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soap nuts, RLR, and Charlie Banana (have a question about each of these)

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 ok ill start with the easiest (i hope). at a target by my dads they had cloth diapers in store! they only had Charlie Banana brand. i had a $20 gift card and really didnt need anything so i decided to buy one of the diapers to see how it works (we really need more diapers in our stash...long story). so here is the question have you ever tried them and how did you like them/ what have you heard about them. i only bought 1 and it was free cuz i had the gift card but i would like to know your experiences with this brand.

next is RLR. has anyone used this to strip and how well of a job did it do. we have a top loader thats a little old and we have hard water.

Last but not least is soap nuts. if you have used them did you use them on just cd or all your laundry. does it work well?  we have been using rockin green. we have hard water so we use the formula for hard water, up until recently its been working really well, have you ever had a buildup from soap nuts?

 our wash cycle has been a prewash in cold with funk rock (its a product from rocking green to help with ammonia), wash with 2 scoops or soap, and then 3 hot rinses(it was two but since we moved to this apt it has increased to 3 because the washer is slowly dying. maintenance is supposed to come tomorrow to fiz/replace it) even with all the rinses it the diapers smell sometimes and i think its a build up. i want to get some rlr and strip them and then use soap nuts for our laundry and diapers to prevent build up from happening again... but i want to know if the products are going to work before i buy them.

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by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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Momma2013
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I live in Kenosha right now - do you order from this store or live in WI and go there?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 http://www.rgnaturalbabies.com/i_426/RLR-Laundry-Treatment.htm

Quoting Momma2013:

What's RLR?

 


rmgriffberg
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:15 PM

 we live in lake geneva and we go there. i love it!!! the owner is always so nice :)

Quoting Momma2013:

I live in Kenosha right now - do you order from this store or live in WI and go there?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 http://www.rgnaturalbabies.com/i_426/RLR-Laundry-Treatment.htm

Quoting Momma2013:

What's RLR?

 

 

 

JMmama
by Silver Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM
I love my soap nuts. I use them for everything. I find my clothes feel softer and there is no "detergent" smell. I also have very hard water. I do still occasionally have to strip my diapers and I use Calgon to strip but I have been very happy with the soap nuts.
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Momma2013
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Aww - that's awesome! I wish I'd known you were so close before. We're moving either March or April. Baby will be here in about 3 weeks! :)

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 we live in lake geneva and we go there. i love it!!! the owner is always so nice :)

Quoting Momma2013:

I live in Kenosha right now - do you order from this store or live in WI and go there?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 http://www.rgnaturalbabies.com/i_426/RLR-Laundry-Treatment.htm

Quoting Momma2013:

What's RLR?

 

 

 


rmgriffberg
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:20 PM

 aww yea for baby coming soon. ours is due end of feb :) we will be moving in may...no idea yet where lol

Quoting Momma2013:

Aww - that's awesome! I wish I'd known you were so close before. We're moving either March or April. Baby will be here in about 3 weeks! :)

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 we live in lake geneva and we go there. i love it!!! the owner is always so nice :)

Quoting Momma2013:

I live in Kenosha right now - do you order from this store or live in WI and go there?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 http://www.rgnaturalbabies.com/i_426/RLR-Laundry-Treatment.htm

Quoting Momma2013:

What's RLR?

 

 

 

 

 

Momma2013
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Oh wow! Military or just to move? DH just got a job in IL so that's why we're moving otherwise it's about 2hr45mins of driving EVERY day! And I'm already driving a lot too. So do you cd?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 aww yea for baby coming soon. ours is due end of feb :) we will be moving in may...no idea yet where lol

Quoting Momma2013:

Aww - that's awesome! I wish I'd known you were so close before. We're moving either March or April. Baby will be here in about 3 weeks! :)

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 we live in lake geneva and we go there. i love it!!! the owner is always so nice :)

Quoting Momma2013:

I live in Kenosha right now - do you order from this store or live in WI and go there?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 http://www.rgnaturalbabies.com/i_426/RLR-Laundry-Treatment.htm

Quoting Momma2013:

What's RLR?

 

 

 

 

 


tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM

1-We like CB, the sized ones fit best but I love the OS too.  The thick band at the back and the front pockets are nice

2-we used RLR but with the hardwater it took like 3 washes with it to really work...BEST thing we did was really hot water and blue dawn to strip, then use tide free and calgon to wash

3-never use soap nuts

Hard water is a PITA with cloth diapers but the funk rock did NOTHING, the hard rock by rockin green did NOTHING, vinegar made things worse

rmgriffberg
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

 we are in a small 2br apt and with baby #3 on the way we need a bigger place. we could stay in the area (great school district) or move closer to our church and more jobs. dh has had to turn 3 good ones down cuz of how far the drive would be. we do cd. my dd is 18 months and we have cd her whole life. my ds is 4 and has a sensory disorder so he isnt potty trained and has been in cds for about 20 months now

Quoting Momma2013:

Oh wow! Military or just to move? DH just got a job in IL so that's why we're moving otherwise it's about 2hr45mins of driving EVERY day! And I'm already driving a lot too. So do you cd?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 aww yea for baby coming soon. ours is due end of feb :) we will be moving in may...no idea yet where lol

Quoting Momma2013:

Aww - that's awesome! I wish I'd known you were so close before. We're moving either March or April. Baby will be here in about 3 weeks! :)

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 we live in lake geneva and we go there. i love it!!! the owner is always so nice :)

Quoting Momma2013:

I live in Kenosha right now - do you order from this store or live in WI and go there?

Quoting rmgriffberg:

 http://www.rgnaturalbabies.com/i_426/RLR-Laundry-Treatment.htm

Quoting Momma2013:

What's RLR?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

butterflyk1ssez
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

RLR is great - I have VERY hard water.. I live in Santa Fe county in New Mexico

Charlies Soap is actually recommended in my area for cloth diapers because it works really good on hard water and same with Tide orginal not HE.

I hated funk rock - felt like it created more build up in amonia.

Are you using microfiber inserts???

I have a top loader.

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rmgriffberg
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM

 i was thinking of trying Charlies if the soap nuts didnt work- i am allergic to tide and both my kids have eczema so we never use tide and have started only using all natural soaps for all laundry.
we are using microfiber inserts

Quoting butterflyk1ssez:

RLR is great - I have VERY hard water.. I live in Santa Fe county in New Mexico

Charlies Soap is actually recommended in my area for cloth diapers because it works really good on hard water and same with Tide orginal not HE.

I hated funk rock - felt like it created more build up in amonia.

Are you using microfiber inserts???

I have a top loader.

 

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