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<b>I am going absolutely crazy trying to find a laundry soap for my dipes that won’t cause build up AND gentle enough for my two sensitive tushie kiddos</b><br><br><br>
DS2 is still in dipes and is one of the kids that get’s a rash from Charlie’s. So I have been using washing soda and Simple Green with an extra rinse at the end and it worked great<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">…until I had DD. She gets all spotty and red if we use the simple green.<br><br>
I then switched to a homemade version with grated up soap & washing soda which sent the eczema on my hands into a loop<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: Right now I am using Ultra Sunlight Sensitive Skin on both laundry and dipes but I am not sure if it has whitners/brightners in it.<br><br>
Does anyone here have any info/feedback about the Sunlight? I’m out of ideas and seriously contemplating giving up cloth at this point and selling my stash<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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Have you tried Allen's Naturally? One of the few detergents that list all the ingredients on the box. Allen's is more gentle than Charlie's, but seems to be just as effective - we love it! Everyone I know raves about it! We know some children with eczema and it's the one detergent that doesn't cause any issues.
 

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Have you tried Country Save? It's highly recommended for diapers on sites like <a href="http://www.bummis.com" target="_blank">www.bummis.com</a> and <a href="http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com" target="_blank">www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com</a><br>
It leaves virtually no residue. We been very happy with it. You can buy it at London Drugs here in Canada. That's where I get mine. <a href="http://www.countrysave.com" target="_blank">www.countrysave.com</a> lists there other retailers.
 

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I second Country Save! Its the best I think for all kinds of dipes!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>I am going absolutely crazy trying to find a laundry soap for my dipes that won’t cause build up AND gentle enough for my two sensitive tushie kiddos</b><br><br><br>
DS2 is still in dipes and is one of the kids that get’s a rash from Charlie’s. So I have been using washing soda and Simple Green with an extra rinse at the end and it worked great<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">…until I had DD. She gets all spotty and red if we use the simple green.<br><br>
I then switched to a homemade version with grated up soap & washing soda which sent the eczema on my hands into a loop<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: Right now I am using Ultra Sunlight Sensitive Skin on both laundry and dipes but I am not sure if it has whitners/brightners in it.<br><br>
Does anyone here have any info/feedback about the Sunlight? I’m out of ideas and seriously contemplating giving up cloth at this point and selling my stash<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
TIA</div>
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I use sunlight sensitive skin and think its great hasn't caused any problems with my diapers or any rashes. I say if its working for you and your baby isn't getting a rash from it stick with it<br><br>
My dd got rashy from simple green too
 

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Thx for the tips Mamas<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We don't have a Londondrugs anywhere near us, and I haven't seen it in our local stores, so the country save it out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Ill check about the Allens at the HFS tomorrow.<br><br>
Does anyone have any ideas on how to find out if the Sunlight Sensitive has optical brightners in it? I checked their website and there was no info. I called the 800 number and all I could get was an operator speaking french and apparently I don’t remember a darn bit of all that french I had to take in school<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> Any one seen the sunlight discussed in another forum/article?
 

