Best Laundry Detergent for Cloth Diapers?

June 23, 2010

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My cloth diaper stash, at least for the newborn period, is complete.

Except for one thing.

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I make my own homemade laundry detergent, which I love because it’s so cheap and easy and I go months without running out.

But since it’s got soap in it, I don’t think I should use it on my cloth diapers. I’m thinking it would eventually impact absorbency.

A detergent based product seems best.

(In years past, I washed my diapers with whatever I used on my clothes… usually, something like All Free & Clear.)

Anyone know of a homemade laundry detergent that’s soapless?

(I found one that calls for equal parts: Borax, Washing Soda and Oxy-Clean “free”.)

What do you use to clean your diapers?

I also want to avoid brighteners and enzymes, two things that even “natural” laundry detergents often contain.


Diaper Jungle has an excellent page of recommendations.  A couple of the top ranking products aren’t available at my local Whole Foods or health food grocery store.

I don’t necessarily want to do mail order either.

What’s your favorite detergent for washing cloth diapers?

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One Response to “Best Laundry Detergent for Cloth Diapers?”

  1. Cool Baby Clothes on July 3rd, 2010 2:38 am


    I also have question as yours. I also want that please suggest me some one. How to wash diapers?

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