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I know, another thread about detergent! But I'm really wondering why there seems to be so little agreement. Could it really be different water?<br><br>
I've been CDing for 2 1/2 years and I'm really wondering about the wisdom of just a little detergent. When I used the full amount in the beginning I had stink prob's when they peed.<br><br>
I used sensi clean for a long time, but it's too expensive (I have to mail order it). I had no problems, but I've read a ton of scary stories since them.<br><br>
I usually use just a tiny bit of Purex. They come out fine, except I have diaper cream build up on all my fleece. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm thinking of using the regular amount of detergent. *Gasp* I feel like I'm breaking a CDing taboo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
Dawn doesn't seem to do much (I'll add a tablespoon with the detergent). I've considered just using the Dawn.... It works fine if I hand scrub with Dawn. But it will be a cold day when that's my routine (esp with 2 in dipes, lol!). Now I read it has sulfur (!?) which has burned some kiddos. Ugh.<br><br>
Soooo.... What do you think?
 

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I think diffrent factors can make a diffrence I'll give a few examples<br>
My first place in West Texas VERY hard mineral water dtertergent wasn't enough and I praised adding Calagon to the wash it was a life saver and I used about 1/4 amount of mnormal detergent.. (mostly ALL then)<br><br>
Moved to Tucson the Calagon suddenly made everything repell <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: and my ALL suddenly had DD breaking out I needed a diffrent type of detergent and a little went a long ways<br><br>
Moved here again issues the heat and location of laundry is a breading ground for bacteria.. and I need full amount of detergents and bleach to keep things clean<br><br>
My parents home need way less but they also have prior detergent build up.<br><br>
Yes its crazy
 

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it has to be the water.<br><br>
i can't tell you hoe many times a day i double over in laughter when i heasr about the newest greatest washing technique.<br><br>
you know that advice, right?<br><br>
"stand on your head, wiggle your pinky toe, levitate stack of dirty diapers with your jedi mind, sprinkle said diapers with fairy dust, rinse very quickly with orange juice in a soda spritzer, and then hang them dry on the tallest sky scraper you can find. oh but DO NOT stop standing on your head. if you do, your diapers will IMPLODE!"<br><br>
oh man. i use the normal amount of tide, dry on high heat, and fold. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: i have never had a problem unless i bought a diaper used - and i am going to go ahead and blame that on the water of the previous owner. (not my unwillingness to use my jedi mind tricks and skyscrapers),<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> jenna that was great!<br>
I have tried quite a few techniques. I am just going back to simple detergent and now gonna add a little bleach 1-2 tbs ( i think we have a yeast issue) . Since we live in an apt the machines say 1/4 c is all you need so that is what we use. I was thinking of getting a travel size bottle of tide at Target tomorrow and try that out!
 

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I've been CDing for 2 1/2 years and I'm really wondering about the wisdom of just a little detergent. When I used the full amount in the beginning I had stink prob's when they peed.</div>
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I think it's a few different factors....different water, different water temps, different washers, different preferences (like some people may not mind a little bleach, but others think it is evil <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ), ect.<br><br>
I think the reason you had stink problems in the beginning was *because* of using too much detergent. Build-up can cause serious stink when the pee hits them.<br><br>
Personally, I recommend trying Dawn alone before anything else. I've been using it for 3 weeks and it's worked better than anything else I've tried. I don't have to use vinegar, baking soda, or anything else with it. Just Dawn. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We have soft water here if that makes a difference.<br><br>
If you are using a tbsp of dawn with your regular detergent now, you're using too much probably. A little dawn goes a looong way and adding the full amount+your regular detergent is probably overload. Do you check the last rinse to make sure the water is clear?
 
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