GADbaby’s New Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent


You know what I love about cloth diapering? I’m never bored.  And I never have to worry about money burning a hole in my pocket!

Despite my complete satisfaction in using Kirkland’s Environmentally friendly detergent, I always have this guilt for not using something from a WAHM.

There is something so special about supporting a family, not to mention the pride in using a product that you know was made in the kitchen with the help of the whole family.

When I saw that a “neighbor” had created a natural laundry detergent and one that was perfect for my hard water, I knew I had to try it.

Rockin’ Green Detergent is lovely.  The scent is not overwhelming, but perfectly pleasant.  Before using Rockin’ Green I thoroughly stripped my cloth diapers.  I wanted to make sure to get an accurate assessment of how this detergent works in the long run.

So far I am pleased with the performance.  I always encourage the use of hand-made products.  This is one you won’t be disappointed with.

Before I tell you more about Rockin’ Green I have to tell you a story.  Kim, the GADbaby mama, also sells Green Acre Designs (GADs) cloth diapers.  I always assumed that Kim was the creator of GAD. 

Why? Because she has done an amazing job of establishing herself as the GAD website.  It wasn’t until I clicked on her “contact us” page that I discovered she was simply a lover of GAD cloth diapers.

As a WAHM that runs an internet business and is very familiar with internet marketing, I must say Kim has me impressed.  Not to mention, GAD cloth diapers are arguably the best pocket diaper available and that has me coming back to her website many times a week (to window shop of course ;) ).

If you haven’t tried a GAD pocket cloth diaper, you are missing out on the trimmest pocket I have ever used.  They fit like a glove and now you can even choose a luxurious bamboo inner!

GIVEAWAY!! Kim has generously offered a chance for one reader to win a GAD cloth diaper in their choice of insert and color! (details below)

Below is a description of Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent taken from the GADbaby website:

Does your rock hard water have you down?

Are you sick and tired of battling with stinky diapers?

Then Rockin’ Green should be on your cloth diaper playlist! It comes in 2 rockin’ formulas and tons of sweet fragrances, which is music to anyone’s ears.

Choose from:

* Soft Rock: A mellow tune that is great for the sensitive little ones in your life.

* Classic Rock: This is the sound that started it all. Our original formula is great for diapers and regular clothes. So use it on everything!

In one of these yummy fragrances-

* unscented
* fresh linen
* baby powder
* cherry almond (this is the one I have…YUM!)
* vanilla lavender
* monkey snacks
* lemon
* cherry lemonade
* brown sugar
* cucumber mint
* ocean rain
* vanilla buttercream
* berrie & cream

This diaper detergent was born out of necessity and perfected over many months. It’s made of all natural stuff, which is good for the planet, and is great for sensitive kiddos that have trouble with conventional soaps. Best of all, it is totally safe for cloth diapers, so you don’t have to worry about repelling.

Got hard water? We got you covered- this stuff was designed to bust through the minerals and grime and leave you with clean smelling, sparkly diapers.

Here’s what a few lucky testers had to say about Rockin’ Green:

I’m amazed and thrilled that your detergent didn’t break my baby out! My diapers have never looked better!

-I just want to tell you that after many many washes with your detergent I can’t bear to use anything else! It is fantastic for our water and gets my dipes so so so clean. Much better than anything else I have used. Thank you! And if you ever think you are going to stop making it please let me know so I can make a LARGE order.

- I love, love, love the detergent, so I will be back for more. It was like a cloth diapering miracle! Now, what the heck do I do with 30lbs of unused Country Save?

-It is fabulous. It’s wonderful!! I need more!!

- I liked it! Used the last of it today and want more.;)

- Clean diapers, no stinkies and no extra rinses. Liked it a lot!

-So much BETTER than my old routine! It will be much easier on my front loader. I won’t have to strip the dipes all the time anymore.


For a top-loading washer, use 2 tablespoons in a full load of laundry. For extremely soiled loads, three tablespoons may be required.

For a high-efficiency washer, use one tablespoon in a full load of laundry. For extremely soiled loads, two tablespoon may be required.

Rockin’ Green makes the diaper laundry FUN again!

