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Is RIT Whitener & Brightener Laundry Treatment safe for cloth diapers? Can we use it like RLR Laundy treatment?
From what I am able to find, the ingredients are salt and optical brighteners. I’ve written about optical brighteners before, since there is some controversy about whether or not the optical brighteners in a “standard detergent” will cause damage or repelling. My personal opinion is that the optical brighteners in detergents are unlikely to cause damage however, I don’t think I would use Rit whitener & brightener. I feel you would have better luck sunning your diapers/inserts.
If you are looking for something to help you “strip” diapers, I always recommend beginning with a bit extra of your detergent, followed by several hot washes with no detergent. I find that adding things often makes things worse!