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Cloth diapering MamatoCooper 1 child; South Carolina 640 posts
3rd Jun '13

Hey ladies. So I am really thinking about cloth diapering. Is there anything special I need to get for cloth diapering? I know of course the diapers, and I have heard a lot of people get the liners and stuff like that. Is there any special laundry detergent I should get or anything like that? I am def new to this. I have been using disposable diapers on my son, up until now I have became kind of interested in using cloth ! Thanks !

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
3rd Jun '13

Yep. Special detergent. I use tide powder orginal.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
3rd Jun '13

You need cloth safe detergent and rash creams if you use them. Other than that, no, you dont' need anything special.

3Air Force Brats 3 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1538 posts
3rd Jun '13

Youtube "cloth diapering 101" all the info you need

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
3rd Jun '13

we use seventh gen free and clear. anything without optic whiteners should be fine tho.

MamatoCooper 1 child; South Carolina 640 posts
3rd Jun '13

Ok thanks everyone ! And I will youtube it !

-GoldenGirls 1 child; Lebanon, Mo, United States 1411 posts
3rd Jun '13

I use Rockin' Green laundry detergent and coconut oil for a butt cream.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
3rd Jun '13

I use Charlie's Soap. Here's a list of good and bad ones.



http://www.jilliansdrawers.com/resources/detergentsforclothdiapers

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3475 posts
3rd Jun '13

Here is the home made cloth diaper recipe that I use:
1 cup borax
1 cup oxyclean
1 cup washing soda
Mix together. Use 1 tblsp for a small load, 2 for a large



You can get all of these in you laundry detergent isle in walmart.

MamatoCooper 1 child; South Carolina 640 posts
3rd Jun '13

Ok thanks ! And I love making the home made stuff better so I will give it a try when I get him a good stash of cloth diapers up !

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3475 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama BooBoo(::</b>" Ok thanks ! And I love making the home made stuff better so I will give it a try when I get him a good stash of cloth diapers up !"</blockquote>




Also as for the diaper liners (helps when you have to use CD-unfriendly diaper rash cream) don't waste your money buying it online. Just go to any fabric store, buy fleece for like 6-10$ a yard and cut them into squares. Thats literally all it is. Micro fleece is preferred, but any of the other fleece with work. (It also keeps babies bum dry).

MamatoCooper 1 child; South Carolina 640 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting eKnuckles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama BooBoo(::</b>" Ok thanks ! And I love making the home made ... [snip!] ... Thats literally all it is. Micro fleece is preferred, but any of the other fleece with work. (It also keeps babies bum dry)."

Oh great ! Thank you. That will save money anyways !