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Old 02-12-2014, 07:34 AM   #1
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Hello All! I am just about to prep all of my diapers and finding it hard to settle on a detergent that will work. I have a combination of TotsBots, BG, Twinkie Tush, Goodmama, BSRB, GMD, Thirsties, SBish, Blueberry, GroVia, and Kissas. I was going to go with Tide Original Powder but hearing mixed reviews. My nearest "baby" store is 3 hours ago and have no "all-natural" stores for miles to come, so it has to be something that I can get locally at Target. So what will clean all of these diapers and not make then stinky? TIA (I am a new mom to be with our first child)!

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We use regular tide powder up to line 2 for days worth of diapers. This is what has worked for us for over a year with hard water and a FLer. I do need to do a cold quick wash last to rinse out all the detergent, but if I use less detergent I get stink.

If you bought new then be aware that tide will void the warranty on some diapers (while some companies recommend it). Check specific company websites for that info though. To me clean diapers and a rash free baby was more important than a warranty.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: Detergents

Been CDing 6 years and I tried all the "recommended" detergent and it was a horrible experience. I now use and love Tide (and I am ALLERGIC to Tide but it works the best so I just deal with that)
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We use regular tide powder up to line 2 for days worth of diapers. This is what has worked for us for over a year with hard water and a FLer. I do need to do a cold quick wash last to rinse out all the detergent, but if I use less detergent I get stink. If you bought new then be aware that tide will void the warranty on some diapers (while some companies recommend it). Check specific company websites for that info though. To me clean diapers and a rash free baby was more important than a warranty.
I always think about this... How is the company going to know what type of detergent you use unless you tell them?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:30 AM   #5
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Been CDing 6 years and I tried all the "recommended" detergent and it was a horrible experience. I now use and love Tide (and I am ALLERGIC to Tide but it works the best so I just deal with that)
This except I use Arm and Hammer or All. i use the recommended amount to clean diapers that are saturated in human waste. No stink, no ammonia, no build up EVER in over 4 years of cloth diapering once I stopped with the "CD safe detergents that said use 2Tbsp for a full load"
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Like others have said, I too tried "safe" detergents, but the only one that has worked consistently in the various places we have lived (including overseas in an extremely hard water area) was Tide powder. We've moved again and now I have a fl, so I am using the liquid. But I'm pretty sure I will be switching back to the powder when I go back to the store.
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Mainstream detergent is the way to go! We use Tide powder and have never had problems. Use whatever you would like.
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I'd start with whatever you know works on your regular laundry. Water quality varies so much that there's no real way to tell without trying it yourself. What works for me with our ridiculously soft water may not work for you.

But FWIW, Tide is the only thing that has consistently worked for us. And only powder. The liquid just refuses to rinse out.
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I always think about this... How is the company going to know what type of detergent you use unless you tell them?
Haha ya I wonder the same thing
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