what detergent

Jenny - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )




We are going to be staying with my parents and they have a front loader. What detergents are good to use? We have charlie's soap right now, but I think my son may be reacting to it...he's had rashes galore...so we are thinking of trying allen's naturally. Any tips or ideas? thanks.


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Ivy - posted on 01/17/2010




Country Save
You can use charlies just use it on everything. Some kids have issues with Charlies when you use a different detergent for everythign else. Some hwo they mix together and kids can get a rash. We have used Charlies in the past with great success. I just prefer country save best.

Pauline - posted on 01/09/2010




Love the Allen's Naturally! I've been using it since day 1 for my 8 week old and no rashes. It may seem expensive, but one gallon lasts a long time since you don't need to use a whole lot. I use it for my diapers and all my baby's laundry.

Goldie - posted on 01/08/2010




I make my own with Borax, Washing Soda, and Fels Naptha. Works fine in front loaders, is super cheap!

Audry - posted on 01/07/2010




I love crunchy clean detergent! I tried many others and always had buildup issues and had to strip. Never had a problem with crunchy clean.

Thrisha - posted on 01/06/2010




I have a front loader and I use 1 part baking soda, 1 part oxygen cleaner, and 1 pat borax. I do a cold soak 1st. Then I do a hot heavy wash with about 1 TBS of wash solution and viniger in fabric softener section. Works geat good luck finding what works for you.

Tessa - posted on 01/06/2010




I use Planet liquid detergent. You can get it in regular or high efficiencey as well as liquid or powder. I ordered it from Amazon and they shipped it for free.

Sarah - posted on 01/06/2010




I use Allens Naturally and love it. It can be used for a front loader, you just use less of it. It is expensive, one gallon costs about $45, but I have now been using the same bottle for 15 months and it is not even half gone (I only use it for diapers and I wash my diapers every 3 days. For a front loader you only use 1/4 ounce, so the gallon lasts a LONG time.) Never had a problem with diaper rash (my girls occassionally get one, usually related to diet, not to detergent.) I recently started adding a few drops of tea tree oil to the wash and that really helps to make them seem and smell extra clean.

Sheena - posted on 01/06/2010




I use charlies soap and like it. One time my son had a bad rash so I did some research on it. Do you use the charlies for all your washing or just the diapers. With Charlies you have to exclusively use it for everything washed in your washer or rashes can occur..don't ask how that happens. I had been switching detergents for different washings. Also, I learned you need to use another oxy type detergent with it to kill the bacteria. I use a squirt of the charlies and a scoop of oxy sun detergent and things have been fine. Your son might be reacting to the charlies, but it is so mild that I would be surprised. I am not sure about a front loader. I know they require different detergents, but not sure the guidelines.

Sylvia - posted on 01/05/2010




i used any laundry soap just double rinsed every thing and my boys were allergic to disposable diapers

Naomi - posted on 01/04/2010




my mom has a front loader, but extremely hard water as well. we use a completely different detergent when visiting her, in fact, I have a corner with my items there:
calgon (water softener)

1st wash on cold, delicate cycle with both added
2nd wash on hot, heavy duty cycle with both added + extra rinse

Laura - posted on 01/04/2010




Honestly I know its not the most natural thing but I use Oxyclean powder. Its basically just hydrogen peroxide so it does well in warm or hot water but it leaves no smell whatsoever.

Hannah - posted on 01/03/2010




I use Maggie's Soap Nuts- they are the fruit of the Soapberry tree. Totally natural- you literaly put the fruit into your washer! I've had great sucess with it (I have ecxema), and it does not leave any residue on cloth diapers. You can buy it at MaggiesPureLand.com

You can even buy a sample of them for $5- should get you 5-10 loads out of it.

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