As parents we can spend a lot of time picking “the right one”. The right food, the right clothes, the right toys, the right diapers, the list just goes on and on. One of the things that I”ve had the most trouble picking the right one of is detergent. Seems simple, but when you use cloth diapers it’s important to have the right detergent. It has to not cause buildup on the diapers, and not bother your little one’s tooshie.
If you live in the US, Canada, or Europe you’ve got lots of choices. Here in Malaysia my choice was always very limited. It was a pain in the butt dealing with detergent buildup on my pocket diapers, but I didn’t really have a choice and it was still worth it to not use disposable diapers. I switched to Gro Baby diapers a couple months ago, so I don’t have to worry about buildup causing leaks, but I still have to worry about Svara’s skin sensitivities. The thing is, I really don’t know if it’s the detergent causing the problems or not. She has always been prone to diaper rash on and off, but I thought once she was potty trained I wouldn’t have to deal with it anymore. But since she still wears diapers while she’s sleeping I guess it can still be a problem!
There is a new detergent made by the natural baby company (same maker as the Gro Baby diapers) and I can’t wait to give it a try! It is called Tiny Bubbles. It will eventually be available here in Malaysia, but since I’ll be visiting the US within the next couple of months I’ll definitely be bringing some back with me. A lot of people have tried it and love it. I hope it helps Svara’s rash (unless it is caused by something else other than detergent, which is entirely possible…)