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Hey mama!<br>
I used Sunlight for Sensitive Skin for a long time with no problems at all.<br>
I've been using Seventh Generation Baby (from Save-on-Foods in B.C. ...I'm not sure what province you're in...) since this baby's birth & really love it.<br>
This babe hasn't ever had a single diaper rash (knock on wood) & she has <span style="color:#FF0000;">really</span> sensitive skin. She's had tons of other rashes (usually face...excema type related to my diet or environmental) but never a dipe rash!<br>
I also have a FLer (dunno if that makes much difference)<br>
but I know you can use the 7th Gen stuff in a regular washer too.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">BCmamaof6 Another BC Mama over here!<br><br>
I was feeling all good about finding a new soap today when I was heading down town...but Im back to contemplating selling my diaper stash<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Our local HFS does not carry Allens or ANY UNSCENTED laundry soaps whatsoever<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br><br>
I got through to Sunlight today and the sensitve skin product does contain a "florecent whitening agent." When I inquired if ANY of their products did not contain optical brightners he told me "no, perhaps you should try looking for one of those baby soaps"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br><br>
I looked up Seventh Generation soap on <a href="http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/detergentchoices.htm" target="_blank">pinstripes/poka dots</a> and its marked to avoid (because of enzymes)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br><br>
I am totally open to any and all other suggestions lol.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">BCmamaof6 Another BC Mama over here!<br><br>
I was feeling all good about finding a new soap today when I was heading down town...but Im back to contemplating selling my diaper stash<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Our local HFS does not carry Allens or ANY UNSCENTED laundry soaps whatsoever<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br><br>
I got through to Sunlight today and the sensitve skin product does contain a "florecent whitening agent." When I inquired if ANY of their products did not contain optical brightners he told me "no, perhaps you should try looking for one of those baby soaps"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br><br>
I looked up Seventh Generation soap on <a href="http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/detergentchoices.htm" target="_blank">pinstripes/poka dots</a> and its marked to avoid (because of enzymes)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br><br>
I am totally open to any and all other suggestions lol.</div>
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I bought some liquid BioVert soap from the health food store here in the okanagan<br><br>
Its made in canada so it likely won't be on any review sites, but the ingredients are listed " water, coconut derived cleaning agents, natural essentials oils (less than 0.02%)<br>
Contains no dye or preservatives no salt in the formulations to avoid long term damage on fabrics and washing machines "<br><br>
Its ultra concentrated, and hypoallergenic<br><br>
I've only used it for 6 loads, but the clothes are coming out really clean (that's tough when youve got three boys<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )<br><br>
Maybe that will work?
 

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here are some links with info and reviews about the soap<br><br><a href="http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2006-03-30/goods_ecoholic.php" target="_blank">http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/200...s_ecoholic.php</a><br><br>
somewhere way on the bottom of this page you can find in english "Environmentally- Friendly<br><br><br>
Biovert products are biodegradable according to OECD study # 301e<br>
Unlike the majority of cleaning products on the market, Biovert products do not contain chemical additives which harm the environment such as phosphates, formaldehyde, enzymes, NTA, EDTA, bleach and laryl sulfate.<br>
Biovert products are not tested on animals" <a href="http://www.ethiquette.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1425&lang=en" target="_blank">http://www.ethiquette.ca/index.php?o...d=1425&lang=en</a>
 

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Thx...im off to read the link<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You could try making your own soap but skip the grated soap bar (just use Borax and washing soda) - this is what I do and it doesn't make our ezcema flare up.<br><br>
I've tried Allen's (<a href="http://www.raisedinreusables.com/catalog.php?item=48&catid=24&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D24" target="_blank">from this online store in Vancouver, but she's out of stock now</a>) and Nellie's (<a href="http://www.extraordinarybabyshoppe.com/nellies.html#soda" target="_blank">bought it here in Ottawa</a>) and they both seemed to be alright. Between the two, I think preferred Allen's but my favourite is my home recipe.<br><br>
Some people use Nature Clean, which is sold at Loblaws and SuperStore here and is manufactured in Canada.<br><br>
Good luck - the hunt for the right laundry detergent is a frustrating one but it's heaven when you finally get it right! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Update -Thx for all your suggestions!! Ive got some Allens on order and one of the mom's at the local bf clinic brought me a baggy of Country save to try out. I did a load today and it worked great<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
We got into a bit of a debate though about washing dipes and whether regular loadry soaps (with optical brightners etc) is really an issue for build up. Theres probably an old thread on here somewhere about this...but what do you mamas think? FYI the concensus was that normal laundry soap is fine, that most people got build up at some point or another regardless of what they use.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We got into a bit of a debate though about washing dipes and whether regular loadry soaps (with optical brightners etc) is really an issue for build up. Theres probably an old thread on here somewhere about this...but what do you mamas think? FYI the concensus was that normal laundry soap is fine, that most people got build up at some point or another regardless of what they use.</div>
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well I use mostly regular scent free laundry detergents and have never had an issue with build up. But I do switch detergents sometimes on a whim, tide free and clear to sunlight sensitive. right now we are trying the biovert<br>
So maybe that keeps buildup at bay not using the same detergent for years
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well I use mostly regular scent free laundry detergents and have never had an issue with build up. But I do switch detergents sometimes on a whim, tide free and clear to sunlight sensitive. right now we are trying the biovert<br>
So maybe that keeps buildup at bay not using the same detergent for years</div>
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By default, changing soaps seems to be our new system too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> -hopefully it will work for us too.
 
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