1st time cloth (bg) ?'s - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 12-15-2007, 04:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
momlij's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NE PA
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i finally ordered 1 bg one size so i could test it out. got it in the mail today and was so excited! LOL anyhow, do i really need to wash it first? what mainstream detergent is best? or do i really need to head up to the health food store to pick up the good stuff? and if she does get a rash (depends on what i eat) i should use a disp liner (read that on another post) right? no ointment on the cloth. any other things i should know this is my first time venturing into cloth.....
momlij is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 12-16-2007, 04:17 AM
 
PezzieLK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would definitely wash it first. It will be more absorbant.
PezzieLK is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 12-16-2007, 10:48 AM
 
katie9143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: andover, ma
Posts: 5,388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
u should def wash it first, and maybe several times. no fab softener or sheets - i use arm and hammer essentials - its concentrated so it makes less trash and works well on all my dipes. oh and i have used ointment with my cds - usually i just put a pf on her if she has the ointment on, but a couple times my mom put on ointment and an fb - i wash with a little dish soap and the ointment comes right out, no problem.

Mama to Amelia - age 6

katie9143 is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 12-16-2007, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
momlij's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NE PA
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yea i think i read that somwhere else- when you need to get all the stuff out of it use a little dawn detergent. thanks guys...
momlij is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 12-16-2007, 11:56 PM
 
Jen_in_NH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been using regular old Tide ( I have BGs and FBs), and don't have any huge problems. I have to strip them with Dawn every 2 months or so.
Jen_in_NH is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off