What do you use to clean your diapers?
Majaliwa - posted on 03/01/2010
I did a ton of research on this and compiled a list of which diaper detergents do not contain enzymes, brighteners, dyes, fragrances, softeners or bleach. AND are recommended by the major cloth diaper manufacturers. It's broken out by which are best for HE washers vs. top load washers.
Jenifer - posted on 02/23/2010
I use Vinegar as the fabric softener on all my clothes and you can not smell it, if you use a scented laundry soap you smell the laundry soap and if you use unscented, then it just smells clean. I also use vinegar to clean my house, kitchen, bathroom and everything. You can only smell it when it's wet, once it is wiped up or dries, I can not smell it.
C - posted on 02/23/2010
I dry pail and wash about twice a week. I put them into the washer at night with cold water to soak. I use about half the detergent I would normally use and also add a small squirt dawn liquid dish soap. We tend to use Purex hypoallergenic for all our laundry. I then run it in the morning and do a second short wash cycle using hot water and a downy ball with vinegar for the rinse cycle. Vinegar helps with the ammonia smells, is a gentle whitener and fabric softener.
Hannah - posted on 02/15/2010
I use Maggie's Soap Nuts. I use it for all my laundry. It's nice cuz it's all natural, low sudzing, and leaves no residue. You literally toos the nuts in your laundry! I use those and 1 big scoop of baking soda to get the stink out- run a cold rinse, then add another scoop of baking soda and run a full hot wash.
Jan - posted on 02/14/2010
We use liquid tide HE, it has ensymem in it so it can irritate some babies but for us we don't have much choice, my DH has a really bad alergy to detergents, his throat will close up, so it's really not worth it for us to try anything else.
Jenny - posted on 02/13/2010
We were using charlie's soap, but I think that may have been what was causing some of the rashes for my older son, so we switched to allen's naturally. I like it alot so far, but I've only used it a couple of times. I like that it takes so little to clean. I used two teaspoons in the first load of diapers and it took me three full cycles of no detergent to rinse it out (i.e. no bubbles in the rinse). So the next one I only used one teaspoon and it worked fine. :) At that rate, my gallon is going to last forever. :) Happy me.
Erica - posted on 02/11/2010
Here are links to 2 great charts rating detergents for use with cloth diapers. We are currently trying Nature Clean and it seems to be so far so good.
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