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I recently switched to cloth diapers, & my daughter has sensitive skin so i switched detergents to 'all' free & clear. i just read somewhere that the free & clear detegents leave build-up on cd's. I had been noticing my clothes feeling like there was some sort of sticky residue on them lately, & I have aslo had a problem with stains not coming out that I never had before. i thought maybe it was from switching to vinegar from fabric softener but now i'm not sure. i also have hard water & i've heard that can cause problems. (but my clothes felt fine before switching to vinegar & all detergent) anyone have suggestions? would trader joe's 'next to godliness' detergent be ok? that doesn't have fragrance but it's not called a 'free & clear'. if I have a chioce between liquid or powder, is one better than the other?
 

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Look <a href="http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/detergentchoices.htm" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br>
That should help you decide what to use.
 

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yes, thank you for that... although I'm still not quite sure what to use! it looks like the trader joe's is supposed to be good so maybe i will try that. anyone heard anything about vinegar causing problems? also why would i be getting stains?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That link said that Planet brand was good for hard water. Has anyone had any experience with it?</div>
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We have used Planet and I think we have hard water. My biggest problem with planet is figuring out how much to use. I've used 1/4 of a cap and still had to do double rinses, but when I only use a few TBS, it doesn't seem to clean as well. It is good stuff, though.<br><br>
Oh, I've heard that vinegar can sometimes make your CDs smell, but I forget why.
 

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I think vinegar can cause a smell if you have hard water (I think I do), so I stopped using it and don't get the smell anymore. However, the diapers don't feel soft anymore either, but I'd rather have them not smell.<br><br>
I have also recently switched to All free and clear and haven't been very happy with it. I'd been using Bold, which has perfume AND softners <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> and I miss it so much. The Bold was also better at getting the stains out than All F&C, but guilt about baby's bottom made me switch.<br><br>
I'm going to go check out that link that a PP posted.
 
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