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Friday, November 14, 2014

bumGenius Detergent Review

As a retailer, I do my best to only carry only the BEST products on the market. In order to make sure that this is the case we test our products. Sometimes I do it myself, ask my beloved employee, Brittney, to try them or find a good friend/customer. I've stocked my Cleaning & Skin Care section carefully and meticulously, with products that work well and that our local customers have found to work for them.

When I first started on my Cloth Diaper Journey back in September of 2010 I purchased a complete stash of bumGenius diapers and detergent. I never had a problem with it, but when we opened our store I couldn't get the bumGenius line so I tried Eco Sprout.....then Rockin' Green.....then Charlie's Soap.......then back to Eco Sprout.......and now I'm back to bumGenius.

I opened my bag of bumGenus Detergent on September 5th and I still probably have 5-6 more loads left in the bag. I do my best to wash diapers every 2-3 days. We have a traditional (old school), top loading machine, VERY hard water and no water softener system. My wash routine consists of a short wash cycle on WARM/WARM, a long wash cycle on HOT/COLD and another short wash cycle on WARM/WARM. I put 2 scoops of detergent in the HOT/COLD wash and if there is a particularly large amount of poopy diapers in the load, I'll toss a scoop in the pre-wash cycle. I do NOT use bleach. I do NOT strip my diapers. I do NOT have stink issues. I DO have stains. No lies. I do. Stains, so long as your diapers do not stink, are CLEAN. If you take offense to stains, then I recommend some good old sunshine, even when it's cold, to bleach those blemishes out of your precious diapers.

Just remember one thing: They are designed to catch poop, so to think they will never stain is slightly unrealistic. 

So, it is safe to say that I will get 3 months of use out of one $15 bag of detergent. You can't complain about that, right? Will bumGenius be the answer to your washing issues? Maybe not. But it's very possible that it will. I'm here to help you through the transition if you'd like to try it out. 

Some other bumGenius products that may help you along your journey include:

The bumGenius Diaper Sprayer to help you get all that icky, stinky poop off the diapers.

And bumGenius Odor Remover to help control the stinkies in your wet bag and after washing.


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