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May 22nd, 2014, 04:30 PM
CanadianMom2B's Avatar Super Mommy
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So as the nesting instinct has begun kicking in around our house the time is coming nearer to wash up our fluff stash, baby clothes and blankets. I know with the cloth diapers they get really particular about what detergents and their contents you can use and can't. If I wasn't CDing I would have thought nothing of throwing the baby clothes and blankets in with our wash. We use tide and Downey fabric softner.

What are you ladies doing?
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May 22nd, 2014, 04:55 PM
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Fabric softener is a no no with diapers and i really dont think it is necessary with baby cloths if you buy a CD safe detergent. (the softners has oils in it thats a huge no no so makes sure you wash your machine once in a while and run an empty rinse cycle before adding your diapers in for the soak)
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May 22nd, 2014, 06:42 PM
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4 out of the 5 of us in the family have allergies and sensitivities to fragrances so the whole family uses a "free and clear" detergent. I don't have brand loyalty as they all work about the same and don't set off sneezes or hives. The baby will use the same stuff. Dreft makes me sneeze.

I don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets for the same allergy reasons. Just handling a package of dryer sheets will set off a runny nose for me and itchy eyes. (Found out in late high school when I was a cashier) I've heard there are allergy friendly ones but I'm not willing to try them out. I don't mind the static cling in the winter.
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May 22nd, 2014, 08:09 PM
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I use a CD safe detergent that I buy in bulk on amazon (much cheaper) and use dreft on little little clothes, then switch to a free and clear for the kiddos. No fabric softener. if I feel blankets and the what not are stiff, I run a cycle with just vinegar (1cup) and baking soda (half cup) and it softens things up. I just don't like added dyes/scents with baby clothes, they're so sensitive.

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May 22nd, 2014, 08:22 PM
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All Free and Clear, cheap and worked for my first son just fine!
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May 22nd, 2014, 08:27 PM
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I just made a batch of my own. Way cheaper than buying detergent.

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May 23rd, 2014, 06:36 AM
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I'll probably just stick with Tide for detergent and Bounce for fabric softener. I've done it every way I can think of, lol. Dreft, several brands of free and clear detergents, I've made my own, etc. I'm not doing cloth diapers this time around so I don't have to worry about that. I just haven't found anything that gets clothes quite as clean as Tide so I'm sticking with it. I'll ditch the fabric softener if baby seems to have issues with it.

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May 23rd, 2014, 10:19 AM
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We use 7th generation or Biokleen free and clear laundry detergent. Tiny Bubbles is also a great detergent for baby clothes and it is safe for cloth diapers. Plus, the bottles last way longer than traditional brands and they are safer for the environment. And, I don't have to worry about my baby's tender skin!
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May 23rd, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Ive never used the washable diapers so I don't know how to wash them, but as for the baby cloths and blankets I just throw them in with our wash. I use Gain Laundry soap and Downy softener. I've never had any problems doing this so it never made sense to buy the expensive baby laundry soap.
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May 23rd, 2014, 11:04 AM
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I seriously never would have thought to change the laundry routine for LO. One of my GF actually suggests after washing receiving and swaddling cloths sleeping with them for a night. When she said it I was like what and then she said the baby will find mom's scent more comforting than fabric softener.
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May 23rd, 2014, 12:14 PM
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We got a super easy recipe for making our own laundry soap and it's CD safe and works like a boss. Agreed- no softener on your CDs

I think it will take us about 2 years to use this batch of laundry soap! Hahaha
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May 23rd, 2014, 04:02 PM
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No cd'ing here, so we just switched to free and clear.

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May 23rd, 2014, 07:13 PM
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I was with ALL clear and free and don't use ANY fabric softeners or dryer sheets in the dryer with my CD's....with clothes I don't use fabric softener but I do us free and clear dryer sheets.
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May 24th, 2014, 09:58 AM
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We use purex on clothes and I use the cheapest additive free detergent on my CDs.
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