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    Default Detergent for cloth nappies

    we have been building up our stash of cloth nappies and buying second hand it is really obvious some detergents are better than others.

    some or rough as guts. Others are left with an absorbency of zero. Some smell outright toxic. Others are grey and stained.

    i found an overview as to which US products are suitable here http://www.diaperjungle.com/detergent-chart.html but that doesn't really translate to Australia.

    Which detergents would you recommend?

    follow up Question: any wipes & nappy balms that should be avoided with cloth wipes? I understand castor oil is bad but that's all I'm aware of.

    thanks a ton

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    There's some Facebook groups you can join that have lists of detergents.

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    Look into a FB group for MCNs as pp said.
    I use Biozet liquid ( I don't think the powder is mcn safe) after much experimenting with purity, earths choice, bosistos. Have been using it for about 18m.
    I use cheeky wipes, put about 2 days worth of wipes in the container with water & essential oil, some people make up a mix with coconut oil too & do fancy stuff like keep the mix warm in a thermos but DD didn't seem to mind cold wipes!
    Basically any cream that contains zinc is a no no for MCNs (so pretty much all of them). I've used plain coconut oil & grovia magic stick. Most creams you get in the chemist contain zinc so maybe worthwhile ordering some mcn specific stuff.

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    Do a strip wash with baking soda and vinegar. That should get smells and stains out. Sometimes theres a build up of detergent, this strip wash should get it out.

    Don't use a hot wash, the hot water destroys the absorbency of the nappies.

    Lots and Lots of sun is a best thing for them. That and sing a mild detergent. Pure soap flakes are good.

    And I always used homemade babywipes. Way more natural.http://wellnessmama.com/1459/homemade-baby-wipes/

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    I would do a strip wash that will help with absorbency. I use planet ark powder with a teaspoon of napisan in the extra wash spot and then I put it on an extra wash. In terms of nappy creams I've never personally used any just a bit of breastmilk (if you're feeding) works the best. I use chux cloth cut into squares as wipes. I put them in a huggies nappy box and soak them with calendula oil.

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    I use a small dash of OMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    There's some Facebook groups you can join that have lists of detergents.
    Ha! Thank you!i joined clean cloth nappies down under and bam! there's a detergent index, benchmarked according to criteria and all. and a rash cream index

    happy camper

    and there's myth busters http://www.fluffloveuniversity.com/c...cloth-edition/
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