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Tiffany would like to know:
Has anyone had tide ruin their diapers?
I wrote about my cloth diaper washing survey results, which showed that more people with damage to their diapers were using “safe” detergents. Though antecdotal, I have been using Tide for 2.5 years with no damage, and Oxi Clean Free for 1.5 years, also with no damage.
Bummis has released lots of great laundry science info, and while the jury is out on optical brighteners, experts say that enzymes will not hurt your diapers if the detergent is well rinsed before drying. If chemicals/enzymes remain on the diapers, then are exposed to heat in the dryer, that may cause damage.
Tide use is a bit controversial in the cloth diaper “world” and of course, follow your manufacturer’s washing instructions, but some manufacturers actually recommend a detergent with enzymes. I wouldn’t have been able to continue with cloth if I hadn’t discovered Tide!
Has Tide ruined your diapers?
Please note that I recommend carefully following your manufacturer’s washing instructions. Maria and Change-Diapers.com are not responsible for damage or injuries.