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Old 07-09-2011, 11:26 AM   #11
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We used the Ultra Plus (w/o softner) from Sears. It's cheap, works like a charm and you can get it locally. Last time I bought it on sale it was $15 for 180 loads. I have used it for years with no stink and never once stripped

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There are good reviews about the Thirsties detergent, look on their site.
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I'm sorry mama that's frustrating. I was wondering though, what made you think it was a detergent issue alone? I'm not saying it's not but could it be yeast or a fabric sensitivity? Or maybe even your LO needs breathable fabrics. Did you notice anything that made it better? Did she ever clear up with some air time or coverless? If RnG was working in every other way I would go back to it and see if it was something else since you seemed to have traded one set of problems for another.
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The rash is not all over the entire diaper areas so I don't think it's the suedecloth lining on the BG diapers, although I did suspect that. From what I have read suedeclth reactions usually look like the diaper is still on when it's not. This rash is mostly around the evacuation area and spreads out. I think it is the detergent because even with tons of air it only gets mildly better.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #16
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I would try using whatever you normally use on your clothes. You might want to strip first with a good hot wash w/ a bit of bleach to kill any germs and help get rid of any residue. Start fresh and then just wash like you normally wash clothes and add an extra rinse. You may or may not find that a dab of bleach in every wash or every few washes helps keep problems away. I truly think all the complicated wash routines and "safe" detergents are the root cause of so many posts each day about stinkies/rash, etc. I've been CDing for 7 years and active on multiple parenting forums, yet I didn't notice that many posts regarding rashes and stinkies until the suggestions started getting so complicated and manufacturers started requiring you to only use fancy detergents and stand on your head while you wash!

Personally I like Tide free & gentle (NOT the Ultra powder) either the original powder or the liquid. I'm switching over to Costco's generic liquid version of it because thats what I want to use on my regular laundry. I'm a big believer in keeping wash routines simple and not stressing about detergents. I'm also naughty probably because I use bleach in every diaper load! I use about 1/4c in a big toploader and then follow up with a vinegar rinse in the fabric softener cup to neutralize the bleach and rinse out any detergent residue. Our diapers are buttery soft like new, no wear issues, almost no staining, no rashes, no stinkies. Even my 3yo can wear hemp at night and it smells like just pee in the morning. Actually our diapers look WAY better than the year I spent fighting with natural detergents and doing 57 washes to get the stinkies out.
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Is it bumpy too or just red?
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:04 PM   #19
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@nonipie - It's just red. There are some reddish spots in the crease between her thigh and bum sometimes too, but those come and go.
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I would try All f&c honestly. its what is working for us right now. The only problem with Tide Original is that they stopped making it and only make the ultra, and I dont have time for a city wide detergent search!
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