Ingredients: sodium carbonate, sodium borate (in original formula only) , sodium hexametaphosphate, oxygen cleaners, surfactants

GIVEAWAY!! One reader will also win a 45 load bag of Rockin’ Green in their choice of scent!

I want to win!

How to enter: (2 separate comments. Easy peasy.)

1) Tell me your favorite cloth diaper and which one you are dying to try!

2) What is your favorite thing to do with your children?

Contest ends Monday @ noon.  Winner announced by 1pm on July 13th!


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at

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183 Responses to “GADbaby’s New Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent”

  1. martha_l Says:

    1) We love Blueberry side snaps, but now I'm dying to try a GAD side snap! Those colors ROCK!

    2) I love to steal all my children's sugar (kisses) as I call it, and just roll around on the floor with them while doing it! We all just giggle to our hearts content! It's the best feeling in the world! I sneak in a tickle or two of course! ;)

  2. Misty Says:

    My fav thing to do with DS is to hold him and cuddle with him. I love all the facial expressions he makes, as well as all the noises he makes at just a month old.

  3. Misty Says:

    My fav diaper is Blueberry All in One, Stuffable. I love it! It is super trim, snap placement is good and I can put an extra insert in, if needed.

  4. Jennifer Says:

    One of my favorite things to do with my children is to read to them. They love it and I love it!!!

  5. Jennifer Says:

    My favorite diaper is FuzziBunz and now I am dying to try a Green Acres Design diaper.

  6. Hally Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kids…hmmm….tough one, but I'm going to say bedtime books, just after bathtime. When they're all sweet smelling and cuddly, that's my favorite!

  7. Hally Says:

    My favorite so far is a tie between my Chunky Monkey and my GAD…but I'm LUSTING after trying a bamboo GAD…just got to sell some CD's to have the PP funds to buy one!

  8. stacyrudolph Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kiddo is watch (okay play with her) in the Pop Fountain at the local neighborhood shopping center!!!!

  9. stacyrudolph Says:

    I am new to cloth diapering but I love Rumparoos.
    I would like to try Baby Kicks True One Size Hemp Poked Fitted.
    Of course I haven't tried GAD either!

  10. Jen D. Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my children is probably to sing and dance with them. They love it and it is a whole family activity.

  11. ilumynate Says:

    daughter isn't coming till october, so not sure which diaper will be my favorite yet. i am excited to try fuzzibumz and bumgenius tho.

  12. scottandrae1 Says:

    One of my very favorite things to do with my son is swim in the community pool. I love when we go to the deep end and he jumps into my arms from the side. I think how wonderful that he always trusts me to catch him, time after time. I have no happier memories!

  13. scottandrae1 Says:

    My favorite diaper is the Meadow Lime PUL with Light Blue Microfleece GAD, I love the geen and blue, and love fleece on the inside. I am dying to try this. I also am thrilled to hear about the rockin detergent, because our water is so very hard in our community well. I cannot wait to try it.

  14. Jen D. Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper right now is Sassy Pants which are made by a stay at home mom. I love these pocket diapers. I would love to try a Grobaby cloth diaper, especially the new vanilla one with snaps, but I also would love to a Good Mama fitted diaper…oh there are so many that I have not tried. :)

  15. Jen Says:

    I love my Holden's Landing Diaper! It is beautiful and super absorbent! I can't choose just one to try! Applecheeks, g diaper and knickernappies are the ones I am just itching to buy!
    My favorite thing to do with my sons is just to play trains on the floor and make up stories with them. They come up with some fabulous train adventures LOL!

  16. Hokiejewel Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kids… hmmm. That really is a tough one — I enjoy most things that we do together. I'd say taking walks — we love that. It's fun to see what they can discover!

  17. Hokiejewel Says:

    My new favorite diaper is the Gro Baby! It is working FABULOUSLY for us and is sooooo easy to use!

    I am dying to try a Sustainable Babyish Organic Bamboo Fleece Fitted. :)

  18. Valerie Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my daughter is take her to the pool – she loves to splash around in the water!

  19. Valerie Says:

    My favorite diaper: softbums AI2
    Want to try: Bum Genius Organic

  20. Mrs_Smithx3 Says:

    2)My Favorite thing to do with my daughter & one in the womb (due end Sept/Beg Oct) I love when my DD cuddles with me and my belly/her sister. She is even calling my belly “Baby” which gets me very excited and emotional because I grew up with 3 brothers(2 older 1 younger) and never got to grow up with my older sister (Plus there is an age difference). It makes me happy to know that my daughters will be close in age, best friends and love each other. I enjoy the little moments with each.

