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Old 08-19-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
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Questions about using Dawn in Diaper wash?

I have posted about this a couple of other places with no response so I am starting a thread just for it.

-What is the reason for using Dawn? What does it do? How do you know it works?

- How much EXACTLY is a squirt?

-Do you use it with your regular wash routine and detergent?

-Do you just use it by itself?

-How often do you use it?

-Why is blue Dawn better?


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Old 08-19-2006, 04:35 AM   #2
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Re: Questions about using Dawn in Diaper wash?

I have used dawn a couple of times for my pockets. After my son had been sick they just didn't smell right and since I have colored fleece inners I didn't want to risk oxyclean or bleach.

Many sites recommend using dawn to strip diapers so that's what I did. I used the blue original dawn, and used 1 teaspoon for the full load of hot water. Ruth from SNAP-EZ has the process I followed on her web site.

Why dawn? From what I understand it's known for lifting greese from dishes so the theory is that it can remove residue from fleece too. I haven't used it on inserts, I find oxyclean or bleach if he's been sick work great!

After you've run a cycle with dawn, wash an additional time without soap with hot water, a cold rinse with vinagar and then a final cold wash. Your diapers will smell clean! No other smell at all.

Good luck!
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