Cloth diapering is no longer just a fad. It’s big business. And keeping them clean can be a big job.
New parents are pulled this way and that trying to do right by their babies. It can be confusing, frustrating, exasperating.
De-stress your life with Charlie’s Soap. Your family will be safe because of our non-toxic formula. Our products are safe for septic systems.
The best way to use Charlie's Soap for Diapers:
- The machine should be cleaned of all residues of other detergents before washing diapers with Charlie’s Soap. (Already use Charlie's? Skip this step.)
- Put 2 TBSP of the Powder or 2 fl. oz. of the Liquid into the machine and run a full cycle with some old rags. Rinse twice. Always use at least the full dose of Charlie’s Soap for a diaper load: 1 oz. of the Liquid or 1 TBSP of the Powder.
Charlie’s Soap will rinse completely so do not worry about residue. Charlie’s Soap needs that full amount to be effective. More may be required for excessive stains.
Diapers that have been washed in anything other than Charlie’s Soap likely have detergent residues. Charlie’s Soap will clean those residues to the exclusion of other stains until they are gone. It may take several washes with a full dose of Charlie’s Soap to remove these residues.
It is advisable to wash diapers new to Charlie’s Soap a full 4 or more times before using them on your baby. We want to make sure that nothing but the diaper comes into contact with your baby’s skin.
Charlie’s Soap will remove a lot of the bacteria in a diaper during the normal wash. But for your baby’s safety, we recommend you follow some disinfecting routine. Since no disinfectant is perfect for each customer, we recommend you contact your diaper manufacturer to see which method they suggest.
For day-to-day washing, we recommend a wash routine like this:
- Cold water rinse.
- Long warm wash with Charlie's Soap, disinfectant, and if you have hard water, Charlie's Booster.
- Short cold wash with Charlie's Soap alone and finish up with a double rinse.
We believe that clean, dry, residue free and sanitized (frequently changed and disinfected) diapers are best for babies and babies' bottoms.
Our detergents contain no ingredients or additives that are designed to bind to fabrics; and they contain no antibacterial agents, either. Subsequently, Charlie's Soap is residue-free. Because your results using Charlie's Soap may vary due to your particular water conditions, your washer and your baby's sensitivity to bacteria, we suggest you follow a procedure like the following:Charlie's Soap is not a disinfectant. Follow care instructions on your child's diapers, but make sure to kill bacteria that might have survived the washing process by boiling, sunning, 1/4 cup vinger (rinse), 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide (rinse) or 1 tablespoon bleach (wash). Left alone, such bacteria can cause severe, burn-like reactions.