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Old 10-27-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Tide vs. Dreft?

Hey ladies,

Okay, so i'm back to Tide, i just bought some! But I stood in the aisle for about 10 minutes in Target checking out the trillion varieties of Tide!!! I've also heard lots of people saying they used Dreft with success.

I bought some Tide (Total care, Essentials w/ Lilac) and also the Target version of Dreft. All were liquids.

So I was looking for feedback on these, how much to use, and whether people had less rashes with Dreft? I have an old TL, middle of the road water.

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Re: Tide vs. Dreft?

Dreft has fabric softeners in it and wouldn't make a good cd detergent.
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Re: Tide vs. Dreft?

funny, I've heard many people lately tell me they used Dreft w/ success! I wonder if it's really any worse than Tide ??
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Re: Tide vs. Dreft?

I've never heard of anyone using Dreft for CDs with success.

I use Charlies, but if I were going to try Tide, I'd try to get the most basic one I could (F&C or plain-jane Tide) - no frou-frou scents. I think the original Tide is supposed to be best but I've seen lots of scrambling on these boards lately as apparently it's no longer easy to find.
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Re: Tide vs. Dreft?

well, id' get the basic if it didn't make my girls rashy. I used regular powdered mountain breeze for 15 months with no issues but had trouble with ultra.
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So I have been having major stink issues with Tide, Purex and Arm & Hammer. I switched to Dreft and my problem seems to be gone.

I went on the Dreft site and read some FAQs a few months ago and remember reading that you should use more Dreft for diapers. Well I got the ultra and use up to like two and so far I am very happy.

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So I have been having major stink issues with Tide, Purex and Arm & Hammer. I switched to Dreft and my problem seems to be gone.

I went on the Dreft site and read some FAQs a few months ago and remember reading that you should use more Dreft for diapers. Well I got the ultra and use up to like two and so far I am very happy.

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I hope you aren't using any synthetic fabrics!
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Re: Tide vs. Dreft?

i've used dreft for over 4 years with no issues with my diapers, not even with the synthetics. where did you read it has fabric softener in it, the ingredients on the label don't disclose this? We have eczema here and even though everywhere in the diapering community everyone says to use unscented and organic type detergents I get nothing but stink and rashes from using every organic detergent i've tried. I have a top loader and hard water, the dreft rinses very easily and for us at least its one of the few detergents that doesn't cause rash. The original tide worked okay for my older son but when they switched to the ultra I just can't seem to get a clean diaper from it. I've pretty much exclusively used dreft with my youngest. I've always wondered why it gets such a bad rap
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I have come to the conclusion that there are several cd detergents and some main stream ones also that work fine for cloth diapers. The trick is finding the one that works well with your water. That might also include the entire wash routine. JMHO, though
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i've used dreft for over 4 years with no issues with my diapers, not even with the synthetics. where did you read it has fabric softener in it, the ingredients on the label don't disclose this? We have eczema here and even though everywhere in the diapering community everyone says to use unscented and organic type detergents I get nothing but stink and rashes from using every organic detergent i've tried. I have a top loader and hard water, the dreft rinses very easily and for us at least its one of the few detergents that doesn't cause rash. The original tide worked okay for my older son but when they switched to the ultra I just can't seem to get a clean diaper from it. I've pretty much exclusively used dreft with my youngest. I've always wondered why it gets such a bad rap
http://jilliansdrawers.com/newtocloth/washingcloth
"Do not use any baby detergents such as Dreft, since they contain fabric softeners."


http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.co...entchoices.htm

Just google- there is lots more info about it- apparently you aren't supposed to wash baby clothes in it either because it take away the flame retardant quality of some fabrics.

The problem is that fabric softeners make stay dry material repel and your diapers will start to leak because instead of absorbing the liquid will just run out the sides.
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