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Old 12-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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You can use the same detergent on everything, and you might have to experiment a little to find the right one.

There's a myth here that "mainstream" detergent means Tide or All or whatnot. This comes from misinterpreting a Wazoodle article about using mainstream versus boutique detergent.

That article says a "mainstream" detergent has water softeners and builders, and the boutique detergents it mentions aren't detergent but soap.

I have tried dozens of detergents and only Country Save works for us. Country Save has builders and water softeners and other ingredients common to "mainstream" detergents, it just doesn't have petroleum by product, fragrance, phosphates, dyes, fabric softener, optical brighters, and stuff like that.

When I used Tide and others, I got buildup and stains and difficulty rinsing. This was in many types of water and washers all over the country. And I keep buying FSOT diapers from Tide users that are stained... A wash with Country Save takes the stains out and reveals hidden stink, and makes the diapers absorb better.

Just our experience. Tide and other store brands work for some, but I see a trend here lately where people tell newbies they need name brands for diapers.

Country Save is super cheap on Amazon, I hear.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #12
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Nope not at all. That's just an old myth. Use whatever works. I use Tide Free powder.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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I started out using Charlie's soap on just diapers and tide (whatever one had a good scent at the time) on the rest of my laundry. With Charlie's soap that defeats the alleged purpose (build up on washer supposedly). I currently use Charlie's soap on all my laundry. I find it works best across all my laundry and it was just by chance. Love that stuff. I don't think it matters too much, but I'd definitely leave out fabric softener!
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I hear so many issues on the cd detergent so just use what u use on other stuff.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #15
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Re: Is cloth diaper detergent necessary?

What about the pul covers it won't hurt them? Or do you need a enzyme free detergent?
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Use whatever works
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #17
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Re: Is cloth diaper detergent necessary?

Oh another question what fabric softeners can be used?
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:22 PM   #18
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Oh another question what fabric softeners can be used?
Ecover is one a lot of people use on their diapers.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:24 PM   #19
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Re: Is cloth diaper detergent necessary?

Thank you both for answering me
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And as far as detergent goes we are Tide users here too.

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