I stopped using ALL fabric softeners, oh, probably about a year ago, as an experiment -I thought it might be affecting difficult child - she has sensitive skin and gets mild excema, unexplained mild rashes, a rash from the sun, etc. I still don't know for sure if it had anything to do with it or not, but her "sun rash" was almost non-existent last summer (except for when we went to the beach, and she also ate red dye then went out in the sun).
But, I started using it again about 3 months ago, and she started getting odd rashes that come and go. Never bad or long enough to see the doctor. about. She also had a bout of strep about the same time, so it's hard for me to say if the fabric softener had anything to do with it.
I'm at the point where it seems like most chemicals have a bad effect on her, so I'd like to quit using fabric softener again, since it's relatively easy to eliminate that (as opposed to shampoo and things like that).
Problem is, one of her big problems is clothes not being right, and static cling is a definite "not right" !! Refuses to wear her PJs if they're the slightest bit clingy, and they're too "stiff" if I hang them up to dry! Any suggestions?