Yes, you have to use charlies for all your laundry. Taylor can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that is one of the reasons that the rash happens.
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2/4/08 at 12:33am
I would be MORE than happy to talk to everyone about the fact and fiction about Charlie's Soap. I think there are many things that people are missing and I would really like to help out. If anyone would like, I can respond to concerns here in this forum.
Thank you for letting us answer questions, if we can.
So, an update - after I posted, someone from Charlie's contact me via PM and asked to talk. I explained my wash routine and they recommended I do another wash with Charlie's and OxiClean (or a similar disinfecting solution), then a wash with just Charlie's and going forward, use Charlie's and OxiClean (and not to hesitate to use a bit more than a scoop of Charlie's). I did this and we are back to using cloth. We haven't had any serious redness, so perhaps the issue was I didn't ever get the dipes clean enough. I will say that after the initial wash with Charlie's and OxiClean, my dipes were very clean - I thought there were some stains that wouldn't come out and they did. I don't think I ever got my dipes clean and disinfected enough.
I'm going to keep the routine up and see how we do. Will post if we see any reactions.
We have been using Charlie's for a month now, with no problems.
Today, DS1 was saying he had an "owie" in his diaper and when DH took it off, he was COVERED in a bright pink, blistering rash. The blisters are tiny - lots of raised bumps.
I know it was a reaction to the diapers because the rash was only in areas the diaper came in contact with his skin - where his paper liner was, there was no rash.
We ONLY use Charlie's. Nothing else.
We stripped our machine twice before doing any laundry at all.
We rinse our diapers on cold, then HOT wash with one scoop of Charlie's. Extra cold rise at the end.
The ONLY thing I can come up with is that sis returned some baby clothes to me that I had loaned her - they reeked of her detergent and fabric softener, so I rewashed them twice in Charlie's. Some time after that, I did the diapers. I don't know if that's the source of the problem or not, but I'm not exactly willing to risk my kids' butts and try the stuff again.