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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our top ten pick of laundry detergents

These are in alphabetical order not preferance. There are many great options in detergents these are just a few that we have tried and liked and are easy enough to find.

1) Allens Naturally Laundry detergent
2) Country Save Powder (the liquid version does contain scents)
3) Eco-Max
4) Ecos
5) Mountain Green Free & Clear
6) Mountain Green Free & Clear Baby (the Ultra Baby version contains essential oils)
7) Nature Clean Liquid or Powder
8) Planet (we have used this as our primary detergent and have had great success with it)
9) Seventh Generation Delicate Care
10) Sun Free

Pocket diapers because of their synthetic fibers are more sensitive to detergent buildup than standard fitted diapers or prefold diapers. Your choice of detergent will determine how easy it is to care for your diapers. The best detergent for pocket diapers would rinse completely out of your diapers.

Detergents that contain fragrance/scent and brightening agents/optical brighteners are designed to leave chemicals on your diapers to make the diapers "appear" cleaner through your sense of smell and sight. These components of the detergent will in time buildup on your pocket diapers and lead to repellency issues. Natural detergents that are derived from soaps or have oils in them are not recommended for pocket diapers, and detergents with built- in softeners can lead to immediate diaper problems.

We made the switch in laundry detergents and use the same for the whole family. This also keeps the chemicals out of the washing machine.

Have a great day,


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