My daughter is almost 2 1/2 months and has been experiencing rashes. I've switched from ALL free and clear to Tide Original Power. She broke out in a rash after just wearing the Tide for an hour and a half. She is pretty sensitive to fragrance (lightly scented aveeno made her break out in a rash). I was hoping to switch to Ecover Zero Powder. We have soft water, a whirlpool cabrio, mostly GMD prefolds, flats, and thirsties and flip covers (two bumgenius pockets and 2 smartbottoms AIO).
1. Would you strip? How would you strip? I've seen such conflicting info on this and the definitions change everywhere. I have already added diluted bleach to wash twice and have done 3 washes, hot, no detergent.
2. What new wash routine would you start?
Fluff love (I know another love/hate) recommends:
Prewash - Normal, heavy soil, high spin, half scoop Ecover.
Main wash - Heavy duty or whites, heavy soil, high spin, hot water, 3-4 full scoops Ecover, 1/2 cup borax.
Machine needs to be exactly 1/2 full for main wash. Prewash can be less.
EcoBoost OFF for all washes.
Deep Clean ON for all washes.
I bolded what I was concerned about.
a) High spin? Too rough on cotton or AIO?
b) So much soap? Is this necessary to you guys? Soap in prewash with soft water?
c) Borax on every wash or every one in awhile?
d) Deep Clean. GMD warned against it getting too hot.
I know this is massive. Thanks for your help if you can.