I have been using a mixture of Rockin’ Green and bumGenius detergent for many months now. I haven’t had any stinkies or repelling or issues of any sort. They are good detergents. They are made for cloth diapers. They work. I had no reason to switch detergent.
However, with the release of the new Eco Posh products, there were very specific detergent instructions, including the fact that the detergent needed to have enzymes.
I have read the detergent “debate” on Kanga Care’s website before. It made sense to me that a detergent should have enzymes in order to get the diapers clean. No bleach, no softener, no additives. But enzymes, yes.
The top recommended detergents from Kanga Care are Tide Original, Gain, and Ecover. I have never paid the price for Tide detergent, but this time I was curious. Could it really work? Is a regular detergent acceptable?
I couldn’t fend off my curiosity this time – I had to know from personal experience. So I bought a box of Tide at Costco during my last shopping trip.
I cannot believe the difference in my diapers from just one wash in Tide! I never thought my diapers had a problem, but they were very grey and dingy compared to their appearance now! The linings of diapers that are nearly two years old look brand new. Even some long time stains are barely visible!
Kanga Care has done extensive testing on various detergents. They are also a leading manufacturer of cloth diapers, and cloth diapering parents with much experience. They recommend Tide.
I plan to continue using Tide on my diapers and see what the results are. If you want to give your dingy diapers a facelift, or if you are having detergent battles, I suggest you try Tide!