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P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" Soaking them will actually make them more dirty than just rinsing and wringing them out. Bacteria will ... [snip!] ... Bacteria will breed in the water. I only soak mine immediately before washing them for about 10 minutes, in my washing machine."


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user banned 19 kids; Japan 4077 posts
11th Mar '13
Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4293 posts
11th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" What do you soak your diapers in?? For example, we are planning on using cloth inserts with gDiapers. ... [snip!] ... detergent mixed in it?? I don't want residue or build up so I am trying to get all the facts lol. I am new to cloth diapering."</blockquote>




Well we don't currently have a sprayer. So the ones that they have just peed in, we soak in the diaper pail with hot water and detergent. The poopy ones, we dump the poop into he toilet and soak them again in hot water and detergent. I always use a little bit of detergent regardless of them going into the washer after they are soaking bc I want to make sure they are extra clean. PS I can't wait to get a toilet sprayer bc I hate messing with poopy water too.



Edit: I forgot to mention I would use dreft detergent too. Right now we are making our own laundry detergent which works just as well but dreft is definitely the best when dealing with cloth diapers.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" What do you soak your diapers ... [snip!] ... are making our own laundry detergent which works just as well but dreft is definitely the best when dealing with cloth diapers."


Actually dreft is TERRIBLE to use, OP.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" What do you soak your diapers ... [snip!] ... are making our own laundry detergent which works just as well but dreft is definitely the best when dealing with cloth diapers."


Err no.. Dreft is HORRIBLE for cloth diapers. It causes build up.
I would only use Crunchy Clean Diaper Detergent.
Recently I've been suggested Nellie's, as well but have not tried it yet.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Err no.. Dreft is HORRIBLE for cloth diapers. It causes build up. I would only use Crunchy Clean Diaper Detergent. Recently I've been suggested Nellie's, as well but have not tried it yet.


I use Ecos but I got a sample of Crunchy Clean and have been too afraid to use it.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" I use Ecos but I got a sample of Crunchy Clean and have been too afraid to use it. "


Don't be scared! It's awesome! Never had an issue with it. I get the Baby Bee scent. Nommm. It always washes out clean! My diapers are never stinky.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Don't be scared! It's awesome! Never had an issue with it. I get the Baby Bee scent. Nommm. It always washes out clean! My diapers are never stinky."


Where do you get Crunchy Clean?

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Where do you get Crunchy Clean?"


Online. Amazon has everything... lol

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Online. Amazon has everything... lol"


Ooh! Thank you! Y'all are making it way too easy for me to not have to leave my house. I don't like going places anyway, and could quite easily become a hermit if I didn't have to grocery shop.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" Actually dreft is TERRIBLE to use, OP. "


DREFT on cloth :shock:



Yeah, no bueno!



I use Rockin' Green's Hard Rock version (very hard water) but am trying to get samples of Ecos and Crunchy Clean to try because I want to be covered just in case Lil Miss is allergic or something since some babies have sensitivities to things.