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Laundry detergent is one of those things that few people really pay attention to. However, a baby’s skin is very sensitive compared to an adult’s, and some regular detergents might be too strong and lead to rashes. If you’ve noticed a redness developing on your little one’s skin, it might be time to switch to a baby-specific product. As good as new! Laundry detergents for babies are formulated to avoid skin irritation and allergic reactions by replacing harsh cleaning agents (such as phosphates, optical cleaners, and bleaches) with more delicate ones. Also, they’re designed to be especially effective in removing common stains specific to babies, especially spilled baby formula and the results of small bathroom accidents. Most feature a delicate scent to keep clothes smelling fresh, but there are also detergents that are scent-free to avoid any skin reactions. At the moment, all of the baby-specific laundry detergents in Vietnam are imported from neighbouring countries, such as Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines. There are no regulations in place as to the standards that these products have to meet, so sticking to reliable brands is very important. Some of the better brands are presented in the table below, along with a short description of their products: Name & Origin Features Avg. Price (VND) Arau (Japan) Natural soap and scent derived from herbal and fruit extracts Mildly alkaline pH Special formula leaves fabric soft 230,000 (800 ml) D-Nee (Thailand) Certified hypoallergenic (France) Neutral pH and colour free powder, sterilized Softens clothes 110,000 (1000 ml) Farlin (Taiwan) Natural plant formula Non-phosphorous, non-fluorescent Lightly scented 145,000 (1000 ml) Kodomo (Japan) pH-balanced Tested to meet International Dermatological Standards Formulated to remove milk, food, urine, and faecal stains 275,000 (3000 ml) Pigeon (Japan) No artificial colours Non-phosphorous, non-fluorescent Natural plant extract formula 130,000 (800 ml)