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Old 04-19-2015, 07:54 AM   #1
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Homemade laundry detergent and cloth diapers...

I am very interested in cloth diapering and am trying to learn as much about it as possible before taking the plunge...

I currently make my own laundry detergent; fells naphtha, washing soda and borax. Is that ok to use on cloth diapers? Does it work for diapers? Anyone already doing this?

Thanks so much!!

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: Homemade laundry detergent and cloth diapers...

A few have said it works for them. I believe the soap, though tends to cause buildup as it isn't designed to rinse clear from clothing. The other 2 ingredients are, I believe, just water softeners not cleaning agents.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:04 AM   #3
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Re: Homemade laundry detergent and cloth diapers...

Use mainstream detergents like regular Tide if you want to get diapers good and clean. I used to make that same homemade detergent but its just not good enough for diapers. I have not had any issues at all in the 18 months of cding using Tide. Diapers are fresh and clean after every wash.
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Ok! Great! Thank you both!
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