Detergents for Cloth Diapers

Ever since I’ve launched BabyDetergents.com, friends and followers bombarded me with questions on what detergent to use in washing cloth diapers. So here are some of my recommended laundry detergents in washing cloth diapers.

Mountain Green HE Free and Clear. Mountain Green is an all-natural detergent brand that uses 95% organic ingredients in all of their its products. It contains no enzymes, optical brighteners, dyes, bleach, and fragrances. This HE laundry detergent can get the stain and stink out of your child’s cloth diapers effectively.

Method Baby Laundry Detergent. Method is another popular brand next to Dreft. It uses natural enzymes to remove tough stains and dirt on baby clothes. I have tried using this product and it can get rid of both stain and odor in just a few cycles. However, Method contains brighteners. I’m not a fan of products with optical brighteners.

Bio-O-Kleen. Bio-O-Kleen may not be as popular as Dreft, Method, or Ivory, but this detergent can absolutely wash out tough stains and dirt on your clothes thoroughly. It is mild on your skin and on your child’s sensitive behind. Made from organic products, you are assured there are no chemical propellants that may cause rashes or allergies.

Arm & Hammer Essentials Free. Arm & Hammer is a brand popular for their baking soda detergent. Nevertheless, their line consists of various products that use organic substances as their main ingredient. The Essentials Free is a really strong detergent that could wash and clean cloth diapers in just a few cycles.

Babyganics Loads of Love. Babyganics is one of my favorite laundry detergents. Not only is it made from organic ingredients, but also it is easy to use. It is 3x concentrated compared to regular detergents. Loads of Love can wash and disinfect soiled cloth diapers. It is easy to rinse and you are assured there’s no harmful residue left in the diaper. No need to worry about rashes on your baby’s sensitive skin.

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Cloth diapers require more effort and meticulousness in washing. It is best if you immediately wash these diapers. Do not let the stain sit and sink in the fabric. But in case you have other priorities, you can simply soak it in water for a few minutes. Throw it in the laundry bin with a dash of baking soda. However, for solid waste, it is still best if you wash the diaper immediately.

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