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September 8th, 2012, 10:12 PM
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I have been using either Gain or Tide and have not had many problems so far. Elijah only wears a cd at night since he doesn't wake up to go to the potty. I want to try an actual CD detergent before this LO gets here to see if it works better. I have read reviews on so many products and nothing seems to be the miracle detergent. What has everyone tried? What are the pros and cons of different brands?
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September 9th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Interested in hearing this too. I have a front loader and can't use powder in mine, so that rules out a lot of the main diaper brands. I have just been using Purex free and clear. No problems yet, but I've only been using it for a little over a month.

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September 9th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I also need to use liquids in my FLer. I don't like fragrances so only get unscented or free and clear detergents. I have found that in hard water I need enzymes to get anything clean. I have had good luck with Tide F&G and also unscented Seventh Generation liquid. In my old soft water (and EBF baby) I could use Ecos and Biokleen but both suck completely in my current hard water and don't even clean regular clothes properly, unless I dump in a ton of oxy powder.

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September 9th, 2012, 12:42 PM
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we use Rockin Green, i have a front loader, why is it that you cant use powder in yours? ive never heard that before
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September 9th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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I never had problems in soft water but in our water here, powders don't dissolve well enough, it gums up the hose and even sometimes leaves powdery residue on darks.

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September 9th, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Crunchy Clean! It's the only stuff that has worked no matter where we've lived or visited (and we've done some moving thanks to the military). It's fantastic in hard water and now that I'm in a place with much more normal water it's still doing fantastic for us. It's worked in quite a few other states from traveling as well.
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September 9th, 2012, 10:52 PM
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I've used Tide Free and Gentle, All Free and Clear and right now I'm using the Kirkland free and clear stuff from Costco. So far I've never had any issues. Charlie Banana just sent me a tub of their new diaper soap to try so next time I wash diapers I'll be using that. Shen, I have hard water and a front loader. Now I'm nervous about trying powdered detergent, lol.

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September 10th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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I use Trader Joe's liquid and powder, Publix brand Free and Clear, Tide, Homemade (Dugger recipe), Rockin Green, and Charlie's. They all "worked." Tide was easy and surprisingly required an easier wash routine, but I just can't stand the smell. I still use it when we get a stinky problem occasionally. I tend to use Trader Joe's more regularly than the rest because it's easier to shop for.
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September 10th, 2012, 03:48 PM
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We have super hard water here. I've tried all the different kinds of RNG, and none worked well with our water. I've used Planet, and liked it. Tried 7th Generation, did not work with our water, not really even for clothes. Now I'm using Soap Duds (liquid soap nuts) and am loving that. I have finally figured out what additives to use for different water types now, so my detergent can remain the same!
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September 11th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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We use All F&C and haven't had any issues from it. I do also run an extra hot water rinse.
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September 14th, 2012, 07:17 AM
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