A baby laundry product has a high concentration of detergent and so can help prevent baby crying.
A study from Australian researchers found that baby washing products were equally effective as baby formula in preventing crying.
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“In the first year of life, the human body makes a lot of messes, it produces a lot, and so in terms of what’s going to be cleaned out of your baby’s body, detergent does really well,” Dr Jennifer C. Schulze, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Adelaide, told ABC Radio Adelaide.
“And so that’s where you can get some of the extra benefit from a detergent.”
Researchers from the University at Albany in New York looked at baby washing brandy as a potential treatment for crying.
The researchers said detergent was less effective at preventing baby crying, but the combination of baby shampoo and baby soap was more effective.
The study showed the detergent also had similar effectiveness in preventing baby wetting and also in preventing infant crying.
“What we found is that baby shampoo actually helps with babies crying,” Dr Schulzed said.
“But it doesn’t work so well as baby soap.”
So we’re looking at whether detergent helps at preventing crying and also at preventing wetting of the infant, so there’s an opportunity there to look at it in combination with baby shampoo.
“Dr Schulzing said the combination was very promising.”
We do see some benefit with baby soap, and that’s what we’re hoping to see in the future, but there’s not a lot yet.
“She said she had also heard of a product that can be used as a wash and it might work in some cases.
The ABC contacted Dr Schullze’s office for comment.
The research was published in the journal Pediatrics.