Tide is one of the prestigious manufacturers of effective detergents. Their detergent products are trusted by millions all over the world. I recall my mother using Tide Ultra in washing our family laundry. And even as a child, I was pretty much impressed by its cleaning power. So it was no longer a surprise for me to find their baby detergent so effective in removing stains as well as odors.
If you want a good alternative to Dreft, Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Detergent should be your number one option. My neighbor was the one who recommended this to me. She was my teacher and adviser on parenting. According to her, it would help me save more if I’d use Tide instead of Dreft. We all know how expensive Dreft can be. Although it is highly concentrated, it may not be practical especially for those with stretched budget. I followed my neighbor’s advice and she was right. Tide Free is as gentle, fragrant and strong but costs lesser than Dreft.
Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Detergent is hypoallergenic. It does not contain dyes or perfumes, which makes it safe for your child’s sensitive skin. Regular detergents have ingredients that may cause skin irritation. With this product, there’s no need to worry about your child getting allergic reactions. This detergent is dermatologist tested.
On the other hand, there still are ingredients in Tide Free & Gentle Liquid detergent that poses threat to your baby’s health. Ingredients in Tide include Builders (Borax, Citric Acid, Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetate [sodium salt]), Enzyme (Amylase and Protease), Optical Brightener, Polymer (Diquaternium Ethoxy Sulfate, Polyethyleneimine Ethoxylate), Process Aid (Calcium Formate, Dimethicone, Ethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Formate, Water), and Surfactant (Alcoholethoxy Sulfate, Lauramine Oxide, Laureth-9, Linear Alkylbenzene sofonate). All of these are chemical based, which are hazardous for your baby. Too much exposure to chemicals may cause serious growth development problems. This is the same reason why I have switched to using non-toxic detergents.
If you want a safer, healthier option for your child, use eco-friendly cleaning products. These safe and natural detergents, such as BabyGanics, Seventh Generation and Mountain Green, do not contain chemicals or toxins. They are perfectly safe to use for your baby as well as the environment.