One of the most important things about cloth diapering can be the detergent you choose. Using the right detergent from the beginning is highly recommended. We field many support phone calls from cloth diaper users that find their diapers are stinky, no longer absorbing, or have disintegrated. Here at GoGo Natural we want you to succeed in cloth diapers & the best way is to get you off to the right start!
Keep in mind that every detergent works a little differently in every environment. For instance here in Arizona we commonly have very hard water, which does not allow detergents to dissolve in water quite like softer environments. Key ingredients you will want to stray away from in any environment are going to be:
Enzymes – naturally break down materials
Dyes & Fragrances – harsh chemicals that may lead to skin irritation
Brighteners – leave build-up leading to smell issue
Softeners – waterproof the fibers so that diapers will no longer absorb
We have given our recommendations based on a 5 star scale. We truly only recommend using the 5 star detergents, but many moms have found great success using the 4 star detergents. Our favorites that you will find also for sale in our store are: Tiny Bubbles, Charlie’s Soap, bumGenius, & Allen’s Naturally.