Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent
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Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent

BY DREFT #3 in Laundry Detergent

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Dreft Stage 1:

Newborn Liquid Detergent is specially made for newborn babies’ delicate skin. That’s why it’s the #1 pediatrician-recommended baby detergent and has been trusted by moms for over 80 years. So swaddle your newborn in fabric washed with Dreft’s hypoallergenic formula, designed to be tough on stains while still gentle on baby’s skin. The standard size 100 oz. container will keep you covered for 64 full loads. What's more, it's designed to work in both standard and high efficiency (HE) washing machines, so you can use Dreft products no matter what kind of washing machine you have.

  • Pediatrician-recommended baby detergent
  • Specially formulated for newborn babies
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Trusted by moms for over 80 years
  • Recommended by Pampers ®
  • Formulated for both high efficiency (HE) and standard washers


Directions: Measure with Cap. Use more for heavily soiled loads. Start washer, add detergent, then add clothes.

Ingredients List:

Ingredients include biodegradable surfactants (anionic and nonionic) and enzymes.


Front Label: Caution: Eye Irritant.  Harmful If Swallowed.  See Caution On Back Label. Back Label: Caution: Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.  If Swallowed, Give A Glassful Of Water.  Call A Physician.  In Case Of Eye Contact, Flush With Water

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Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent
Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent
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Sharmese B.
157 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
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The smell first off let me say is so soft and lovely like a newborn baby girl. I’m big on smells and being clean so I had to start with that. When I had my daughter it was just getting to major stores in Florida like Walmart so it was so cheap to get I was paying half of what I paid for tide. It has since then gone up in price to about $10 average however I do get the one that’s like 75fl oz. which makes about 48 loads per wash. But baby clothes are only so big so when it’s time to wash she only has like two loads (colors and whites) but for the most part it’s one loads. So for the price compared to tide I think this is a better deal considering you don’t wash babies clothes as much. It’s light and lovely in smell again and it fades out rather quickly leaving a light scent so if your worried about it being to strong for a newborn it won’t be a problem. I originally brought this when my daughter was about 2 months and she just turned months now and I just ran out. So it does stretch and last.
Gurmeet K.
San Jose
62 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Target
Review for: 100 oz more...
I have used this detergent on two of my babies. We have never had a bad reaction to this product as we have others. It makes the clothes super soft, smells amazing, and gets stains out! Anytime someone has a new baby I always recommend this product! Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent
Kenya N.
10 reviews
Review for: 40 oz more...
Dreft captures that sweet baby smell. The smell just makes you want to snuggle it up. It is gentle enough for even the tiniest of babies. It gets the stains out and leaves clothes smelling baby fresh for days. It's affordable and easily available. I love this product and once my sweet baby is older the smell of this product will always give me reminders of when my child was a precious tiny newborn. The smell of this product seriously warms my heart. It's such an amazing gift from something as simple as a laundry detergent. 
Ashley K.
Glendale AZ
54 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
Review for: 150 Oz more...
My sweet baby boy has very sensitive skin as most little ones do, but this and this is one of the only detergents that don't cause rashes on her skin. Sure, it is pricey, but have you know that a little goes a long way. The fresh little innocent scent lasts a long time, too. It is something that I would buy for life if it were cheaper just to hang on to his youth and babylike innocence just a tiny bit longer. 
Tara B.
88 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
Review for: 100 oz more...
I bought this because I wanted something gentle for my baby’s clothing. I did not realize it was highly fragranced. I did not expect that because most advice says to wash baby clothes without dyes or perfumes so I figured that a detergent meant specifically for babies would not have fragrance. It smells nice but that was not what I wanted. It cleaned regular clothes fine but did not remove major stains.
Janey R.
12 reviews
Review for: 100 oz more...
This is a great buy for any new parent! It’s expensive but it lasts a long time! I’ve used it for both of my daughters. My second daughter has very sensitive skin and I felt good about using this on her clothes and sisters. It has a nice smell to it but not too strong. It does a really good job at cleaning the clothes. Only negative is that its expensive and doesn’t go on sale very often.
Stephanie H.
Wellsville, NY
198 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
Review for: 50 oz more...
This was the only detergent I used when my kids were newborns. I love that it is hypoallergenic and it eased my mind tremendously! There is a notable scent, but it's not overwhelming at all. I don't think it works well by itself with removing stains though, which is why I deducted a star. I will continue purchasing this if I extend my family and even to give as a gift for a baby shower!
Emily S.
77 reviews
My mom convinced me to buy this when I was pregnant. I rolled my eyes at the price but picked it up anyway. Turns out it was a great buy because my son has eczema! This is the only detergent I use for his clothes that doesn’t further irritate his tender skin. It cleans so beautifully and really gets food stains out well. Definitely a great product.
Olivia S.
Bentonville, AR
79 reviews
I started using dreft 4 years ago right before my son was born and haven’t bought anything else since! I have two young boys who are pros at mess making, dreft gets out every single stain they make! Both my boys have sensitive skin and one has severe eczema and this detergent has never caused a flare up! I recommend this to anyone with children!
Kelsey F.
Summerville , SC
66 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
Review for: 40 oz more...
Love Dreft for my baby’s clothing! Used it with my older son as well & there is nothing better than the fresh smell of baby clothes out of the washer when washed with this! Unfortunately it hasn’t gotten all stains out of their things on its own without using a stain lifter in conjunction with it, but otherwise I feel like it cleans effectively!
Gabrielle M.
Haughton, LA
46 reviews
Has anyone experienced this with an HE washer? Does it react well?
Taylor K.
Carey, OH
333 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 3
How long should you use Dreft for your children's clothing until you can use regular brand detergents?
Annie P.
90 reviews
Is this detergent sensitive on skin? My baby is due in July and both dad and I have sensitive skin so we wanted to make sure this was the best for our little girl, just in case!
Baylee S.
Conway, AR
325 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 3
do they make a fabric softener? What fabric softener do you use with this for your little ones?
Ashley B.
34 reviews
Is there a difference between the newborn formula of this detergent compared to the regular dreft?

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