I’ve mentioned it once or twice, but baby number 3 is going to be cloth diapers. And, we’ve jump started this a bit with our three year old. As much as I dislike saying it, she still isn’t dry overnight. And, she’s been soaking through her disposable “big girl panties” so, I decided to give some of the cloth diapers I have acquired a try.
Whew…those things sure stink in the morning, which left me wondering what I was going to use to clean them.
Many of the cloth diaper companies recommend using Rockin’ Green laundry detergent for cloth diapers, so I contacted th
em to give it a try. It is an eco-friendly cleaning products designed to make cleaning easier and greener. What’s great is they produce detergents for hard, soft and normal water conditions (known as Hard, Soft and Classic Rock varieties) and if you aren’t sure which type of water you have, they have a map that will help, or they will send you a water strip to test the hardness of your water.
And, what’s fun, is with the exception of Funk Rock, all products come in seven natural scents, such as Mighty Mighty Marshmallow, Earth Wind & Orchids, Rage Against the Raspberry, and Bare Naked Babies (unscented).
It’s nice to know that Rockin’ Green was founded in 2009 by Kim Webb, an avid cloth diapering mom who desired a better way to clean cloth diapers and treat her kid’s sensitive skin. So purchasing this is supporting a US mom and her business!
- Gentle for longevity. The new blends have a lower PH than other detergents on the market, which means that it’s even gentler on fabrics and diapers.
- Safer for sensitive skin. Having undergone cosmetic testing, Rockin’ Green can be used on the most sensitive of skin types*.
- Better cleaning power. Designed to deliver more cleaning power per scoop, many customers have found a 60 percent reduction in stains, and are able to reduce the amount of “rock the soaks” needed.
* Testing was done on Rockin’ Green’s unscented soap called Bare Naked Babies
I picked the lavender mint in classic rock. It has a very, very subtle smell. It only typically takes 1-2T of the soap to do a load of diapers, too, so you know this will last a while.
It was very low sudsing, and is good for both a top loader (like my machine) or an HE front loader (you just use less soap).
So, far, we’ve had good success with the Rockin’ Green Detergent and we will continue to use it for our cloth diapers.
They’ve recently added a forum where you can go to get help and suggestions if you are having issues with your washing routine.