- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
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MrsAlvey: It depends on how old the kid is and what type you will use. We are planning to use prefolds and covers for newborns and will get 24 of them (I will be home from work and will do laundry every other day). Once the baby grows we will do pockets and have 20 of them. The plan is to do diapers every 2-3 days.
ccantics: Thank you! I actually became compliant and registered a legal business, but things got a bit crazy in my personal life, so I never actually sold them! I kept everything up to date so that once I have more time to sew I can sell a few to make some extra money.
TuxedoKitty: I like All F&C on my clothes, too! But I don’t use it for diapers. I was using country save but then I switched to 7th generation.
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GingerBaby: You did a great job!
SadieBee: I am not sure it’s strong enough. Mine were starting to smell a little funky. We also got a new washer though and the he machines are generally not as effective as the old regular style (agitator) washers. So it could be a combo of things. I believe country save can work though. I still have half a box of it and I actually might use it some- you need a lot more than they say you need on the box. I think 1 scoop in the prewash and 2 scoops in the regular wash. I was using way less. I also have problems with small load size so I’m going to try throwing in towels with it to see if I can get a bit more agitation. I also needed to add a softener (borax or calgon) so I started doing that with the seventh generation.
The country save actually did fine for quite awhile so I’m not entirely sure if it was the detergent, the washer, hard water, or probably a mix of all of that over a few months. I decided to try the seventh generation to see how it went. I might go back and use some of the country save though since I still have plenty left.
I also think Country save doesn’t have any enzymes and the seventh generation did (but was still plant/mineral based). This is what fluff love had to say about the enzymes: Enzymes: Not necessary for detergent, but improves performance. Enzymes are specifically chosen to attach and lift off protein stains. In the case of cloth diapers, the enzyme helps to break down the fecal matter and urine. Since they occur naturally in our environments, they are eco-friendly and will not hurt baby, plants or other animals.
Go check out fluff love and the detergent index! It is very useful.
I don’t see any problem with trying it out on the diapers though! They told me it could work for people and it is still on the recommended list (versus not recommended list).
kes18: Thanks for the response! One of the things I’m finding so difficult in doing cloth diaper research is that everyone has a different experience, and especially with laundry, there are so many different factors that affect it! I’ve seen lots of reviews where people love X or Y detergent and have used it for over a year with no problems, and others who hate it. I guess I’ll just have to see what works for us!
SadieBee: Yeah I still feel like I’m perfecting mine lol. The facebook groups are pretty useful because you can post if you think you have issues or post what you’re doing and they can give you a lot of advice! There is like 45000 members on their big FB group, so there is a LOT of activity and help. I would also look for a local group.
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