There has been a lot of cloth diaper talk on my blog lately (and there’s more to come!) but one thing that usually doesn’t get mentioned is how to take care of them. You shouldn’t use just any old detergent on cloth diapers because it can lead to build-up (ie the diaper won’t absorb the liquid anymore) or stinkies (a very technical term) but you don’t want to spend a fortune trying out detergents to find one that works! That’s where Rockin’ Green comes in.
I was sent a bag of Rockin’ Green’s Classic Rock formula in Rage against the Raspberry. With a description of “this raspberry and honey blend will have you running around the laundry room looking for the mosh pit!”, I had to smell it for myself! It smells just like they say it will when you add it to the washer, yet when the diapers have dried there isn’t a scent at all. I think that’s a good thing actually since it means that any “problem” smells aren’t masked by a perfume in the detergent. You can tell from the first wash that the diapers are actually clean!
The best part is that Rockin’ Green is good for more than just diapers. While preparing for the new baby, I pulled out some of my daughter’s newborn clothes and found that some had stains that had appeared during their time in storage. I tried soaking them in an oxygen-based cleaner and washing them and the stains were still there.
I have heard of people “Rockin’ a Soak” (basically, if your cloth diapers have build-up or smell issues, you soak them for a few hours/overnight in a tub full of Rockin’ Green to get rid of the problem) so I decided to give Rockin’ Green a try on the sleepers. I soaked them for 90 minutes in my laundry tub with hot water and about a tablespoon of Rockin’ Green, then put them through the washing machine and the stains were gone! I love knowing that I have a special weapon on hand to fight against the many, many ways babies can stain their clothing.
There are 3 different types of Rockin’ Green to choose from, depending on the water type in your area:
- Soft – this formula is designed for those that have sensitive little ones or soft water.
- Classic – this is the original formula, and is great for those with moderate hard water, or just those that are battling with stinkies. Comes in unscented and scented varieties.
- Hard – This formula is designed for the most troubling of water types.
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