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Which non bio powder you use and like for cloth nappies?

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shabbychic1 Sun 03-Jul-16 16:28:52

Just that really- researching non bios to start using before baby arrives. Using method liquid at the moment but after 6 months I'm having very mixed results with about 3 in 10 loads coming out smelling stale and weird. Unfortunate as I like the company's ethics. Nappy experts are saying not to use ecover for cloth nappies.

Nan0second Sun 03-Jul-16 16:30:54

Aldi own brand non bio. It's brilliant and we've started using it for everything!

shabbychic1 Sun 03-Jul-16 16:39:08

Thanks grin

poocatcherchampion Sun 03-Jul-16 16:40:21

A massive tub of Morrison's own. Works fine

rabbit123 Sun 03-Jul-16 16:44:29

Persil Non-Bio. The original and the best. Although you can still use bio on cloth nappies & baby clothes as long as you rinse well.

shabbychic1 Sun 03-Jul-16 17:01:22

Does anyone also use mio sanitiser? Is it needed?

GrubbyWindows Sun 03-Jul-16 23:25:27

I use Eco stuff for clothes (bio d liquid- their powder is shit...) but ariel bio powder for nappies. The non bio for babies thing is based on nothing, even the nhs has changed their advice on that now! I also use the full amount of powder, shock horror!!
Check out the nappy science gang, they have been running some actual experiments on the washing of cloth nappies, some interesting stuff there.

GrubbyWindows Sun 03-Jul-16 23:27:15

Ps- I use bio d sanitizer if washing at 40, I don't like the mio fresh, it left my nappies stinky. I don't use any sanitizer at 60.

user1464934899 Mon 04-Jul-16 08:21:43

Fairy Non Bio is the one i use:-)

Clairejessica123 Thu 07-Jul-16 10:31:48

Fairy non bio and violets mineral bleach when they need a freshen up

lljkk Thu 07-Jul-16 11:00:19

very happy using bio powder, actually.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 07-Jul-16 11:05:16

Bear2014 Thu 07-Jul-16 11:05:49

Any supermarket own non bio is fine, the cheaper the better as they don't contain things like optical brighteners that can damage the PUL. I also used a scoop of MioFresh. You only use half a dose of powder and then do an extra rinse.

shabbychic1 Thu 07-Jul-16 21:30:56

Thanks everyone. Re. Bio I thought it was not recommended as it degraded the cotton/ bamboo?

lljkk Fri 08-Jul-16 08:04:09

I never heard the degradation thing before. My towels don't seem to degrade in bio detergent. Tumble driers strip the cotton off of towels, fair enough.

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