Velvetsteph wrote:I find Ariel biological doesn't really smell of anything and turns out it's not so bad for the environment as you'd think
Thanks, pre baby work was researching enviro/human rights records of companies & Ariel's Procter &Gamble, so I know I'm being bloody minded, but I just won't buy it, even if the product's not so bad. And I know, you can't help some people
i have just bought something new
i bought it in waitrose but it is this http://www.simplywashing.com/laundry/simply_active/
i havent tried it yet, and tbh am getting on well with soap nuts on any non-whites atm, but its got good reviews from good housekeeping and ITS NOT EXPENSIVE!!!! i never usually by the eco friendly stuff as i just cant justify it, i will happily use soda crystal and vinegar etc etc, but resent paying a milliuon pounds for something to wipe my table with...and this is cheaper than what i usually buy, and eco friendly, and in a pretty packet...and surely it would have been wrong not to try it!!!!
might be worth a try for you?
another idea is buy some fleece and make some cheap liners to prtect your nappys from staining and then wash them inwhatever you like!
I've made some fetching pink fleece liners and they're not so bad, we're still at explosive poo stage though and it does tend to get beyond the liner. Also ds takes nappy changing as a cue to do 1-3poos on the change mat EVERY change (my mum says this should be good news for potty training!) so I usually have alot of terries and muslins absolutely blasted yellow, I spose its better than the nappies though
I've been given some soapnut samples to try out I'll have to dig them out! My ecover gets delivered in 5 litre refills and we've just been filled up so it'll be a while before I try another detergent, but I'll bear the other stuff in mind.
babyroo wrote:I don't know if ecover do any stain remover powder stuff, but I would definitely recommend their liquid stain remover - it has a brush head you can scrub the stains with and was the only thing I found which would remove tomatoey stains from Katie's clothes
I've got their liquid one - use it when dh dribbles olives down his front
I think they do a percarbonate powder (oxygen bleach) so I might give that a go. Percarbonate is one of the ingredients (not the main) in the php nappy soak so I'm hoping its not the one that causes reactions, it shouldn't be I think. Fingers crossed, that or I'll just stick to sunshine and hide the yellow ones at the back!!