Sunday, July 20, 2008

What kind of detergent should I use to clean my cloth diapers?

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Should I use an All-In-One, a Pocket Diaper, a Prefold with a Diaper Cover, a Contoured Diaper with a Diaper Cover or a Wool Cover? Do I want Doublers and Inserts? Do I want to use Cloth Wipes? Do I want to use Disposable Inserts?
After considering these questions, doing the research and then purchasing the necessary components to begin cloth diapering-you then need to decide what kind of detergent you are going to use in order to preserve your diapers. Preservation of your dipes is important b/c they are an investment that will last you until you potty train your babe and there's a good resale value in cloth diapering if you keep them in good shape!
With this in mind I perused the internet and found an awesome chart at Pinstripes and Polkadots that details what kind of detergent to use to clean cloth dipes.
They've done all the research and compiling so hopefully it takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process of finding a suitable detergent for your type of dipes & it saves you cash in the long run!
Thanks Pinstripes and Polkadots for this invaluable resource!


Anonymous said...

Pinstripes & Polkadots is my go to website for a lot of the basics. They have amazing information over there! :) Good luck on your cloth endeavors.

Anonymous said...

Oh and PS - what system did you decide to go with?

Miss P and Baby E's Mama said...

Okay - so I have been getting rave reviews on Charlie's Soap. If you want to give it a try maybe we can go into together?