I've had really great luck with Purex Free and Clear. The diapers come clean and odor free. I do still throw in some baking soda or vinegar on a regular basis, just to boost odor-fighting (baking soda) and disinfecting (vinegar). We've also found that if they're still a bit "soapy" an extra rinse cycle helps get rid of the bubbles.
Jenny - posted on 04/07/2010
I have used charlie's soap for most of the two and a half years of cloth, but I started getting stink in our top loader with hard water, so I switched to allens...but my baby seems to be sensitive to it...gets a rash every time I use it...even with lots of extra rinses....sigh...so it's back to charlie's soap, but we've moved to a different state and I haven't noticed much stink, so maybe that resolved it....hope so.
Jenifer - posted on 04/05/2010
I started using Tide Free for my FuzziBunz, but noticed a stink issue, I switched to Gain. it resolved for a while and then came back, I stripped all my diapers, then I switched to Arm and Hammer Free, and stink has been creeping back, so i will give Nellie's a try, most of mine have been washed once in it, but only time will tell, big issue for me is I do a diaper service so sometimes the diapers sit for two or three days or the dad will forget them for a week... and I have rust and sulphur in my water, i do have a water softener which helps, I am hoping Nellie's works with my water. :-)
Marie - posted on 04/04/2010
I live in Vancouver, BC and there is one specifically made for our soft water called "Vancouver Only" I find that it is AMAZING on my daughters cloth diapers and our laundry. No residue build up, no scent, laundry smells fresh, so if you know of anyone or if you yourself are from the Vancouver area I highly recommend it.
M - posted on 04/01/2010
My favorite is Country Save. But here is a list of other top recommended brands that are approved by cloth diaper manufacturers. The list breaks out which ones are best for HE washers vs. top loading washers.
A new one that a lot of people rave about is Rockin' Green Soap. They make special formulas for people with hard water and soft water. I didn't like it much but a lot of people seem to love it. It hasn't been tested yet by all diaper manufacturers so you won't find it on this list.
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