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Borax and cloth diapers?

If you don't cloth diaper, please don't bother responding to this. I have a legitimate question, and would prefer to read legitimate answers rather than 50 "ewwww gross why do you cloth diaper, my disposable plastic nasty pants are just fine" posts.

I have been considering making my own washing detergent. I cloth diaper, and use a mix of bumgenius organics and goodmamas with thirsties covers. I am unclear on borax and cloth diapers. Any good, reliable information?

I am open to recipes for detergent that I can use on my cloth diapers and my clothes. Anything else I should know would be great.

 
apexmommy

Asked by apexmommy at 11:24 AM on May. 2, 2009 in Home & Garden

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Answers (9)
  • Apex,

    2 Cups of grated soap
    1 cup of borax
    1 cup of washing soda

    2 Tablespoons per load of laundry :)
    SmileyMoo

    Answer by SmileyMoo at 3:54 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • I wash our diapers in vinegar. =] They're g's though, not cloth. Maybe you could try it though?
    MelanieLouise

    Answer by MelanieLouise at 1:09 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I said though too many times. I've been awake for 10 minutes and my coffee's still brewing. Forgive me. =]
    MelanieLouise

    Answer by MelanieLouise at 1:10 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I agree vinegar works ten times better than Borax. Borax can be very strong and just as must sensitivity issues with little ones.
    Momma_Halo

    Answer by Momma_Halo at 1:30 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I wash my BGs in homemade detergent. Have done so for over 17 months and they are still in mint looking condition :) This article might offer some help

    SmileyMoo

    Answer by SmileyMoo at 1:43 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I was planning on using vinegar in a rinse cycle with mine but we have hard water and apparently vinegar makes hard water a serious issue...
    SxdUpAngel

    Answer by SxdUpAngel at 1:45 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I have no idea, but I will say that I'm totally uncomfortable with borax for ANYTHING.
    When we did cloth diapers (Fuzzi Bunz), we washed them in vinegar and baking soda because that was the instructions I was given.
    RanaAurora

    Answer by RanaAurora at 2:51 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • So what are some good recipes?
    apexmommy

    Answer by apexmommy at 6:09 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • SmileyMoo, what is your homemade detergent?
    apexmommy

    Answer by apexmommy at 1:31 PM on May. 3, 2009

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