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Okay, I just switched to cloth yesterday & did my first load of laundry today. I think I messed up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I did a cold water soak & rinse then washed in hot water. When I went to take them out, one of the Thirsties has a big old poop stain on it. I tried washing again in cold (which did not help) and I'm rinsing again now, but what else can I do? I know I can't use bleach - is there anything else? OxyClean or anything like that okay? Oh, and I'm in Ohio <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold">: & can't hang it in the sun right now (wish I could!). Thanks ladies!
 

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What kind of detergent are you using? I started CD'ing with Dreft (on my old Gerber prefolds, before my good ones arrived) then switched to Charlie's when I got my good diapers, and I find it really does make a difference in fighting stains.
 

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I used Tide Free. I read Dreft is not good for CD - is that right? I have a WHOLE BUNCH of Dreft & I went out and bought the Tide Free w/ 2 sick kids today. AHHHH!!!<br>
The site I was on said Tide Free would be okay. I'm sooo confused! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: No one should have to learn this stuff with a new baby in the house! :yawning:
 

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Hi,<br><br>
I've found over 7+yrs of cd'ing that stains are a fact of life. If you choose to use bleach or something similar you're going to put holes in your dipes eventually! IMHO I think smell is far more important when judging how clean your dipes are. If they smell clean they're fine! I spray bac-out on poopy or overnight dipes and this seems to help w/stains to some degree.<br><br>
Hang in there and I hope your kids are feeling better soon!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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You're right, Dreft is not good for CD. I just wanted to use up as much as I could on the cheap diapers before I switched to Charlie's for everything. I was just trying to point out that detergent can make a huge difference. I don't know about Tide because I haven't tried it. I seriously haven't had a single stain though since I switched to Charlie's.
 

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You can use Oxy Clean BABY (and not regular) and it will help tons with stains!
 
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