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Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

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Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby doodlebug » Sat May 09, 2009 6:52 pm

I've been using non bio but after reading another thread i was wondering if bold 2 in 1 is the best option and is it ok to wash the wraps in it too? Thanks.

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Annette
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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby Annette » Sat May 09, 2009 6:58 pm

Yes and yes.

Bold is fine on nappies and wraps :D

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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby doodlebug » Sat May 09, 2009 7:11 pm

Annette wrote:Yes and yes.

Bold is fine on nappies and wraps :D


Thank you. I'll be buying some next time i go shopping! :thumbsup:

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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby rhead » Tue May 26, 2009 7:58 pm

Anybody using the liquid, and if so how much? I got some while it was on offer but have mixed feelings - on the one hand my night nappies no longer stink (I don't know whether that's down to changing detergent or my various vague efforts at stripping), but they don't smell particularly nice/clean when they come out of the washer either. I use 60ml for a load of clothes and about 30ml for nappies, maybe I need to add more to get them a bit fresher?

I've also noticed that because it's soooo thick there's usually a bit left in the detergent tray after a wash, so maybe less is getting into the actual wash than I think.

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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby doodlebug » Sun May 31, 2009 9:09 am

rhead wrote:Anybody using the liquid, and if so how much? I got some while it was on offer but have mixed feelings - on the one hand my night nappies no longer stink (I don't know whether that's down to changing detergent or my various vague efforts at stripping), but they don't smell particularly nice/clean when they come out of the washer either. I use 60ml for a load of clothes and about 30ml for nappies, maybe I need to add more to get them a bit fresher?

I've also noticed that because it's soooo thick there's usually a bit left in the detergent tray after a wash, so maybe less is getting into the actual wash than I think.


Sorry i have no idea about the liquid. I use the powder and i use about 1-2 teaspoons full. Anymore and i have to rinse and rinse and rinse.

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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby buzzybee21 » Sun May 31, 2009 2:12 pm

I have an answer to this from ukwhitegoods.co.uk


Powder is the original detergent format and to this day it has all the technologies available in it, you get the full cadre of cleaning power in a powder so after that it only comes down to how good it is. I know it’s potentially messy and harder to get home but it really is the best.

Tablets are different as most are hard pressed by a stamp, it’s basically just powder though that is highly compressed. The big problem is that some take quite a while to dissolve and therefore you can’t use them in the soap drawer, except Ariel tablets. You will also need a net or bag for any bar Ariel tablets as otherwise, since they don’t dissolve so fast, they can sit on clothes and the bleach makes short work of any coloured items. So tablets are good in some ways, poor in others.

Liquid is the most convenient in many ways to a lot of people as you just pick up a bottle and pour it in. well, that’s the theory at least.

In practice liquid can cause a lot of trouble, especially for service engineers. You see, it’s easily overdosed and this can cause no end of harm to a machine and that goes back to the tip about dosing on the first page, it really is vital to get it right or expect a bill for the engineer as manufacturers generally do not cover for detergent misuse which is the way they view these problems.

If the dosage doesn’t get you then the smell might, liquid detergents do not and cannot at this time contain a bleaching agent (nor is it ever likely to) so the bacteria doesn’t always get killed in the machine. This can congeal and for a rather smelly mass which is not good for your nose or your machine and that’s one of the reasons why I recommend a maintenance wash and why it has to be done with powder or tablets, so that there’s a bleaching agent to remove any bacterial build up in the machine.


So, Bold 2-in-1 is fine because it has a different softener than the others and the powder is recommended over the liquid. I haven't used Bold liquid but I was using Ecover liquid and my machine smelled very, very rank :puke:

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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby clarge » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:44 am

Thats really inetersting. I have used liquids for ages and my machine stinks and i have tried so hard to clean it... Powder it is! Bold 2 in 1 here i come !

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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby flutterby » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:19 am

love bold i panic about using liquids ad they all seem to be concentrated, i'd worry about causing a build up, considering just how little powder you need to use

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Re: Is bold 2in1 the recommended and is it safe for nappy wraps?

Postby emmalala » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:45 am

since i switched from liquid to powder my machine doesnt reek anymore. i couldnt figure out what is was! and i buy a big box of bold powder and it lasts AGES, and thats with 2 adults and 4 kids :wink: i bought a box a month ago for £10 and its still got a load left in it.

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