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Is Rockin Green Detergent Any Good For Cleaning Cloth Diapers?
Rockin Green is a cool new cloth diaper detergent brand that I heard about through my friend Emmy. She is a long time cloth diaper’er with all three of her kids and she could not stop raving about this detergent.
Rockin’ Green is one of the few hypoallergenic laundry detergents that is both safe for babies’ sensitive skin and does not leave residue on your diapers even in hard water. I am a devoted convert from my old standby detergent, Arm and Hammer, to Rockin’ Green.
Will Rockin’ Green work in hard water?
There are 3 formulas depending on the type of water you have.
- “Soft Rock” for soft water
- “Hard Rock” for hard water
- and “Classic Rock” for everything in between.
If you don’t know if you have hard or soft water, just look at your bathtub or shower stall. See any water stains or rings around your bath tub? If so, then you definitely have hard water.
Don’t know if you have soft water? A good test is the “squeaky clean” soap test. When you shower or do the dishes do you get a squeaky feeling when you rub your fingers together? Or do your fingers feel slippery? Soft water will leave things feeling slippery and soapy even after all the soap has been rinsed off. If things are “squeaky clean” then you definitely do not have soft water!
How Many Loads Of Laundry Can I Wash With Rockin Green?
Each bag of detergent costs less than $20 and you can wash between 50-90 loads of dirty diapers.
You don’t need to use a lot of detergent, about 2-3 scoops with the scoop inside is enough for a large load of dirty diapers.
If you are trying to clean off any hard water or chemical residue from your diapers then you will need to use more detergent per load.
Rockin’ Green Diaper Detergent Review
Rockin’ Green diaper detergent comes in a variety of kid friendly scents with cute music themed names such as “Smashing Watermellon”, “Classic Rock Bare Naked Babies”, and “Funk Rock Ammonia Bouncer”.
Kudos to the guys at Rockin’ Green for trying to make laundry a bit more fun! Here’s the full list of scents:
- Bare Naked Babies
- Earth, Wind and Orchids
- Lavender Mint Revival
- Mighty Marshmallow
- Motley Clean
- Rage Against The Raspberries
- Smashing Watermelons
- The Plain Green Tea’s
The scent covers up any unpleasant poopy diaper smells when you’re washing them, but the it does not stick on the diapers. This is because Rockin’ Green uses gentle ingredients that do not build up on diapers. There are no enzymes, dyes, harsh perfumes, or bleaching chemicals in this cloth diaper detergent. Cloth diapers washed with Rockin’ Green come out smelling clean and fresh instead of perfumed.
How does Rockin’ Green work?
Because there are no extra sudsing chemicals in Rockin’ Green, you won’t get the regular soap bubbles that you’re used to with regular laundry detergents. When you use Rockin’ Green you will notice that your water will turn cloudy and dark with all the stuff that’s coming out of your diapers. It’s pretty gross but this is a good sign of how well your diapers are being cleaned. Just be sure to run an additional rinse cycle at the end to flush everything out.
Does Rockin’ Green cause buildup?
Rockin’ Green is one of the best cloth diaper detergents for stripping off build up in all types of water conditions.
Regular laundry detergents and fabric softeners will cause leaking and odor problems because they don’t rinse off completely. The residue creates a coats the fibers of the diaper and keeps them from working like they should. This will make your baby miserable and can lead to problems such as diaper rash.
I have never had a load of dirty diapers not rinse clean with this detergent. Rockin’ Green is a great alternative that rinses clean every time with no lingering perfume or build up and it does not give my baby diaper rashes.
Considering the amount of dirty diapers you can wash with one bag, the price is not too bad. Each bag can wash about 45 big loads or 90 large loads of diapers. You can find all the formulas and scents at Amazon. Plus if you have Amazon Prime you can get free 2 day shipping through the Prime program. With free shipping, that comes out to 22-44 cents per load of laundry.
Get it at: Amazon.com
I’m Jane and this is my project to chronicle everything I’ve learned as I raise my little one.