What do you use to clean your diapers?

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Gemma - posted on 03/01/2010

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When my LO was in diapers i used ecover liquid (non-bio) but also added a few drops of tea tree oil and this is antibacterial and a splash of white vinegar as this freshens up the whole wash.

Majaliwa - posted on 03/01/2010

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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.

http://www.pootersdiapers.com/Recommende...

Julie - posted on 02/24/2010

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I use Green line...Workd great and is affordable. I also used and like Allens naturally.

Leanne - posted on 02/24/2010

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I just ordered "Kaley's Soap Nuts", so we will have to see how that goes. :)

Jenifer - posted on 02/23/2010

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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.

Bonnie - posted on 02/23/2010

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I use Tide Free on all my kid's stuff, liquid or powder. They have sensitive skin, so they need a gentle fragrance free formula, but Tide really gets the stains out. I also the diapers in hot water, it gets the smell out.

C - posted on 02/23/2010

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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.

Ariel - posted on 02/22/2010

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I use Ecos HE and have never had a problem with smell or absorbency. I also wash diapers on the "Whitest Whites" cycle with an extra rinse.

Helena - posted on 02/20/2010

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I rinse, then when the pail gets full, soak overnight in water with a couple squirts of bac-out by biokleen. Gentle on fabric and earth friendly, uses enzymes. Next morning drain and wash with a squirt of dawn.

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Im curious do the clothes smell of vinegar after ive heard of it before an been tempted to try it but i wasnt sure about the smell.

Tammy - posted on 02/19/2010

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I use detergent and 1/2 cup vinegar but i have heard rockingreen is really good so i bought some the other day, waiting for it to arrive now.

Jody - posted on 02/19/2010

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I use vinegar in the diaper pail while the diapers soak, and then wash them in Borax with a little Baby Soft and give them an extra water rinse.

Sierra - posted on 02/19/2010

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What I use for my diapers and really on all of my sons clothes is white vingar with a small amount of detergent. The vingar kills any germs and seems to get the clothes cleaner.

Lauren - posted on 02/17/2010

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We use regular Tide (2X)...only about 1/2 way up to the "1" line for a full load. Works great for us and haven't had any issues.

Jaime - posted on 02/17/2010

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We use Rockin' Green and LOVE it. I've also used Ecover and it is great as well.

Joanne - posted on 02/16/2010

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I use Charlie's Soap. I had no idea some people had allergic reactions to it. We have no problems, thank goodness...because we finally just bought the 5 gallon bucket. We are committed to Charlie's for a while :)

Tatiana - posted on 02/16/2010

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I use charlie's soap, and I love it it lasts a long time, and we have not had any problems, we nuy itthrough Amazon,

Hannah - posted on 02/15/2010

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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

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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.

Kelly - posted on 02/14/2010

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I actually use powdered tide. I've never had a problem with it in 19 months of use. I do also have mostly prefolds and covers a few fitteds that I made and 4 pockets.

Jenny - posted on 02/13/2010

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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.

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