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Old 09-22-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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Is it ok to use Dawn all the time? My dd is getting rash after rash (no matter the fabric)and I'm thinking it is due to build up, etc.

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Old 09-22-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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I've read that some mama's just use Dawn on a regular basis. They seemed really happy with the results. You might try it and if it seems too rough on your diapers (makes them stiffer b/c it's so tough on oils), then maybe you could alternate with something else every few washes. Probably depends on your water whether using it full time would work for you. I'd give it a whirl tho. I'd rather risk a little stiffer dipe than a rashy bum all the time.

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Old 09-22-2006, 02:04 PM   #3
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I use regular Dawn exclusively.
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I would have thought it would be harsher than other det. What ever works, i guess.
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Re: ? RE: Dawn

I found something that works bettter than Dawn. I turn up the water heater and fill up washer and I add 4-5 scoops (sounds like a lot) of oxyclean and soak them over night. I got this from the Mothers Ease website. It really works. Oxyboosters are just like hydrogen peroxide and it is gentle on cloths. It also works for up to six hours in your wash (thus the overnight soak). It is the only thing that has really worked for us. HTH
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i've been using baking soda in my first wash/rinse and dawn as my detergent for a few months now with no problems. best thing is my morning diapers (prefolds) don't stink anymore.
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I have been only using Dawn, and it seems to work fine. My water is pretty hard, and I add Calgon water softener, too. FWIW I use ultra Dawn so I don't have to add much at all after the Calgon gets in the water.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:40 PM   #8
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Thanks. I think I'll stick to Dawn. My poor little one's bottom is covered with sores.
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Re: ? RE: Dawn

For those of you who use Dawn exclusively, does that remove the need to strip your diapers every once in a while? It would be great to not have to do that!
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I haven't had to "strip" them. But I do still do a wash with a tiny bit of bleach and allen's every so often if his nighttime dipes get stinky. That hasn't happened too often lately, though.
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