  21. Karin Marie Smith Says:

    First off Autumn I love your blog!! Very helpful to a 1st time mom switching to Cloth!

    1) My fave Cloth diaper at the moment in time would be Fuzzi buns pockets. (I'm new and don't have a big stash) I would love to try Gdiapers with a prefold or these GADbaby dipes sound really good and are cute!

  22. Kristy Says:

    1. Favorite diaper at the moment Mother Ease we no longer have any leaks, but we have a big cloth diaper butt!

    2. My favorite thing to do with the kids (2 yrs & 8 weeks) would be our evening walk down the dirt road with the baby Owen in the Moby wrap and Isabella in the jogging stroller! We see lots of deer and other fun critters you find roadside out in the boonies :)

  23. nmoeller01 Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my boys is play barefooted with them in the backyard. The zen time we have together outside in the grass is what I most look forward to!

  24. Karen Says:

    It is hard to pick a favorite thing to do with my children, but I guess I would have to say that I really love playing in bed with my two girls in the morning. It is rare that we get to do this as I work 4 days a week, plus my older DD (6 yrs. old) has school 7 days a week if you count Sunday school. Both girls like to laze around in the morning and we love to just cuddle and tumble when we get the chance. Thank goodness for summer vacation!

  25. Karen Says:

    My DD is a heavy wetter. I have tried BGs and they worked for a while. I am into Softbums now (per Autumn;s suggestion) but Sarah, herself, says they can't be overstuffed (which I need for nights). So, after reading Diaper Pin reviews, I would like to try Very Baby Simply Nights as I've heard fitteds work well for nights since they offer more coverage, and I like that there is a fleece lining to keep the skin dry. Hoping to sell off the BGs to fund one of these new ones.

  26. nmoeller01 Says:

    Our favorite diapers are pockets, but it is a toss up between Bumgenius 3.0 and GADs. I really would like to try the bumgenius organics…I bet they are so soft!

  27. tarasmunn Says:

    I love going for walks around town with the kids in the evenings. Great time for catching up and just being relaxed as a family.

  28. tarasmunn Says:

    I love the new Rumparooz (G2)! And I'm dying to try fitted diapers

  29. jeniver Says:

    My favorite things to do with my kids is to curl up and read a book together. From 2 to 9, they all love this too.

  30. jeniver Says:

    My favorite cloth diapers happen to be ones I have made recently. They are pockets with Alova Suedecloth as an inner and PUL as the outer. I have extended the rise and tabs to fit my son and love them. He is 27 months and no where near potty training, so these will last a while.
    I would love to try GADbaby's pockets or any other pocket that is trim and easily adjustable. I prefer snaps over velco and like fitted back and legs.

  31. Denise Says:

    Baking is my favorite thing to do with my kids, even my 2 yr old loves to stir cake or cookie batter.

  32. Denise Says:

    My blueberry OS minky is my current favorite & I'm eager to try the GAD I ordered last week.

  33. Denise Says:

    My current favorite diaper is my Blueberry OS minky

  34. Heather Says:

    I just purchased some of the detergent last week. I have used it once so far. I got some sampler pkgs of the vanilla buttercream and ocean rain. they smell delish! kim was great to work with and was quick to answer my questions. im currently waiting on some new bamboo inserts and then the detergent will be put to the ultimate test!

  35. Heather Says:

    I love to take my boys to new places(zoo, amusement parks, to the park,etc) to see their reactions and to get them out of the house!

  36. Heather Says:

    I LOVE fuzzi buzz and am trying the new os now. I am dying to try a blueberry or even a GAD after reading your review of them!

  37. Joceline Says:

    My favorite diapers is probably my BumGenius 3.0 pockets, now that I had them converted to snaps (in love!). I'd love to try a GoodMama.

  38. Joceline Says:

    I would love to try this detergent! My favorite thing to do with my kids and husband is to go for long walks in the city, where there is lots to look at and explore!

