Today I am happy to share with you a review of RLR Laundry Treatment, that was made possible by Stacey over at Bouncing Babies!
I have often said that I use a lot of pocket diapers. 80% of my collection are those that come with microfiber inserts. I didn't know until after purchasing as good portion of my stash that microfiber are notorious for stink! And stink they DID!!!
Then, my babies' bottom burst out in a crazy, angry diaper rash, something totally new to me, even after 11 months of cloth. I had purchased some used dipes on the net and didn't realize you had to strip them. I always washed used diapers REALLY well, bascially prepping them as I would a new diaper. I never had any problems until that week. My poor boy was in disposables for the whole week + a trip to the doc. (which of course was on the last day of the rash, so the doc thought I was crazy because the bum was lookin' good by then!)
Worried yeast or bacteria would stay in the diapers and perpetuate diaper rash problems, I was told about stripping for that purpose. I tried the Dawn dish soap technique. Twice, because the first time I used an ultra concentrate (oops) so I had to go out and get the old school original kind and try again. It worked okay. I wasn't super impressed and thought it was kind of a waste of water for the results I got. Now I was worried that in addition to yeast and bacteria, there would be the addition of a new soap to the mix! Eek!
Then, in one of my mama groups online, Stacey at Bouncing Babies recommended I try RLR Laundry Treatment. So I did. And, one week after stripping my inserts, still no stink. I am confident that if the smell is gone, the bad things like yeast and bacteria and detergent build up are gone as well! I couldn't be happier to see my boy in his CLOTH diapers again, worry free!
I did a load of 15 daytime-sized micro fiber inserts and 3 hemp inserts. 2 were used and so dingy and set-in stains they were beyond help for making them look nice again, but the stink came out, so I feel like they are clean even though they are dingy. The rest of the inserts look and smell like new! I put in one packet of RLR and could not believe the amount of suds that developed! I continued to rinse until the water was clear, then continued with my normal detergent and did diaper wash process as usual -- so, the RLR Treatment couldn't be EASIER! There is also a 'soaking method' which is explained at the Bouncing Babies website, under the RLR Laundry Treatment tab, for those of you who go that route. RLR should be used on fitteds, prefolds, and inserts only. Pocket diapers with stay-dry liners and similar should not be used with RLR.
I'm very pleased with my results and will be switching to RLR for all of my stripping needs for diapers, but I also plan to use it on my whole families' clothing. We have hard water and RLR helps to get all of the mineral, dirt, and random other particulate build up out of fabrics, to make them look, feel, and smell a lot better! You can find RLR at many retailers, including Bouncing Babies! Click here to purchase your own RLR Laundry Treatment, at just $2.50/packet, it's well worth it! There are also bulk options to buy RLR Laundry Treatment, so stock up and SAVE! No more worrying about smells in your house from ammonia-soaked diapers. This really does work. I'm so happy that I happened upon this product!
Bouncing Babies also offers a great selection of Cloth Diapers such as bumGenius, GroVia, Thirsties, Flip, OsoCozy and Fuzzibunz. They also provide a wide variety of Cloth Diaper Accessories and Laundry Products.
**Disclosure: My opinions are 100% my own and I was not paid by anyone to write my review. I was given a complimentary product to complete the review.**