Your baby's skin is sensitive. It's best to use a detergent and softener that are mild, hypoallergenic, fragrance and dye free to prevent rashes and skin irritations. Just keep in mind that "natural" and "organic" doesn't always mean better. Your child can be allergic to natural things too.
All new clothing should be washed in a mild detergent prior to wear. This removes dust and dirt the garment picked up along its journey from fabric to sale rack. Some moms prefer to do a second rinse in the wash to remove leftover detergents and softeners.
Some detergents and softeners claim to be for babies or recommended by pediatricians such as Dreft, All Free and Clear and Seventh Generation. You can start with those brands. If your baby or toddler shows signs of a contact dermatitis, move on to other brands until you find the one that's right for your baby. ve a multitude of uses. Blankets can be used for burping, changing diapers, play places, stroller blankets, breastfeeding privacy and even security and teething.