  39. Kristy Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper is the BG 3.0. I love how bulletproof it is and how trim it fits. I'm dying to try a Sposoeasy AIO or a Grobaby….the reviews of both seem amazing.

  40. Kristy Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my son is playing on the floor with him and snuggling him in bed in the mornings. He is soo cuddly.

  41. Sarah Davis Says:

    my fav diaper is my nighttime sustainablebabyish. really want to try GAD.

  42. Andrea Says:

    I just got a new bike, so taking A out for a ride is so nice. I get some exercize and she laughs and talks and points to all the things she can see behind me. Also, We love to swim in out pool. Keeps us cool and she LOVES to kick her feeties!

  43. Sarah Davis Says:

    I love to watch my daughter's face as we swing in the backyard, priceless.

  44. jessica Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my daughter who is 8 mo is to go SWIMMING! Fun!!

  45. Andrea Says:

    Right now may favorite diapers are the BGOS. That's what we have mostly in out stash, and it never fails us!

    There are so many diapers I'd like to try, but I have been itching to get a FBOS.

  46. jessica Says:

    Oooh favorite diaper, that's hard to choose I do like variety so much (easily bored!) But I'd have to say right now it's MotherEase Sandies colors. : )

    I'd really like to try a softbums!

  47. Heather Hansen Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kids is…put my 2 month old in the baby bjorn and bake all sorts of goodies for daddy so that my daughter can surprise him with a home cooked meal and a dessert after a long hard day at work. She reaps the benefits of he being a happy and proud dad and I reap the benefits of having a happy and sometimes more romantic husband……:)

  48. Heather Hansen Says:

    My diaper of choice right now is kissaluvs, however, I am really leaning to either swaddlebees or happy heinys

  49. Jennifer Says:

    My Fav. – fuzzi bunz…I would like to try a GAD after reading this!
    I love to be outdoors with my kids! Hiking, Biking, Camping etc…..I love the mountains of
    western NC!

  50. sherilm Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my daughter is to tickle her. Baby giggles are the sweetest sound ever!

  51. sherilm Says:

    Our cloth diaper supply isn't very extensive. Right now my favorite would have to be the BumGenious 3.0. However, we only use it at night because of the bulk but it's great at keeping everything in until morning. I would love to try the GADBaby diapers. My daughter is very small for her age and a trim diaper would be great!

  52. Heather Hansen Says:

    ) Tell me your favorite cloth diaper and which one you are dying to try!

    I am using the kissaluvs and I would love to try the happy heiny!

    2) What is your favorite thing to do with your children?

    My favorite thing to do with my children is put my 8 week old in the pack and help my daughter make wonderful meals for her daddy as he walks in the door after a hard day at work!

    I do not have an account, and I don’t really know how to join, But my contact info is:
    Heather Hansen
    475 North Park Blvd
    Brookfield, WI 53005


    Heather Hansen

  53. Rachel Says:

    So far my favorite thing to do with my son is talk to him while he kicks me. It should get more interesting once he shows up.

  54. Rachel Says:

    My baby hasn't arrived yet, so I don't have a favorite cloth diaper. I'm planning on using prefolds with thirsties covers but would also like to try the gdiapers and gro baby system.

  55. Lori Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my DD (7 months) is to listen to her giggle, it just melts my heart. :)

  56. slee Says:

    love to sing and bake with Mongoosine, and I LOVE late night cuddelz with Snapdragon!
    The two of them together? That's a tough one because he's all infanty and she's all 10! We all enjoy a good brightly colored movie together.

  57. Lori Says:

    My current fave diaper is BumGenius AIO.

    I am dying to try the GAD Pocket Diaper – not trying to sound like a brown noser, but I'd love to see for myself why Autumn says they are the best pocket diaper. Everyone always says BG are the best, so I'd love to compare the 2!

  58. Natasha Dueck Says:

    My favorite cloth diapers are the bumgenius aio. They fit my 6-month-old perfectly, and no leaks so far. I really want to try some Grobabies.
    And since my son is only 6 months old, the thing I love to do with him is make him giggle.

  59. slee Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper that I currently own is my es baby quick dry all in one! what i want the most to try at the moment is a GAD!

  60. Theresa Says:

    My son is 8 months old, and I love to make him laugh! He likes it when we make funny faces or noises, and we love tickling him, too.

