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#1 of 61 Old 08-09-2005, 05:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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WOW!! I just heard DA is being discontinued. I am so sad. That was the ONLY softner that was safe on my diapers. And it worked WONDERS on my stiff hemp.

Please tell me this is not true! What else is there to keep my diapers soft?

So to you DA users CALL them! Dont let them stop producing it!
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I called them and was told that there wasn't enough demand for it. So the next time I see it I'm going to snag all that I can.
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I guess I better stock up. Luckily a bottle lasts a really long time.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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No way! That is the only fabric softner I buy! They can't do this.... I'm sooo sad.

I'll have to buy a bunch the next time I'm out!
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I've heard that Ecover fabric softener is also OK to use on diapers, and it's a natural product, too!

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Yikes! I guess I'll have to snag 10 bottles or something! :LOL
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I've heard that Ecover fabric softener is also OK to use on diapers, and it's a natural product, too!

I use Ecover Fabric Softener (and Ecover Laundry Detergent too) on my diapers with no problems!

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I use Ecover Fabric Softener (and Ecover Laundry Detergent too) on my diapers with no problems!

Oh goody!! Where can I find it?
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I buy mine at Wegman's grocery store, they have a health food/health products section with lots of organic/healthier choices. Our local health food store also sells it, but it costs a little more there.

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There wasn't enough demand for it? With all the cd mamas using it??? Guess I'll stock up - 3 bottles should last me through my diapering days :LOL That stuff lasts FOREVER around here thankfully.
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: adding ecover to my shopping list, thanks!!
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Oh goody!! Where can I find it?
Your nearest natural food store might have it, or you can buy it online from a variety of websites, including Shop Natural

www.shopnatural.com

-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a homebirth.jpg, who each self-weaned at 4.5 years bfolderchild.gif, who both fambedsingle2.gif'd, who were bothcd.gif, and both: novaxnocirc.gif.   Also, gd.gif, and goorganic.jpg!

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Your nearest natural food store might have it, or you can buy it online from a variety of websites, including Shop Natural

www.shopnatural.com

TY!!
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what do you all think about the 7th generation and the allens? Do they leave build up? Or is it JUST Ecover that is efficient?
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I don't know whether or not other natural fabric softeners are OK to use on diapers. Downey Advanced and Ecover are the only fabric softeners I have ever heard mentioned as being OK to use on diapers.

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I don't know whether or not other natural fabric softeners are OK to use on diapers. Downey Advanced and Ecover are the only fabric softeners I have ever heard mentioned as being OK to use on diapers.

Cool! will do!
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Oh, this is sad news. It is the best on "hard" prefolds!
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Has anyone used a fabric softener called safe 'n Soft ? It is by the makers of oxyboost. The website www.oxyboost.com says it has rewetting properties to make towels absorbent. I wondering if it would be ok for diapers. Thanks!
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Oh man..I guess I'll need to stock up too!
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My whole food sells ecover stuff .
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what a bummer.
I use it on all my laundry now. I cant stomach the smell of regular downey anymore. (and i used to love it)
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Please tell me that Ecover smells yummy like DA does. . .
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Your nearest natural food store might have it, or you can buy it online from a variety of websites, including Shop Natural

www.shopnatural.com

For any Canadians, I did a search and found this Canadian website, so no bothering with customs.

http://www.healthyhomeservices.ca/pr...y&ProductID=41
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Well I guess that explains why it was *GONE* off the shelves in both Wlmart and my grocery store today...

I liked it for the rest of the laundry too. It really kept me from having to work too hard at the ironing.

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I squirreled away 16 bottles.
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Well I guess that explains why it was *GONE* off the shelves in both Wlmart and my grocery store today...
Waaaahhhh! Mine too!! I'm going to go down to our big Target Greatland tomorrow, and that's my last hope. I love that stuff.
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Waaaahhhh! Mine too!! I'm going to go down to our big Target Greatland tomorrow, and that's my last hope. I love that stuff.

gone at the two stores I went to as well.
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Oh no! We use it on everything now! Looks like I'll have to stock up.

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leone (2), & arthur (born 1.17.2013)

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So I'm not the only one who was a little confused by the lack of DA while shopping today...

I did sniff the Downy orange and lavender scents. They say "advanced" on the label so I thought about trying them.

But my local store now stocks 7th Gen stuff too so I was perplexed and came home to do some research.

I guess I could get brave and experiment with stuff. Worst case scenario, it will be time for a good stripping. :

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