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April 2nd, 2013, 11:44 AM
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What detergent do you use??

They recommend that you switch all of your laundry to the same detergent. What do you girls use?? My local grocery store does not sell many "safe" detergents. I am ready to start prepping my diapers I am so addicted! lol...
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April 2nd, 2013, 11:54 AM
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I was just wondering this, too. I got in an order last week, and have another coming in sometime soon. Once those are in I should be ready to wash, etc. I picked up some Free and Clear or something like that to prewash the clothes, but didn't know if that'd work on the diapers, too.
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April 2nd, 2013, 12:05 PM
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I've always used Rockin' Green (purchased locally at a baby boutique or online at cottonbabies (you can purchase it direct from the RNG site or many other cloth diaper communities).

There have been a handful of times that I've used our regular clothing detergent, a free & clear detergent (ALL, or Costco Brand Kirklands). I've been told by others that as long as it's free & clear detergent (any brand) then it will be fine for the diapers. There's some conflicting info on the web about this, but others swear by it and have only ever used F&C detergent, it didn't harm my diapers when I had to use it in the past.

http://rockingreensoap.com/
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April 2nd, 2013, 12:16 PM
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i have heard that rockin green is the best but i am just wondering if this is going to prove to be a hassle for me since its out of my way to buy it. How long does the bage of detergent normally last? how much is needed for a load of laundry ?
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April 2nd, 2013, 12:17 PM
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We just use the homemade soap and it seems to work fine. But we didn't start making our own until 6 months ago and DD2 was already toilet training by then so I'm not sure yet how this soap will do on a newborn's hiney. We shall see.
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April 2nd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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i have heard that rockin green is the best but i am just wondering if this is going to prove to be a hassle for me since its out of my way to buy it. How long does the bage of detergent normally last? how much is needed for a load of laundry ?
I use one scoop in front loaders (at my parents and in laws house) and I used 2 scoops in my top loader (boy I can't wait to have that back!! I HATE HATE HATE front loaders for CDs!!!) One bag usually lasts me about 3 months on average. I'm not sure if our local boutique sells it here in Florida, so I may have to purchase it online only. It averages about $16-18 or so withOUT shipping usually, so I either try to find a site with a coupon code or free shipping/sales, something like that to bring the price down. I think the official RNG website is one of the more expensive places to purchase it from lol but they do run specials/deals pretty often if you sign up for their newsletter.

Here was my local boutique I used to use in NC, they have an online site as well, though I've never purchased online so I'm not sure what shipping costs are like. But if you 'like' their facebook page, they also do specials and deals all the time as well! I sure will miss shopping there!!!

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April 2nd, 2013, 12:46 PM
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I use original tide. Rockin' Green just does not work for us for some reason. Seattle has some of the softest water in the country (this makes a big, BIG difference in your wash routine--find out what kind of water you have in your area and use recommended detergents for that type) and even though we used the Soft Rock, it didn't get the dipes clean. We have a small stackable apartment washer/dryer so even though it's a top loader, it doesn't use much water. I experimented with all kinds of stuff and tide works the best for us. Luckily DD doesn't have super sensitive skin so we just use it for all our laundry. I hope it works for Hank, too!
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April 2nd, 2013, 12:50 PM
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We also use rockin green but I only use it on my diapers. We have very hard water so we use hard rock. Some people have no problem with regular detergents but it can cause build up.
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April 2nd, 2013, 01:09 PM
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I used to use original Tide but it caused buildup. So did All Free and Clear....big time. So I switched to Rockin Green when we got a water softener. I use the Soft Rock kind and it works well. I use 2 Tablespoons..sometimes close to 3 if they are really stinky. It lasts about 3 months, and I order online from amazon.com.
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April 2nd, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I also use homemade laundry soap on all laundry, including diapers. It always worked great and is so cheap!
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April 3rd, 2013, 07:20 AM
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I recently started using Rockin Green and love it. I only use it on my cloth though. It works great for us. I use 2-3 of their scoops per load.
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April 3rd, 2013, 07:25 PM
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I use homemade detergent Only 2T per load. For regular clothing I use 2.5T if it is large or particularly yuck.
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April 3rd, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Rockn' Green did not work for us and I also had bad results with ECOS F&C, biokleen liquid, and Country Save. With our hard water and HE FLer I figured out I need a liquid detergent containing enzymes, enzymes really do help get stuff clean. I have had success with 7th Gen unscented, Kirkland (costco) Ultra Clean F&C, and Tide F&G. I hate scented stuff and we have pretty sensitive skin around here but of course everybody's sensitivities differ! We don't do fragrances but brighteners and enzymes are fine and DD's on/off rashes went away for good after I started using bleach regularly. I do use bleach, oxygen bleach, or borax in every prewash too.

I used to be able to get away with the eco/"safe" stuff better, and didn't use additives, before DD started solids.... everything got a lot yuckier after that EBF poo and pee is soooo easy to clean compared to later on..... it depends a lot on your water type too whether any detergent will work for you. In general I wouldn't worry about those "safe" lists though. If it works on your dirtiest clothes and no one gets rashes from their clothes and it doesn't have built in fabric softeners, it's going to be fine for your diapers, most likely!! People do love the special CD detergents too and they work great for lots of people but really it isn't "required" to use them if you prefer something easy to find locally.
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April 3rd, 2013, 09:25 PM
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April 4th, 2013, 06:37 AM
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I had heard that anything gentle and unscented will work.
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April 4th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Will you post your homemade recipes? Anything special for CDs?
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