500ml bottle is Rs. 244 at Amazon. It is also available in 1lt bottle and pouch packaging of 500ml and 1lt. The pouch packaging with a screw cap makes it a good travel-friendly option. Both the bottle and the pouch are made of biodegradable material, making it an environment-friendly option too.
5. Better home laundry liquid:
This laundry liquid is made from naturally derived surfactants, making it a safe option to use even when you are washing the baby’s cloth with your hands. The cleansing property of the enzymes on grime and oily stuff is quite impressive. The product has a mild and natural fragrance and among many, one feature worth mentioning is that its colour-protect formula helps retain the colour and texture of clothes even after multiple washes. The product is priced at Rs. 159 for a 500ml bottle at Amazon.