Dreft: A Super Clean Review and Giveaway

Ever since I was little girl I have always had problems with allergies to detergents, soaps, lotions and many other things. The one thing I remember is when my mom used detergents that were “free and clear” was the fact that it had no scent. I don’t know about you but I like my clothes to have that freshly washed smell when I take them out of the dryer. When I became a mother again I knew I would turn to Dreft for all of my daughter’s baby clothes.

“Dreft, baby laundry detergent brand most recommended by pediatricians and the brand that parents have trusted for over 75 years to leave their little one’s clothes and linens soft and comfortable. As gentle as water on baby’s skin and specially formulated for the unique needs of baby items, parents have relied on Dreft to not only help prepare their baby’s essentials before baby’s arrival, but also to keep those items clean and safe for their little one once they’re brought home from the hospital. Complete with a scent that mom’s love (that’s also gentle for baby!), Dreft has been turning “preparing into caring” and has been a “must-have” for any new parent for generations!”

Dreft detergent comes in 2x Ultra Liquid, HE liquid, and Ultra Powder detergent, so no matter what your needs are Dreft has something for you. I have decided to give Dreft the ultimate test. About a week ago I spilled the infamous pink stuff (amoxicillin) when trying to give it to my daughter. I thought I would let it sit and find out if Dreft would take care of this spill. I logged onto Dreft.com and followed the directions and to my amazement the spot was gone after one simple washing.

Dreft.com is a great resource no matter if you are a first time mom or you’re a mom for the tenth time.  There are tips on how to prepare clothes and gear for your little one before their arrival and how to remove different types of stains. Dreft is a must have when you have a little one in the house.

GIVEAWAY

One winner will receive their choice of a Dreft product (powder, liquid or high efficiency for HE washers) and a cuddly teddy bear!

How to Enter:

1. Visit Dreft and tell me one laundry tip featured on the site!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Dreft (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 16th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion Beth of The Experimental Mommy. Others may have a differing opinion of the product.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.

Comments

  1. Mary Elderton says:

    I did not know this: When you pre-wash your baby items before baby comes home, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener may reduce flame resistance when used on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant.

  2. Mary Elderton says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  3. I learned:

    Remember to wash* all of your baby’s fabrics (clothes and anything else that could touch a baby’s skin) before putting them away for storage.
    When getting clothes out of storage (hand-me-downs, heirlooms, etc.) pre-wash with Dreft® to refresh clothes in time for baby’s arrival.
    If phantom stains appear after retrieving from storage, follow our tips for pretreating.

  4. Kimberly says:

    I learned that I should be washing my shirts in Dreft too since baby’s skin will be touching them.

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  6. Kimberly says:

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  7. FOR ON THE GO STAIN REMOVER, YOU SHOULD PUT A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF DREFT DETERGENT IN A SMALL PRETREATER BOTTLE AND KEEP THE BOTTLE IN YOUR DIAPER BAG 🙂

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  10. One tip I learned: To remove food stains, rinse as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain.
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  13. a tip I learned is Colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item.

  14. Soha Molina says:

    Rinse as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain.

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  18. Linda Kish says:

    For “on-the go” and “at home” spot/stain issues, place a small amount of liquid Dreft® in a small pretreater bottle.

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  20. Anne Loyd says:

    I like the tip to wash all of the clothes, as well as mom’s clothes before the baby is born.

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  23. meagain2 says:

    you can pretreat with powder as well as liquid detergent

  24. Tip: Wash all of baby’s clothes before the baby is born!
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  29. Wendy McBride says:

    Do not prewash/wash baby clothes with laundry softener…it may take away the flame retardant! (I did not know this.)

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  30. a tip for soiled cloth diapers is to rinse immediately after soiled
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  32. Soha Molina says:
  33. When Removing Greasy Oily Stains: Colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item.

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  36. Kimberly says:
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  38. Laundry tip I learned- with food stains, soak up to 30 minutes and weight down with towel to keep submerged.

  39. Christina says:

    rewash handmedowns and packed away clothes to refresh before baby is born

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  45. One tip is to rinse stained clothes as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain.

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  48. Christine says:

    Rinse as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain

  49. Soha Molina says:
  50. I learned:

    Remember to wash* all of your baby’s fabrics (clothes and anything else that could touch a baby’s skin) before putting them away for storage.

  51. this is helpful for my cloth diapers Rinse cloth diapers with cold water immediately after use.
    Pre-soak in a solution of Dreft® and a color-safe bleach for 30 minutes.
    After soaking, wring out excess water by hand or run diapers through the spin cycle.
    Fill washer with warmest water allowed according to garment label, add 1 1/2 uses of Dreft® and launder as usual.
    Repeat process if needed.

  52. Soha Molina says:
  53. As a new mom any laundry tips are great. Getting dirty diapers and clothes clean are a must:
    While no one detergent can remove all types of stains, we recommend the following for diaper soils:
    Rinse cloth diapers with cold water immediately after use.
    Pre-soak in a solution of Dreft® and a color-safe bleach for 30 minutes.
    After soaking, wring out excess water by hand or run diapers through the spin cycle.
    Fill washer with warmest water allowed according to garment label, add 1 1/2 uses of Dreft® and launder as usual.

