Best Laundry Products for Nappies

Having noticed a lot of people asking the best laundry product for cloth, I thought it was high time to include this category for reviews of the best and worst cleaning products for washing nappies.

9 comments:

Maisiemog said...

I liked ecoballs for our nappies. I tried lakeland ecoballs and some others from Ebay.
It definitely got rid of the powder build up, particularly in hemp nappies, which got rid of the smells.
They are also great for coloured nappies, as they keep the colour bright. Not so great with whites or stained nappies, but a bit of oxi-action sorts out stains and hanging out in the sunshine bleaches out stains.
I washed at 60 degrees - and used a bit of white vinegar in the rinse.

Kristin said...

I've used Allen's Naturally liquid detergent for at least 6 months now and I no longer have stink problems and detergent build-up in my diapers. It's also an environmentally-friendly cleaner and it's very concentrated so you use only a small amount. I use half a capful or less of AN detergent for each load of diapers (and the cap size is small). One quart-sized bottle of AN could last me a year or more!

Marie said...

I use Surecare as DS has sensitive skin. I don't think this is the most environmentally sound powder, but it doesn't sud-up like other standard non-bios so I don't get the build-up problem that I use to.

Anonymous said...

We use Eco balls, Soap Nuts and Ecover Non-Bio powder - depending on what I feel like using! It is great to use Eco Balls and Soap Nuts as they are so much cheaper and kinder to both skin and the planet but now and again I give my nappies a blast at 60 with the powder. This combination works very well for us.

Jo said...

We use Bio-D powder which is vegan and eco-friendly. However, I now just use this for a pre-wash and then do the main cycle with eco-balls or nothing at all.

little kiwi said...

I use bold 2 in 1. Maybe not the most environmentally friendly choice but in my hard water area I find it breaks down the hard water and cleans nicely, plus it smells good and the softener keeps the nappies from going crispy.
Used to use non bio but found it didn't work well enough in the hard water.

nicola said...

I have been using ecoballs for 5 months on my daughters nappies. (mothercare terry squares and onelife shaped) They have left large bald patches in both and now holes in the terry squares. Has anyone else had bald patches/ holes in their nappies?

Emma said...

I use soap flakes - they leave nappies beautifully soft and clean and are also lovely and cost effective.

I use terry nappies so also pop white vinegar in my conditioning drawer to act as a fabric conditioner as you can't use fabric conditioner in your wash ... if you have nappies with a PUL lining you shouldn't use white vinegar though, as it can destroy the lining.

Brilliant for really sensitive skin and excellent for the environment as they have no phosphates, bleaches etc ...

HTH
Ems
xx

Maisiemog said...

I have had Rocking Green recommended to me by a nappy user - so thought I would pass on her comments.
She said it removed the ammonia smells very successfully and got the nappies very clean.