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Baby Clothes, Squeaky Green

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Author: RealMomofNJ

I've always been good at doing laundry, but since becoming a mom, I've become a master. Notoriously adorable, babies are also notoriously messy. And my daughter is no exception. So I do a lot of laundry. A LOT of laundry. I knew from the start that I wanted to get her things as clean as possible while avoiding chemicals that might irritate her skin. So I've devised a method that is both baby- and eco-friendly.

For starters, I opt for a detergent that is safe for infants and the environment. The one I use is biodegradable and doesn't include dyes, perfumes, phosphates, or optical brighteners: Seventh Generation 2X Concentrated Baby Laundry Liquid. Next, I launder her items separately from the rest of the household wash, and unless otherwise instructed by the label, I wash them in cold water. Often, it's recommended that you wash baby items in cold water anyway so that stains aren't cooked in, which is perfectly aligned with my energy-saving, use-cold-water-only strategy for laundry. After said cold washing, I line-dry everything (weather permitting) to save even more energy.

An added bonus of line-drying: for whites, the natural bleaching power of sunshine can't be beat.

And there you have it! Baby clothes, squeaky green. Your messy baby will thank you for your efforts. How? By producing more laundry.

Do you have green laundry tips of your own to share? Please do!

photo: jhecking

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sef78
12/03/10
Our Free & Clear detergent can be used for many cloth diapers. I know some people look for detergents that are free of enzymes for the cloth diapers, all of our detergent do contain enzymes. Hopefully this can help you find the right detergent for your home. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service dept. with any other questions, 800-456-1191.
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alternativehousewife
11/23/10
Do you guys make cloth diaper safe detergent?