Detergent is one of the biggest obstacles when starting to or continuing to cloth diaper. In fact, it is the #1 reason I didn’t start at my son’s birth.
Believe it or not, detergent is a rather controversial subject. There are a few “cloth safe diaper detergent” charts out there that give detergents rankings based on whether they contain ingredients like dye, fragrance, brighteners, whiteners, enzymes and so forth.
Like so many others, I didn’t want to risk hurting my diapers, or my kid’s tushie. So, when I couldn’t find a “safe” detergent locally, I gave up. Then the detergent drama began. I managed to find one, but then I saw it was not safe on another chart. Round and round we went.