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post #221 of 224
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Originally Posted by daekini
Just thought I'd mention that myself and my children, we all have terrible allergies to detergent that result in head-to-toe eczema, and the only thing we can use is Seventh Generation...
Are your diapers still soft and build-up free?
post #222 of 224
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Originally Posted by polihaupt
Are your diapers still soft and build-up free?
Yep! They're in great shape. Often when I sell my dipes, whoever bought it wants to know how I keep them looking brand new. I have many different kinds (as you can see from my fluff pix), primarily El Bees, though. But, I don't have any hemp, so I don't know how it would work with hemp. I also have microfibre terry inserts for the few pockets we own.

I do a cold rinse, then a hot was with 7th Generation followed by a cold rinse. Occasionally I'll do another cold rinse. Sometimes the microfibre starts to smell bad and I'll wash them separately about once a month with a bunch of hot washes and no detergents. But my OC fitteds don't need any special treatment other than the occasional sunning!

My philosophy is to keep things simple as possible. Fortunately, up to this point anyway, it's served me well! I've used Tide (free as well as regular), BioKleen, Cheer (free & regular), All free clear, some fancy schmancy Caldrea baby detergent, and never had any luck til I used 7th Generation. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I'm eczema-free! woohoo!

I must also mention that I can't use the powder version - only the liquid keeps my diapers looking and feeling good.
post #223 of 224
daekini, thanks for your post, i'm going to buy 7th gen to wash the kids' clothes in- they all have eczema ranging from moderate to severe. it would be awesome to find something that would help!
post #224 of 224
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Originally Posted by polihaupt
Hmmm.... reading through the posts I am thinking WS/SG may not work well on my sensitive baby...

Maybe I should buy some Tide HE
I would *not* recommend Tide HE if your DC has a rash problem. My DS broke out in a bright red rash after washing his dipers in Tide HE only twice! I'd recommend trying Allen's Naturally or Charlie's Soap. I've used Allen's for years with no problems, both liquid and powder, though Allen himself told me that liquid may be better in hard water because it is less likely to build up.

7th gen has a reputation for building up on fleece and causing repelling, but is probably fine on just cotton.
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