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Old 07-18-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm a FTM and due on Sept 2. In order to save money, my husband and I plan to CD. I've read that you're supposed to use special detergent with CDs. Could someone tell me why and what brands are best and economical? Thanks!

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Re: New to CDing



I used Charlies when we were cloth diapering.
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I use my normal All Free & clear. Others have success with Tide.
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Welcome. I have tried a lot of different detergents over the past 4-5 years. We have had the best luck with Tide.
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Just normal tide? Nothing special?
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LOL, that is a LOADED question! You may have to try many different ones before you find the "right" one. I tried Rockin' Green, BumGenius, and Country Save on my BG 4.0's but my babies were still breaking out in rashes. Finally had to turn to cotton/hemp fiber fitteds with wool covers and found that they no longer broke out and that Charlie's Soap worked just fine. I hope that you find the right one for your little one once he/she arrives! All the best
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Welcome!! I am new to cding as well. This is what I read on Nickisdiapers.com

"Use a laundry detergent that is free of dyes, perfumes, enzymes, brighteners, bleach and softeners. Laundry additives may prematurely break down elastic, hook & loop and waterproof material. Follow diaper manufacturer recommendations when considering these. (Recommended detergents: Country Save, or Arm & Hammer Sensitive Skin"

Just to save myself from ordering online, I bought the A&H Sensitive to try out since it was at my local supermarket.

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Most people seem to have success with Tide Original. I tried Country Save and ended up with stinky diapers, but switched to Tide and haven't had problems since!
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