I now have my full newborn stash! Thirsties covers, with a mix of prefolds, GMD workhorses, and Kissaluv kissas. The plan is to see how it goes, and hopefully switch to bumgenius freetimes once babe is 12 weeks and headed to daycare.
However, I don't have any laundry soap purchased yet. For those of you with a HE washer- what laundry detergent do you use for CDs? TIA!
YAY! Sounds like a great stash! Last time, I used Rock N Green at the outset. I then switched to making my own detergent. I think I posted the recipe upthread. It's really, really easy. I made a big batch last night (enough for 3-4 weeks) and it took about 5 minutes. I just grate a sunlight laundry soap bar (usually about half a bar per batch) with a cheese grater and then mix it (in a big mason jar) to get equal parts (by volume, and an approximate measure, nothing scientific) grated soap, Borax and washing soda. It's the most economical way to go and it works really well. You only need about 2tbsp per load for an HE washer.
I didn't have a HE washer before, but do now. The soap I used to wash diapers before (with my oldest) works in HE washers, too though. I used Charlie's Soap and Maggie's Soap Nuts. Both worked really well. This time, I think I'm going to try Rockin' Green Hard Rock because our water is pretty hard up here.
I tried Rock N Green last time and really liked it! Our water is classified as "hard", but not as "very hard". I hope the Hard Rock works for you!