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Old 10-25-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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Inexpensive Cloth diaper laundry detergent?

I have looked at all of the detergents and it seems that they can't be found locally. What can be used that I can buy at WalMart?

I tried Charlies soap for my laundry first and it broke me out in hives so I didnt' even try it for the baby.

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Old 10-25-2008, 06:52 AM   #2
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you could make your own!

There are a few recipes out there. There is the Diva detergent recipe, bucket of boogers, and I think a few others. Hopefully others will chime in!
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:55 AM   #3
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Re: Inexpensive Cloth diaper laundry detergent?

I sometimes make my own, but mostly we use Purex Free and Clear. It goes on sale here (at Schnucks) every so often for a bit more than $2 for the super concentrated bottle. I stock up then. Don't know what it costs at Walmart, but I think it's pretty inexpensive compared to others.

We use it on dipes and our clothes.

ETA: Just wanted to throw in that if the dipes get stinky, I toss in a tablespoon of Oxygen Bleach too (like OxyClean, but I use the BioKleen brand b/c it's supposedly stronger) and that seems to de-stinkify them.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:24 AM   #4
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When we had a toploader, I loved sportwash. It can be found in the hunting and fishing section of WalMArt. I used to use 1/2-3/4 capful to the hot/cold wash and then ran an empty hot/cold wash for the extra rinse cycle.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:45 AM   #5
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I love ERA detergent. A little goes a long way and it works great. It's inexpensive compared to Tide, Gain, All, etc but it is more expensive than Purex or other generic detergents. It's a great stain fighter though, which saves me on having to buy pre-treaters. LOVE this detergent

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Old 10-25-2008, 09:20 AM   #6
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Re: Inexpensive Cloth diaper laundry detergent?

Are you familiar with this site? Purex, Xtra, Arm & Hammer, etc. can usually be found at Wal-mart and are on the cheaper end. There are different versions of each though, so you can see the chart for which ones don't have enzymes, fabric softeners, optical brighteners, scents, and dyes.

http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.co...entchoices.htm
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We use Original Tide. I wouldn't call it "inexpensive," but we only use it on the diapers and use cheaper stuff on our clothes and other laundry.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:30 AM   #8
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Re: Inexpensive Cloth diaper laundry detergent?

I use vinegar and baking soda- and when I tried to switch to anything else we got stink.

Nothing like the basics, and they're very cheap :-)
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you could make your own!

There are a few recipes out there. There is the Diva detergent recipe, bucket of boogers, and I think a few others. Hopefully others will chime in!
Do you have links for these?
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I use Purex Free and Clear. It is cheap cheap cheap at Wal-Mart and Target. We've been using it for almost a year with no issues.
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