Re: Hard water
Lots of mamas CD with hard water. It's just a little more difficult to find a good wash routine because hard water makes it harder for the detergent to work well. I was never able to get any of the "CD safe/natural" detergents to work in our hard water. They just didn't get them clean enough because they lack the cleaning power that commercial detergents have (suffacants and enzymes.) Our first successful detergent was original Tide. When they changed formulas to the Ultra Tide it didn't clean as well for us anymore, so I switched to Gain and now that is working well for us. I've also found it's important to get our diapers clean to use HOT water when washing. The diapers get cleaner and smell better than when I wash in warm water.