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I'm so confused right now. My diapers are on their fourth wash right now, counting the extra rinse I did after the first wash (only used half a cap of Tide in first cycle). As you can see from my sig, we're living w/ the ILs and they use Tide. I've never used it before, and now I can't get the suds out of my dipes! I've never seen them this bad, and I've been CDing for over two years! I'm using half the amt of det. And the last two times I washed the diapers (not today), I added about a scoop of Oxi Clean and a bit of TTO b/c I bought some used pockets, and wanted to make sure they didn't have repelling issues.<br><br>
So is Tide just pure evil or what?! I thought it would be ok to use. A few months ago I stripped and stripped my dipes all day to see if it would help the ammonia stink and it didn't so I just accepted it. But I never saw suds like these in that process!!<br><br>
What is going on??? I usually use some cheap det. like A&H or Purex, do a cold rinse, hot wash, cold rinse, machine dry the dipes and air dry the pockets. And I was using a bit of calgon too<br><br>
Oh, BTW I use pockets almost exclusively, so I'm paranoid of build-up! I haven't see any evidence of it yet...<br><br>
TIA for any advice!
 

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Yikes! I'd like to know as well! We use Tide exclusively and things are usually fine. We do the same rinse/wash/rinse that you mentioned, but sometimes the dipes don't smell fresh when done.<br>
Curious to see what others have to say...
 

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I think you may be right about the Tide. I just washed my dipes 4 times in hot water alone and they are still making suds. And I mean A LOT!!! The only reason I tried this is because I was using pockets and had no problem. Then I decided to starting pinning pf's and ds's bottom was bright red! I guess I know why, maybe we should switch detergents?
 

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Tide is evil! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: For everything from diapers to clothes, tide is bad! I can smell someone who washes their clothes in Tide coming a mile away, there obviously are strong residues in Tide washed clothes if I can smell it.<br><br>
It also has toxic chemicals in it (lye, formula 409 (a dangerous pesticide), even fibreglass in the powder) and contains many artificial fragrances which are designed to get out in the air - and we all breathe them in!<br><br>
I wouldn't want clothes like that next to my skin or in my breathing area, nor would I like them next to my genitals especially if i was going to wet them!<br><br>
IMO there are much safer alternatives, that work better!
 

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Where did you find the info on Tide's ingredients??
 

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You could also be using too much. I use Tide and I don't even use 1/4 capful. My dipes are nice and clean, no buildup or stink problems. What is enough for one person can be too much or not enough for another.
 

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Wow, I've always used Tide with no problems. I use 1/2c in a large load (hot wash, cold rinse - 1 cycle only) for 14 dipes, 3 liners and 1-2 small diaper bags with no problem.<br><br>
Also, I use 1/2c vinegar in the rinse cycle and it gets rid of any ammonia smell. The vinegar may also help with the suds because I don't have any problems with that.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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i use Tide (powder) pretty much exclusively. i rinse, then run a full HOT wash set on large (probably max 18 dipes at a time so they have alot of room to swoosh around), with 1/2 cup of Tide (a true measuring cup, not 1/2 of the tide scoop thingie) and a scoop of oxy with an extra rinse at the end.
 

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I use 1/8 of a scoop of Tide and don't have any problems. All diapers will get some build-up, but Tide doesn't seem to be any worse than the other detergents I've tried.<br><br>
My current wash method (it seems to change depending on the current diaper system) is to do a warm pre-wash with Tide, then a full wash with hot water and nothing, then a final rinse.<br><br>
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I use liquid Tide and for a smaller load, I use 1/4 of the "1" line on the cap. For a fuller load, I use 1/2 of the "1" line. I still get plenty of suds, so I think 1/2 cup might be too much detergent?
 

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What sort of washing machine do they have? Did you go from a top to a front loader? Because front loaders use heaps less detergent and you will also noitice any residue from your own previous washings a lot more in the front loader.<br><br>
Otherwise, I too would suggest it's the water. I don't think tide is all that different to most detergents out there, despite their marketing. I've used Tide free and never noticed a difference even in our front loader.<br><br>
Tide is ** supposed ** to be good for pockets though. Hopefully it will all work out for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kewl.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kewl">
 

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I used the same thing I used on my clothes, Cheer free. To get the stains and smells out of cloth diapers I used Oxiclean. Makes them look like new and smell great. I never did like Tide, besides, I'm allergic to it anyway.
 

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It may be build-up that your water at home couldn't get rid of but softer water at your in-laws is rinsing out. So, it could have nothing to do with detergent and everything to do with water. You may need use a lot less detergent at the in-laws than you're accustomed to if their water is super soft.
 

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If you have soft water, I think Tide can be your worst enemy. The suds are unreal in soft water. So, in answer to your question, I think Tide is the problem. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
BTW, we lived w/my IL's for the first year and a half of our marriage (and DS's life). Interesting, not fun at times, but interesting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Good luck to you and your family!
 

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I also use Tide - it's the only one I don't have problems with! I only use about 1/8 to 1/4 of the "1" line on the cap.<br><br>
I agree with pps, it might be the water/Tide combo. Do your ILs live in a different area and have harder/softer water?<br><br>
Maybe you could use your old detergent, just for your diapers (once you get the suds out)? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
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we use tide sometimes (depends on what's on sale that works for the Peanut) .. but only a tablespoon or two - or (since dh lost the spoon i used) 1/4 ounce measured in a 5oz baby bottle (i'm glad those things got SOME use!) and shaken up with 4 oz hot water <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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