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Old 03-18-2008, 02:28 PM   #31
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I always used plain old Tide on our Fuzzi Bunz and Happy Heinies.. And we never had a moment's problem. Maybe we just lucked out?
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:14 PM   #32
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Agh! I was hoping that there'd be one or two "perfect" detergents that were good for the environment and good for CDing. (We are *very* new to CD.) That would make it so much easier on me.

And what about Bac-Out Stain & Odor Eliminator? One of my cding friends swears by it?
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:22 PM   #33
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Agh! I was hoping that there'd be one or two "perfect" detergents that were good for the environment and good for CDing. (We are *very* new to CD.) That would make it so much easier on me.

And what about Bac-Out Stain & Odor Eliminator? One of my cding friends swears by it?
Is Bac-Out like an Oxy-Clean? I've heard of people using that only.

Allen's Naturally has a solid rep. Contrary to the statement on the op's link that none of the detergent has a diaper logo on it, the last time I looked at that box $20/75 loads, it did have a cloth diaper logo on it. I've used the Trader Joe's (despite the optical brighteners) diluted with huge amounts of washing soda and Borax to make it cheaper and Purex Free and Clear. They both seem fine, but, if I don't run the second rinse, I get an occasional reaction still.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:24 PM   #34
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Bac-Out is an enzyme cleaner. If it doesn't rinse completely out, it will eat the baby's skin.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:53 AM   #35
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Bac-Out is an enzyme cleaner. If it doesn't rinse completely out, it will eat the baby's skin.
Good to know.

I'll have to check out Allen's Naturally. Thanks TwoKids!
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:06 AM   #36
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has anyone used the natural laundry det. recipe for washing CD's?
No, I haven't. I would be interested to know if someone has though.
I was hoping I could find one here
I love Nellies soap though! Only thing I cant find it where I live now so I will have to order it. Its works great on our sensitive skin.
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:43 PM   #37
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What about homemade kind. I make my own soap. Its just Washing Soda, Borax and Fels Naptha laundry soap. I only use 2 tbs to wash clothes. It cleans better then any stuff you buy at the store. It doesn't give my sensative ezcema kids a rash at all.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:58 PM   #38
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Just to clear up some of the confusion regarding All Free and Clear - the version sold only in military commissaries is free of optical brighteners and works fine for diapers. The new military field uniforms, with fabrics computer designed to camouflage even when the enemy uses night vision equipment, lose that ability when detergents with optical brighteners are used on them. So some companies now offer a version of their detergent especially for the military.

Just in case anyone was wondering why there is more than one listing for the same thing.
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Just to clear up some of the confusion regarding All Free and Clear - the version sold only in military commissaries is free of optical brighteners and works fine for diapers. The new military field uniforms, with fabrics computer designed to camouflage even when the enemy uses night vision equipment, lose that ability when detergents with optical brighteners are used on them. So some companies now offer a version of their detergent especially for the military.

Just in case anyone was wondering why there is more than one listing for the same thing.
I was wondering why the military had special detergent. thanks.

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We use planet. I love that stuff!
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Anyone use Mountain Green? http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_...oducts_id=1012
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:02 AM   #42
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I have been using ecos for both loundry and diapers. Now it looks like it's the wrong choice :/

what's wrong with it?

I mean even free and clear is marked with a red star :/
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:02 PM   #43
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We've had wonderful luck with Maggie's Soap Nuts Liquid. It's the only thing that doesn't make my super sensitive DD break out in a nasty rash.
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I always used plain old Tide on our Fuzzi Bunz and Happy Heinies.. And we never had a moment's problem. Maybe we just lucked out?
possible not our rashes leaky diaper issues and stink issues STOPPED when we quit with the so called diaper safe detergents stopped with the massive rinses and micrscopic amounts of detergent and starting just using tide adding more and just washing and not over thinking things..
So far with this one I've been using a full scoop of tide washing hot heavy cycle no prerinse ect jsut the standard extra rinse the washer does automatically and machine drying so far zero rash zero build up zero stains zero stink... I also use A&D ointments with fleece lined CDs with no isses.. If I have issues I'll change thigns but so far.

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Old 05-10-2010, 11:26 PM   #45
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Thanks for this! One thing I've learned on my CD journey is to check with the manufacturer of the diaper for what they recommend. I bought two types of CD (prefolds and expensive pocket diapers). The woman who sold me the prefolds highly recommended one type of detergent, and after months of using it, I found that the pocket diaper company said not to use it on their diapers. I'm pretty sure I did some damage to those expensive pocket diapers...the liners lost their softness. I've settled on Country Save, which is ok for both types and is pretty inexpensive on Amazon-- free shipping and they send enough in one order to last our family about a year!
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