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Old 04-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
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Also stripping with Dawn won't help unless you have a greasy/oily buildup- you need RLR to draw out all the extra detergent that is in your diapers and start fresh

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #22
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Re: If you used to use Tide Original...

I thought free in clear detergents were bad. I will have to look for the ALL. Are you using liquid or powder?
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Re: If you used to use Tide Original...

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Yes- we have hard hard water and I was about 18 diapers at a time. I do wash- with 2nd half wash and then an extra rinse and spin, I have a Samsung front loader. All from start to finish it takes 1 hr 40 mins. Oh and I do a rinse no spin first to weight down the load do it gives extra water.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #24
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Re: If you used to use Tide Original...

Tide liquid is still original. It didn't change so it's available everywhere.



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I'm still using Tide original. I stockpiled it. I probably have enough to last through CDing every kid I ever have (and we're planning on having a litter)!
I don't want to be a downer....but detergent expires. I called Tide directly and talked to them. Even sealed in package and stored in a cool, dry place, it has a shelf life of 6-12 monhts before it breaks down and cleans less effectively.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:32 PM   #25
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Re: If you used to use Tide Original...

i hear everyone talking about tide original liquid, but i don't see it anywhere. All i see is Tide ultra 2x liquid. Where are you finding it?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #26
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Re: If you used to use Tide Original...

I just picked up some orginal liquid at Walmart. And I think we have softish water. I was using Gain and/or country save for the last 6 months after my original powder ran out. I used the Tide for the first time today and holy cow lots of suds. Apparently I used too much or it pulled the buildup out because they still felt funky after a bazillion and one rinses. I HATE having to switch laundry routines, we were so happy with the original powder tide. Hopefully we can find a good routine with the liquid
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #27
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I just got a big thing of this from walmart too and have been washing my clothes in it, and now my RnG has run out and I'm wondering how much liquid tide original I should use on my dipes? I have a top loader and fairly hard water. I usually do a cold rinse, hot wash, hot rinse. What's your routine with the liquid original?
I have a FL so I guess what I do will be different than your routine. I'm not sure exactly how much I use - not very much, though. Really just enough to cover the bottom of the dispenser. If I do much more, I end up with tons of suds. I run a rinse (which I think is cold water) and then a stain wash which has the settings at hot water, heavily soiled. It takes abt 2.5 hrs for that cycle. Sometimes I do another rinse after that. It's been working for me so far! Oh, I also add bleach to my pre-rinse in just about every other wash. Hope this helps!
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