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K.D. 12-09-2012 08:36 PM

How much detergent?
 
DD has a very bad rash...I think it is ammonia burn. We use Nellie‘s and have shared laundry. We use Purex free and clear normally so I was thinking of trying it. How much should I use? We have mostly fitteds in our stash.

Thank you!

janeen0225 12-09-2012 08:51 PM

Re: How much detergent?
 
Here's what I do. Be warned -- my philosophy is lots of detergent and lots of rinsing. My water is probably medium in terms of hardness.

I add vinegar to the first prewash to help break down the ammonia salts. I add the maximum amount of free & clear detergent plus a full scoop of oxyclean to the long, hot wash with an extra rinse. I have a front loader and do all of that with no spin.

Finally, I give it one more quick cycle (not just rinse) on cold with spins to rinse the heck out of it.

AZmommy 12-09-2012 09:02 PM

Re: How much detergent?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by janeen0225 (Post 16024747)
Here's what I do. Be warned -- my philosophy is lots of detergent and lots of rinsing. My water is probably medium in terms of hardness.

I add vinegar to the first prewash to help break down the ammonia salts. I add the maximum amount of free & clear detergent plus a full scoop of oxyclean to the long, hot wash with an extra rinse. I have a front loader and do all of that with no spin.

Finally, I give it one more quick cycle (not just rinse) on cold with spins to rinse the heck out of it.

I feel very similar to the bolded. I believe its far better to use the full reccomended amount or even a bit more and have to rinse more than to sue soo little it "rinses" clean but doesn't actually get the gunk out.
My rouninue is similar but a bit simplier

Prewash- nothing or around 1/4 cup bleach
long hot wash with Targets pristine clean detergent to the 4 line about 1/2 cap.. including extra rinse
warm quick wash to finish rinsing

Deanna

srw.mutter 12-09-2012 09:57 PM

Re: How much detergent?
 
I would use whatever the detergent recommended amount is.

simplykarenp 12-10-2012 12:29 AM

Re: How much detergent?
 
I use liquid Purex free and clear. I do a overnight soak with oxi clean, then I wash in the morning. The next wash I use the full amount of detergent. And then another quick wash to rinse everything out. It seems to be working great for us. But I am only 3 weeks into cding

badmisterkitty 12-10-2012 09:32 AM

Re: How much detergent?
 
Bleach. to kill the bacteria. Then the full amount of detergent.


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