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Old 01-26-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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What has changed in 8 years?

I CD'ed my 7.5 year old DD, and I'm very early into my second pregnancy. As I'm reading different threads, I notice some different ideas that what I did nearly 8 years ago.

For example, I read something last night that said something like, "I CD'd in the days of using as little detergent as possible..." I remember the standard then was to use CD "safe" detergent (NEVER Tide, lol) and to use as little as possible. Has that changed?

What else is different now?

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Old 01-27-2016, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: What has changed in 8 years?

Tide is hot now. Basically use any detergent that works for you (w/out fabric softeners) and the full amt or the amt needed to get them clean.

I now believe that prerinse/wash should be on warm because stains are best fought at the temperature they were created at --- that's not mainstream yet.

I started in 2009. Back then it was forbidden to put the absorbent insert/prefold under the flap in the front especially if you had a boy. Now that is expected.
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I think wash routines have changed in that they are simplified (for most people.) No more adding water to your front loader and no more Dawn strips. Bamboo is a popular fabric now, and a lot of people are getting away from synthetic fabrics.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:23 PM   #4
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Re: What has changed in 8 years?

I diapered in '08, and I never added water to my front loader, lol! I did a pre-rinse, hot wash, extra rinse with vinegar. I think I used some sort of free and clear detergent. All, maybe?
I have a top loader now, and I worry that the routine won't be the same.

Anyone know anything about using Kirkland brand detergent? We use the regular or the free and clear, whichever is cheaper at the time.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:41 PM   #5
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Consumer Reports rated the Kirkland Ultra something or other one of the best detergents. I have no personal experience with it though.
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