Now the issue becomes soap. You cannot use most conventional soaps because they have lots of not so nice igredients which equal diaper rash for babies when mixed with urine. I was using and had really liked a product called "Rockin Green". However I was finding that the ammonia smell was sticking around after washing. I tried stripping the diapers; pretty much washing them 3-4 times in hot water. But found I was still having an ammonia problem. I did some looking around on the internet and found this product. ECO Nuts. It is organic, fragrance free, hypo allergenic, biodegradable and non toxic. Plus it was only $11 something for 100 loads in comparrison to $22 for 80.
I used it for the first time last night and it worked great. Ammonia smell is gone and Nicholas' diapers are actually soft! Their website states that "Soap Nuts" can be used for all your laundering needs and I'm thinking that I'm going to give it a try once I've used up my other soap.
I'm aware that this post has nothing to do with running a daycare but this was too neat not to share! I've provided a link to their website where they have all kinds of information. It's great to try new things especially when it's cheaper, eco friendly, and fun!
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