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  58. Emily E says:

    I love dreft! I like the tips for retrieving stored clothes, especially “If phantom stains appear after retrieving from storage, follow our tips for pretreating.”

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  63. Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

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  76. My favorite tip is when getting clothes out of storage (hand-me-downs, heirlooms, etc.) pre-wash with Dreft® to refresh clothes in time for baby’s arrival.
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  77. Kimberly says:
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  81. Amy Wels says:

    Good tip about washing prior to and after storing baby clothes.

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  84. One tip is rinse as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain.

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  90. good luck to everyone

  91. Christina says:
  92. michelle r. says:

    For stain removal, soak up to 30 minutes by adding 1 use Dreft and fill washer 1/3 way full.

  93. michelle r. says:

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  95. Erinn S says:

    Reminds us to not use fabric softener on babys clothes even in wash before storing clothes.

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  98. Soha Molina says:
  99. Jennifer T. says:

    I learned that to treat food-based stains, you should rinse as soon as possible with cold water to dilute the stain.
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  102. Kimberly says:
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  105. Patti Hess says:

    I like the tip of getting baby clothes out of storage that they should be rewashed in Dreft before putting on the baby

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  108. Jessica T. says:

    I learned that you should rinse stains with cold water immediately and that will help them to come out better later.

  109. To remove food stains soak the clothes for up to 30 minutes by adding 1 use Dreft and fill washer 1/3 way full.

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  115. Clean your car seat cover before baby gets home. I never even thought of this one.

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  119. #1-wash all baby contact items in dreft before baby arrives

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  124. Debra Hall says:

    Remember to wash* all of your baby’s fabrics (clothes and anything else that could touch a baby’s skin) before putting them away for storage.

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  133. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says:

    When you pre-wash your baby items before baby comes home, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener may reduce flame resistance when used on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant

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    laundry tip “Remember to wash* all of your baby’s fabrics (clothes and anything else that could touch a baby’s skin) before putting them away for storage.”

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  147. i learned how to remove oily stains which is great news for my boyfriend’s work pants.

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  167. april bever says:

    I learned that when you pre-wash your baby items before baby comes home, you should never use fabric softener on these items because fabric softener could reduce flame resistance when used on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant.

  168. To eliminate diaper soils, Pre-soak in a solution of Dreft® and a color-safe bleach for 30 minutes.

  169. Kimberly says:
  170. Deborah Rosen says:

    For “on-the go” and “at home” spot/stain issues, place a small amount of liquid Dreft® in a small pretreater bottle or use the Dreft® Portable Pretreater Pen.

  171. Kimberly says:
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  173. Brooke R. says:

    I like tip #3 – “Removing Greasy, Oily Stains”

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  178. Christina says:
  179. When getting clothes out of storage (hand-me-downs, heirlooms, etc.) pre-wash with Dreft® to refresh clothes in time for baby’s arrival.

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  194. Make sure to wash everything that may touch your baby’s skin in Dreft® before your bundle of joy arrives, including*:
    Clothes

  195. Kimberly says:
  196. ShellieAnd Brutus says:

    I learned that colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item.

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  199. Soha Molina says:
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  201. I learned how to remove oily stains which is great news for my boyfriend’s work pants

  202. One tip I read is that you shouldn’t wash your baby’s clothes with fabric softener when you first get them because it can reduce the clothing’s flame resistance.

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  205. Emma Peel says:

    One laundry tip they have there is How to remove diaper soils

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  208. Make sure to wash everything that may touch your baby’s skin in Dreft® before your bundle of joy arrives

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  210. Melissa B. says:

    When you pre-wash your baby items before baby comes home, do not use fabric softener on these items.

  211. Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  212. If stain has set, soak with color-safe bleach added to the Dreft solution for 30 minutes.

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  216. Soha Molina says:
  217. kathy pease says:

    While no one detergent can remove all types of stains, we recommend the following for greasy, oily stains such as baby lotion, baby oil, liquid vitamins etc:

    Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.
    Colored items must be protected by pre-testing the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area on the item.
    Pretreat stain with liquid or powder Dreft® before laundering.
    Launder as usual in warmest water allowed according to garment label using 1 1/2 uses of Dreft®.
    Line or air dry, and repeat process if needed.

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    I learned To wash cloth diapers immediately with cold water.

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  222. Amy DeLong says:

    something i rarely do,Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.
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  225. melanie says:

    Its important to wash everything that might touch your babys skin in Dreft!

  226. susan smoaks says:

    Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

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  230. Samantha says:

    An interesting fact is when you pre wash your baby clothes before they wear them, do not use fabric softener. I will be sure to keep that in mind when I have children myself!

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  233. Soha Molina says:
  234. A good laundry tip I learned from their site: While it is smart to wash all baby items before and after storing, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant may reduce flame resistance

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  237. I learned that you should not use fabric softener when washing baby clothes because it will ruin the non-flamability.

  238. If fabric manufacturer suggests the use of laundry detergent to wash these items. Always follow label care instructions for everything that touches your baby’s skin.

  239. I’m an email subscriber.

  240. Marcy Strahan says:

    When you pre-wash your baby items before baby comes home, do not use fabric softener on these items. Fabric softener may reduce flame resistance when used on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant.

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