Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Found My Wash Routine (and a Thanks to Rockin Green!)

I've been struggling for months now to perfect my cloth diaper wash routine. Why does it need to be so much more difficult than washing regular laundry? I mean, other than these are diapers of course LOL

Rockin Green has always been my cloth diaper detergent. I won a bag shortly before Bug was born and it was the only detergent to ever touch our diapers. EVER! Until they switched to the Remix. Many of you may be familiar with the also recent Tide switch to Ultra, and anyone who used Tide powder for their diapers has been cursing P&G ever since. I've been having the same troubles. Since RNG's switch to the Remix, I've experiences stinkies for the first time. I've had stains, bad stains, and a general "not clean" look and smell to Bug's diapers. I got clammy, nervous and almost teary-eyed as I decided to switch detergents and try to solve these problems. Over the past few months I've tried:

  •  Eco Sprout
  • Tropical Traditions
  • Tide (both liquid and powder)
  • Dropps
  • Allens Naturally
  • Crunchy Clean (both the regular and hard water formulas)
  • AND different additives to each trying to adjust how they would work
Same results. All the posts I've seen on different cloth diapering boards of diaper laundry woes came to a reality for me, and drifted into a nightmare. Until I discovered....


This is something I never wanted to do to my diapers. I hate bleach. It makes me gag, it makes me cough, it literally burns my nose and into my lungs. And I somehow always get some on Jer's t-shirts (ok, that one could easily be solved by wearing my own shirts, but his are so big and comfy lol) 

In all seriousness though, all it takes me now it a tablespoon or 2 in a large load (about 25) of diapers along with wipes and family cloth and all the nasty ammonia and stink are gone! The sad part is though, that I can't get away with only bleaching once every other week or once a month. If I skip one load without adding bleach all the stink is back :( Though, since we really only use prefolds now, I feel it's a small price to pay for clean diapers! Now on to my thanks.

Rockin Green just finished up hosting a "Rock a Soak" contest, where RNG fans submitted photos of "rocking a soak" and they chose 3 contestants to win 2 bags of RNG, a laundry scoop and a bottle of thier new Melody room spray. Guess what? I was one of the winners! Does anyone remember when I soaked the pack'n'play we got from one of our neighbors? Yeah.... 

 Thank you Rockin Green!

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