Today was one of my cloth diaper washing days. Typically I wash every 2 days, 3 if I'm being lazy. This week I'm right on schedule!
Initially when I started cloth diapering Taj I started with All Free and Clear Powder. Honestly I've never really had problems. I didn't have build up, I didn't strip my diapers, I didn't have staining (and I never ever sun my diapers), and I never had an ammonia build up.
Even before I began blogging I was into testing different products trying to see what works the very best. So I decided to try All Free and Clear Liquid to see if I had the same results. I did not!! I started having horrible build up and spent three days washing the death out of my diapers to get all of the soap out of it. Not to mention I was having problems with the evil "S" word STINK.
After some major stripping I switched back to my All Free and Clear Powder. Everything was gold again!
After attending the GCDC this year I received some Eco-Nuts and a package of ECOVER. I will say they both seemed to clean my diapers with no issues but its hard to tell much from one wash cycle. I might someday look into doing a long term review of these.
Most recently I decided I wanted to try Tide since so many just love it. Just like the All Free and Clear Liquid, after just a few washes I again started having stink and build up. I even had slight staining on one of my inserts, a major downside for me. After another three days stripping the death out of my diapers, needless to say, I will not be using Tide again.
Currently I am reviewing Rockin' Green Soap. I will say that my first impression is good. The one thing about cloth diaper laundry that I've never liked is that everything smells so blah. I will say I am hopeful because Rockin' Green smells so yummy.. Stay tuned for the upcoming Rockin' Green Review and Giveaway.