I've been using cloth nappies for years and always thought I'd been doing the right thing not using fabric conditioner but it turns out there's loads of other faux pas I was committing by using liquid detergent!
So, explain this to me, if both powder and liquid mix up with water to create a diluted soap, what difference does it make if they start off as powder or liquid? Surely they both dissolve into the water? Tell me the science behind this theory.
And someone just mentioned to me that Ecover is not so good. I'd been finding it great for the clothes and nappies so far (we're one bottle in, but have used the powder in the past). I think that it was better for my daughter's skin than the Supermarket non-bio.
Over the years I've tried supermarket non-bio, Ecover powder and liquid, Simply tabs, Bold 2in1, Ecoegg....
These days we do a pre-wash and then put the detergent in the drawer for the main wash. I was finding my nappies weren't coming out clean enough otherwise, despite it being a longer wash than I would like.