I have been using cloth diapers for my daughter practically from birth. When she was very small, washing the diapers wasn’t much of an issue because she was only nursing and not eating solid foods. The diapers came clean pretty easily. Now that she is almost 16 months and eats a good amount of solid foods it’s different. I wash the diapers on the longest possible cycle, including a pre-wash, heavy soil setting, hot water, and an extra rinse at the end. This method was working fine for a while but as she got older I noticed that when the cycle was done they still smelled a little funky. I started experimenting with different things in the wash and have finally found something that works…
Cycle:Pre-wash, heavy soil, hot water, extra rinse at the end.
Detergent: Shaklee Get Clean Powdered detergent (this is both effective and safe for the baby’s skin). Use a full scoop in the section for the main wash and a full scoop in the section for the pre-wash
First Addition:add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to both the main wash section and the pre-wash section
Second Addition: add a tablespoon of Shaklee Get Clean Nature Bright to both the main wash section and the pre-wash section
This method has been working great. This way I only have to run one long cycle which saves me time and money on the electric bill. I have tried a lot of different detergents and different things added into the wash but this has gotten the best results.