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Comparing Baby and Toddler Laundry Detergents: Heritage Park vs. Le Blanc and Noodle & Boo

All parents want the very best for their new baby. And that means carefully choosing what’s in your baby’s world, from selecting the safest crib and car seat to insisting on only pure, natural ingredients in everything from food and shampoo to laundry detergent. But when it comes to washing your baby’s clothes, bedding and toys, it’s not always easy to tell what makes a detergent both safe and effective. Not all high-end baby detergents are created equal, and simply paying more for a specific brand is no guarantee.

It all comes down to the ingredients. Are they safe? Do they clean well? Is the detergent a good value?

Here at Heritage Park, we are detergent experts. And we’re also parents. That’s why we made Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Laundry Detergent to tackle tough baby stains while being gentle on delicate baby skin. As we say in our Product stewardship guidelines, we are totally transparent about our ingredients; how our detergent is made; and the safety of our product. We are a premium baby detergent and for good reason. We use only the highest quality, most effective, most gentle ingredients.

That’s why we welcome comparing Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Detergent with other premium baby laundry detergents. Today we’re going to take a close look at our product in comparison with two popular brands: Le Blanc Children’s Laundry Wash and Noodle & Boo Ultra-Safe Baby Laundry Detergent.

Comparing Baby and Toddler Laundry Detergents: Heritage Park vs. Le Blanc and Noodle & Boo

Le Blanc Children’s Laundry Wash

Le Blanc is a well-known prestige laundry care brand, so it is no surprise that the company would develop a children’s version of its popular detergents. According to the website, Le Blanc Children’s Laundry Wash is allergen-free with a soft baby powder scent. The detergent is made to be gentle on children’s clothing and linens but effectively remove stains including juice, baby formula, food, waste, and more. The formula is pH neutral, biodegradable and allergen free, but with no outside testing; it is also cruelty free but, again, without outside certification.

Le Blanc Children’s Laundry Wash

These concerns are eclipsed by our larger issue with this product, which is its lengthy -- and chemical-filled -- ingredient list. Le Blanc Children’s Laundry Wash contains no natural cleaning enzymes, only chemical compounds. We imagine that a detergent with all these chemicals and cleaning agents would indeed be effective on any stain on baby clothes; our worry is that it absolutely has the potential to irritate a baby’s delicate skin. Moreover, the product contains both fragrance and optical brighteners, both of which can irritate skin and inflame allergies. Perhaps this is less of an issue with older children, but we would be very concerned about using this with babies and toddlers.

  • Made by leading prestige linen care brand, Le Blanc
  • Standard and HE
  • Made to be gentle on clothing, strong on stains
  • pH neutral, biodegradable, dye free
  • Claim allergen free but no outside verification
  • Claim cruelty free but no outside verification
  • Long ingredient list/lots of chemicals but no enzymes
  • Contains brighteners and fragrance which can irritate and trigger allergies

Noodle & Boo Ultra-Safe Baby Laundry Detergent

The Noodle & Boo company is a personal care, consumer/cleaning product, and lifestyle/gift brand founded with the mission of producing high-quality natural, holistic care products for children. The brand has extended into Home (candles, diffusers, room spray) and Laundry products.

Noodle & Boo Ultra-Safe Baby Laundry Detergent

The Ultra-Safe Baby Laundry Detergent is hypoallergenic and pediatrician tested; biodegradable and plant-based; and dye free. It has a short list of natural ingredients, which we like. However, it contains only two enzymes, which absolutely limits its effectiveness against all the different types of stains babies and toddlers make. Noodle & Boo Ultra-Safe Baby Laundry Detergent also contains fragrance, which is a possible irritant. We are not certain whether it is pH neutral; the company also does not specify any outside specification for its cruelty-free claims. In general, we think this is a good detergent, but it does not contain enough enzymes for us to say it is as effective as it should be.

  • Made by a personal care company dedicated to natural ingredients/sensitive skin
  • Standard and HE
  • Hypoallergenic and pediatrician tested
  • Dye free
  • Short list of plant-based ingredients
  • Only TWO enzymes
  • Contains fragrance
  • Unsure of pH
  • Claims of cruelty free not outside verified

Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Detergent

As we said earlier, many of us on the Heritage Park team are parents. We understand firsthand how messy babies and toddlers can get. We also know that harsh detergents can irritate and inflame a baby’s delicate skin, while the typical “gentle” or “baby” detergent formulas don’t get the job done. With all of our experience in the field, we knew we could create a formula that could clean effectively, tackle tough stains and odors, and protect babies’ delicate skin.

As it turns out, the answer is in the enzymes! Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Detergent contains a proprietary blend of five powerful cleaning enzymes that effectively break down and tackle all types of baby stains, including formula, breast milk, food, biological stains, and diaper residue. Learn more about how enzymes work here and more about our proprietary enzyme blend here.

Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Detergent

Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Laundry Detergent is also a pH neutral, third party lab tested to be a hypoallergenic formula that is pediatrician and dermatologist approved; free from dyes, harsh toxins, chemicals and brighteners; and completely fragrance free. The only scent is the natural, clean scent left-behind by our plant-based ingredients. Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Detergent is a concentrated formula that works in all temperatures; is completely biodegradable; and is safe for septic and greywater systems. Our detergent is cruelty-free; we’ve taken the extra step of being independently certified by Leaping Bunny as not using animal testing through any phase of production. (Although we do tend to use ourselves and our families as regular test subjects!). Our detergent is made in small batches for quality control and freshness with a short list of simple, natural ingredients that are safe, healthy, and effective. As a family-owned business headquartered in Connecticut, we’re here and happy to answer any questions you have; give us a call any time to speak to our owner or one of our team members.

  • Hypoallergenic, pediatrician and dermatologist approved
  • Standard and HE
  • FIVE enzyme blend for maximum cleaning power
  • Plant based ingredients
  • No harsh chemicals, dyes, or brighteners
  • Fragrance free and neutral pH
  • Biodegradable, septic/greywater safe
  • Water plus NINE simple ingredients
  • Independently certified cruelty free
  • Small batches for quality control and freshness
  • Family owned business headquartered in Connecticut

Your Best Pick: Heritage Park Baby and Toddler Laundry Detergent

Among these prestige baby laundry detergents, Heritage Park Baby and Toddler is the best value for your money in terms of effectiveness and safety. With a powerful blend of five-enzymes it out-cleans Noodle & Boo, which contains only two enzymes; it also contains a short list of plant-based ingredients, as opposed to the long list of chemical ingredients listed for Le Blanc Children’s Laundry Wash. We are also not sure why hypoallergenic detergents would contain fragrance at all. Our concentrated detergent formula is free from fragrance and harsh toxic chemicals. You can count on Heritage Park’s formula to clean your baby and children’s clothes effectively while protecting their sensitive skin from allergens and irritants. We are pediatrician and dermatologist approved, and safe for people, pets, and the planet.

If you have any questions, please give us a shout at 800-977-1841. We’re here to help.

 

Heritage Park
Baby and Toddler Detergent

Le Blanc
Children’s Laundry Detergent

Noodle & Boo
Ultra-Safe Baby Laundry Detergent

Size (ounces)

32 oz. 64 oz. 64 oz.

Price

$21.00 $36.00 (Amazon)

$28.00 (Amazon)

Loads per Bottle

24 loads for HE washer
16 loads for Traditional
32 loads 32 loads

Cost per Load

$0.87 (High-Efficiency washer)
$1.31 (Traditional washer)

$1.13 $0.88

Recommended Washing Temperature

Effective in all water temperatures including cold water -- --

Fragrance Free

Yes

No No

Allergies and Sensitive Skin

Hypoallergenic, pediatrician and dermatologist tested

Allergen free formula but no known testing Hypoallergenic and pediatrician tested

Environment

100% biodegradable, no harsh chemicals 100% biodegradable Biodegradable plant-based formula

Cruelty Free / No Animal Testing

Yes

Yes Yes

Third-Party Cruelty-Free Certification

Leaping Bunny -- --

# of Cleaning Enzymes

5 0 2

Neutral pH

Yes Yes --

Dye Free

Yes Yes Yes

Septic System or Greywater Safe

Yes Yes Yes

Made in the USA

Yes Yes Yes

Contains Optical Brighters and Additives

No Yes No

Bottle Label Lists All Ingredients?

Yes No Yes

Ingredients

10 Ingredients
Water
Ethoxylated alcohol
Sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate
Sodium cocoate
Lauramine oxide
Propanediol
Enzyme Blend
Sodium citrate
Sodium Benzoate
Sodium bicarbonate
24 Ingredients  
Water
Alkylphenol ethoxylate
Tetrasodium EDTA
Sodium Coco(Hydrogenated)Amphoacetate
Ethanol, 2-propoxy-
Sodium Sulfite
Dipropylene Glycol
Fluorescent Brightening Agent 28
Propylene Glycol
(7-(diethylamino) 4-methyl 2-benzopyrone)
Hedione
Hexyl Salicylate
Methyl Ionone
Ethylene glycol
Vanillin
Iso E Super
Vertofix Coeur
Dihydro Myrenol
Linalyl Acetate
Cyclamal
Exaltolide
Cyclohexyl Lactone
Ethylene Dodecanedioate
Amyl Salicylate
1,4 Dioxane
11 Ingredients  
Water
Decyl glucoside
Glycerin
Sodium oleate
Lauryl glucoside 
Sodium carbonate
Sodium gluconate
Carboxymethyl cellulose
Protease
Alpha-amylase
Fragrance

Heritage Park Laundry Essentials

At Heritage Park, caring for all types of linen and clothing is our passion. As lifelong collectors of luxury sheets and towels, we found that many commercially available "gentle detergents" either damaged our fabrics or didn't get the job done, leaving stains. We knew we could do better. So we developed a formula with the perfect balance of powerful -- yet safe -- ingredients designed to remove tough, set-in stains while remaining gentle on luxury linens. Please connect with us at (800) 977-1841 or visit our store or email us with any product feedback or cleaning questions.

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