  61. Theresa Says:

    Favorite: Happy Heinys (love those wide tabs!)

    Want to try: GroBaby One Size

  62. Megan Chapman Says:

    I love to dance and sing with my girls! We put the musicals in the cd player and go to town! :)

  63. Megan Says:

    favorite Cloth diaper so far: Happy Heiney's one size AIO, though I also love the new Thirsties DUO covers :)

    Would love to try: Smartipants

  64. Karey Says:

    I’ve just used prefolds and fleece covers, so I guess that’s my favorite :)

    There are tons I would love to try… hard to say what’s at the top of my list, although I just came across some ADORABLE custom fitteds at *drool*

  65. Nancy Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my daughter is just play with her. I love to see her smile and have fun. She's almost 8 months old so there isn't much we can do at this point as far as activities go.

  66. Janel Says:

    Don't have a favorite diaper since I haven't started cloth diapering yet (baby #3 is due in October) but I have been buying a few brands here and there to try and this one looks great as well! So far I have a few BumGenius, and some gDiapers. Favorite thing to do with my kids is to make cookies or bread!

  67. Nancy Says:

    I think my favorite right now is GAD (so I'd love to win this giveaway). I haven't tried the GroBaby system so I've been wanting to try that.

  68. Kathleen Says:

    My favourite thing to do with my son is to wear him in our wrap-tai carrier, and snuggle. He loves being close but still looking around, and so we get to take walks or he can nap that way; he's starting to babble (and talk just a little), so it's a wonderful way to be close while doing other things and socialise.

  69. Kathleen Says:

    My favourite diaper right now is our Tohu Boho Baby Chic (Lilies of the Valley) diaper. It's a new one made by a SAHM in Toronto; she uses this really plush inner to wick moisture up. They also are super for overnight diapers for my son, who is a heavy wetter. You lay your inserts or prefolds in it, so I guess it's an all in two? I found her on Hyenacart when I was looking for a baby wrap (she has gorgeous ones). I think she also is on Etsy.

    The one I'm super curious to try is the GroBaby diaper in snaps. They look very nice. I could use something a little more convenient than tie dipes or prefolds when going out.

  70. karen Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my daughter is cuddle up in bed inthe morning & share some quite snuggling time!

  71. karen Says:

    My favorite diaper right now is Fuzzi Bunz. I'd love to try GAd with the bamboo inserts.

  72. Shannon Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kiddos is to teach them to know and love our Lord and Savior!

  73. jennfrog73 Says:

    My favorite diaper is my BumGenius 3.0, but I only have one and my runner up is the old prefold-snappi-thirsties combo.
    I want to try so many: GADs, Applecheeks, Fuzzibunz to name a few. And my Smartipants are in the mail on their way here right now. :)

  74. Kristen Says:

    My favorite thing to do with all 5 of my kids, is walking through State Parks. They always have nice paths (for strollers) & lots of interesting things to discover & its something that all my kids enjoy doing together.

  75. Shannon Says:

    My favorite diaper; right now is the Tot Wraps Dream diaper!

    Want to try; blueberry

  76. Kristen Says:

    I have to say my favorite cloth diaper is the only one I've ever tried…prefolds (that I turned into fitteds) with a Bummis super whisper wrap. I am dying to try any super trim fitting diaper such as Applecheeks & GADs

  77. Denise Says:

    My fav thing to do with the kids is push them on the swings when the weather is nice

  78. Denise Says:

    My fav right now is my haute pocket snap
    I would love to try a B.G. or Happy Heinys

  79. Heather King Says:

    Recently, I have fallen in love with taking my kids on bike rides. I still don't have a buggy for my youngest, but I will occasionally ride with my middle baby to preschool and then enjoy a quiet ride home. The summer weather is here and any time of day is great for a bike ride! I also enjoy walking and/or jogging along with them while they ride their bikes, since I have a nice jogging stroller and my little man can come too!

  80. Heather King Says:

    My favorite diapers are Kiwi Pie OS fitteds, and GroBaby, but I'm still not a big fan of the velcro, and I want to try one with snaps.

    I would also love to try SBish and BG organic AIO…..if only I had more funds! :D

  81. nicole Says:

    My favortite time with my children is in the morning when were all cuddled up in my bed:)