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#1 of 12 Old 12-28-2006, 01:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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A friend sent me this link for washing cloth diapers & what products are rated good, average & avoid. It is very interesting to see all the different detergents/soaps out there.

http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.co...entchoices.htm

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I'm going to have to do some more research. I had been told that the Melaleuca Mela Power detergent was ok for cloth and if used at 1/2 the recommended amounts also ok for my front loading HE washer. I'm gonna be really bummed if I can't use this b/c I really love this detergent!

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What a timely post! A great resource to really figure out what to use. I actually had been sold on Charlie's. What a drag if I would have spent all that money and had allergic reactions.
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Very interesting! Thanks for that link.
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great link...thanks!
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awesome, thanks!!
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Thanks for the link I'll have to get new detergent I now know why DD has been having rashes! I use 7th gen :
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We had been using charlies soap for a month or so when dd got a blistering rash we could not clear up!! Went to the doc and everything.He even tested for herpes!! I switched back to our normal det we had been using for years and used the creams he suggested and I now know my gut was right it was something to do with the dipes.I just thought after a month and a half of use why would she suddenly have a reaction?? I went through foods she had eaten and everything.I hope they figure it out because the detergent worked great otherwise!!
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Thanks for posting this! We used to use Purex F & C, but switched to regular awhile back. We'll be switching back next time we buy detergent.

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Wow! Thanks for posting that! All these years I thought I was using the right stuff but I am not. Will be switiching ASAP.

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The current brand we use is an avoid for diapers ...I am going to see if I can find some of the other brands at the supermarket. I am actually interested to see if I can find the Sun Free since it is non-petro!

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I've shopped at drugstore.com for cheap vitamins and saw Planet detergent was there. They have free shipping so it's a piece of cake to get. Too cool.
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