Some people cite the need for “special” detergents as a downside to using cloth diapers. I see it as a positive thing, for sure! It is because we started using cloth diapers that we took a good, hard look at the detergents we had been using for our clothes, and realized that we were polluting the environment and leaving chemical residues on our clothes unnecessarily. There are some really great alternatives out there, and they don’t have to break the bank!
Today I’m featuring a very cool line of cloth-friendly detergent that is made by a work-at-home DAD! It’s called Eco Sprout, and I’ve been really impressed with it in the time that I’ve used it. I’m washing all of our baby girl’s clothes in this detergent, because they disclose all of their ingredients (which is not required in the U.S., by the way) so I KNOW that this stuff has no phosphates or enzymes in it. These are known allergens that cause things like eczema, and skin reactions. Babies are especially sensitive to these types of things, so I feel really good knowing that they won’t be present on our little one’s clothing. We’ll also be using it to wash her cloth diapers.
Cloth diaper veterans know that after time, “stink” (ammonia build-up) can become a problem on cloth diapers. Other users of Eco Sprout are reporting that this simply doesn’t happen to their diapers when using this detergent, so there’s no need to do any extra stripping or buy any extra products to battle the stink down the line. Love that!
Finally, I love that there are some really nice scent options for the cloth diaper detergent. I’ve noticed that the smell is light enough to not linger on the clothes after they have been washed, but they do make for a pleasant washing experience (which is so nice to have, especially when you are unloading a wet bag full of stinky dipes!). We’ve been using the Green Tea scent, which is so pleasant and calming. We’ve also had the opportunity to try out Warm Vanilla Sugar. Oh man, that stuff smells GOOD!!!
Overall, I’m just so excited to have this in my laundry room for when baby #2 hits the scene. I feel 100% confident with it based on my experience so far, and based on the experience that others are reporting having. You can pick up a 24/48 load of detergent for just $7.95. If you’d like to try samples first, those are also available for $1.75 and each do 2/4 loads!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win a 24/48 load bag of Eco Sprout Detergent in your scent of choice!