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Old 12-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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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

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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Re: How much detergent?

I would use whatever the detergent recommended amount is.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #5
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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
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #6
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Bleach. to kill the bacteria. Then the full amount of detergent.
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