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Old 10-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Which is the best detergent to keep my cloth diapers looking and smelling good?

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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Depends on your water, but I use either Gain free for Tide F&G liquid HE and I've never once had a stink issue.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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I am Tide user. Regular Original Tide Powder for HE washers. I also use Ecover and Method dryer sheets. I have never had any repeling issues, no stink, no ammonia, and have never had to strip.

I have had those issues with some of the "bigger" brands of detergents made specifically for cloth diapers.
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Re: whats best detergent for dipes?

Whatever detergent you all ready use for your clothes?

There are lots of sites out there that say only use this or that detergent, but I think many cd'ers just use whatever they normally use for laundry.
For me, that's Purex free... sometimes sunlight free if it's cheaper than the Purex. I have gotten Tide Free before and used it, but I always end up with stink troubles before I'm done the bottle so I usually steer clear of that.
And I know they advise against the Free & Clear detergents, because of extra enzymes or something like that (brighteners?) but I don't have a choice. I have sensitivities to any scents/perfumes, they cause my asthma to flare up - I'll take the brighteners and breathing over gasping for air while folding laundry!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
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I use the tide powder and it has always done a great job for us!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #6
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Re: whats best detergent for dipes?

It doesn't really matter honestly. You will get many different answers to this question because it depends. The bottom line is fragrances, enzymes, brighteners etc. will not harm your diapers. "CD safe" detergents will work for some and not for others. I would not over think it. Like a PP said, start with whatever you use on your clothes.
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Tide, all the way.
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I have good luck with pretty much any mainstream detergent.
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i'm a tide F&G girl here!! i prefer powder but the liquid works great too.
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