I need cloth diaper help! (which is strange for me since I'm usually the one telling people about cloth diapers :) Ever since we moved, our kids (3 and 1) have both been getting rashes whenever they wear them. The only thing different is that we went from city-softened water to a house with a water softener. Could that be causing rashes? I have cloth-diapered most of both of their lives and not had this problem until now. I have been using Charlie's soap for the past year or more, and just bought some Rockin' Green made for soft water, so maybe that will help?
A lot of companies are saying not to use RG soap because it kills your diapers. I am ashamed to say but we use tide and never have issues.... gasp. Its my one non-crunchy thing in the house.
RnG was horrible for us tried different versions uppped the amount lowered it ect but it cleans ziltch and gave my DD some horendous rashes. I prefer mainstream detergnts. I'll reccomend tide over like RnG any day.
Currently we are using targets up&up biodegradable clean pristine Free N clear. LOVe LOVE LOVE it even more than tide so far.
We also use Charlie's and it works great, but this could be because we have very soft water. Have you actually tested the water you are using to see how soft it's getting from your softener? It may be because your water is actually somewhat hard now, and I've heard that Charlie's doesn't always work well with hard water.
Amy - married to my best friend and mom to DS born September, 2011.