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. Heather Newhouse Says:

    I really enjoy being with my daughter on our farm. We enjoy feeding the animals, driving the miniature horse around in our little buggy, and watching daddy harvest the crops. The farm is truly a great place to spend time as a family.

  2. nicole Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper are rumparooz!!! I would love to try GAD maybe when Hubby gets paid!!!

  3. Heather Newhouse Says:

    I really like the Bumgenius aio. I really want to try GAD diapers.

  4. mummatutu Says:

    I love to visit the local zoo with my (3 yo) son and (1 yo) daughter… It's a very small zoo that can be gone through in about an hour… They love it and I love that it is something to do in the morning before I leave for work and I love know it will never take us too long to do the entire zoo… It also has a great playground and picnic area right outside the doors… It's FABULOUS!

  5. mummatutu Says:

    I truly LOVE prefolds… I have been thinking of trying an AIO… will be buying some Bumgenius 3.0 in next couple days… hopefully they are everything everyone raves…

  6. jenroh Says:

    Favorite thing to do with my two boys…. stay in our PJ's as long as we can in the mornings and play, read books, or do art projects.

  7. Jill Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kiddos is be outside doing ANYthing! They love it and so do I. :)

  8. Jill Says:

    My all time favorite diaper is Bum Genius organic aio with snaps. LOVE!

  9. jenroh Says:

    Favorite cloth diaper – BumGenius One Size

    Diaper dying to try – Would LOVE to try a GAD!

  10. Vanessa Says:

    Favorite thing to do with my infant son: tummy time!

  11. Vanessa Says:

    Favorite: Bumgenious 3.0
    Want to try: Grobaby

  12. Ashley Says:

    Favoite thing to do with my son: chase him around the house being the tickle monster

  13. Ashley Says:

    Favorite diaper: PF’s with a thirsties cover
    Want to try: something with bamboo

  14. karen Says:

    My favorite thing to do is cuddle up with my daughter in bed 1st thing in the morning.

  15. karen Says:

    So far, my fav is Fuzzi Bunz. I would LOVE to try the GAD diaper with the Bamboo insert!

  16. Courtney Cardosa Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my children right now is swim. They are so cute and have so much fun doing it, not to mention it helps a pregnant mama make it through this blistering summer!

  17. Courtney Cardosa Says:

    I want to try GAD and Gro Baby diapers.

  18. Ruth Says:

    My daughter is slow to get up after her afternoon nap. I love crawling into bed with her for a little while. We giggle and tickle and talk. It is my favorite time of day.

  19. Ruth Says:

    Favorite diaper: BG organic AIO
    Diaper to try: GAD or Gro Baby. I'm still a beginner.

  20. moonsongmama Says:

    I love waking up in the morning with my 7 month old. He's happiest right after a good night's sleep, and the smiles are never ending.

  21. moonsongmama Says:

    I love my bumGenius, but my selection is limited right now (those or prefolds!) I just received a GroBaby, which I am dying to try…time to do the wash…BUT I've seen the GAD diapers advertised and I have been super curious about them.

  22. Sonya Says:

    Favorite thing to do with my little guy = Sitting in our rocking chair and reading books.

  23. Sonya Says:

    Favorite diaper = Fuzzi Bunz

    Want to try = Gadbaby

    We are always on the lookout for something trimmer…have to double-stuff our Fuzzi Bunz and little guy ends up with quite the “bubble butt.” :)

  24. Alexis Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my 6 month old daughter is play on the floor. Sounds simple, I know, but that's when I feel the closest to her.

  25. Alexis Says:

    My favorite diaper right now is the bumgenius 3.0. I'd love to try a goodmama and now, since you spoke so highly of them, a GAD.

  26. Kaley @ Cheap Therapy Says:

    For the detergent giveaway: I don't have kids yet, but I'm expecting a girl on August 25th! I have a feeling I'm going to love taking her to the pool or the beach!

    (I have chosen to use the Gro Baby diapers, by the way. Hope I like them!)

  27. Melissa Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my girls is taking them out to eat. I find we have the most fun. They really feel like they're getting away with something getting to pick out their own kid's meal and we have the sweetest conversations. They are 2, 4, & 6 years old right now.

  28. Melissa Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper is the MEOS in bamboo. It is so soft, and with an added doubler it is very absorbant! I love that it has no elastic so it doesn't leave marks on baby's thighs.

    I want to try a GAD now. I've always seen them but never taken the plunge to try one. :)

  29. brandy Says:

    my fave thing to do with my children is going for our morning daily walks. we live on a busy street and the mornings its fairly quiet. its nice to wear my 10 month old while my 3yr old walks holding my hand and we just chat about things.

  30. brandy Says:

    i have a few faves
    my fave fitteds are BSRBs
    my fave pockets are actually GADs! they were the 1st pocket (or any dipe for that matter) that turned me on to side snap dipes!

    what i am dying to try:
    umm…i have tried a LOT, but i defiantly want to try some sticky peas..they are just hard to stalk!

  31. kcournoyer21 Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my children is to watch them play together. They are absolutely adorable when they think no one is watching!

  32. Jessica Daugherty Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper is my Fuzzi Bunz. The one i've always wanted to try but never have is the Blueberry pockets. Maybe next time.

    My favorite thing to do with my kids is take them to the lake to play in the water. They can spend hours looking for zebra muscle and snail shells.

  33. Vicky Says:

    My kids are still pretty young … 22 months and 4.5 months. I love rocking them to sleep as it is a calm moment that we can talk, sing or just cuddle! :)

  34. Vicky Says:

    I have many favorite diapers but one of my all time favorites at the moment is my Sustainablebabyish bamboo fitted in the color sprout. It is so soft and fluffy!

    Not sure what I would like to try next but the Smartipants has me intrigued,

  35. kcournoyer21 Says:

    My favorite diaper (at the moment!) is my cloth canoe fitted. It is so well made and super absorbent! Right now I would love to try a clover fitted, it looks like a great diaper, has received wonderful reviews, and is reasonably priced. I would also like to try a TNT Goodmama, and a GAD!

  36. Heather M Says:

    My Fav thing to do with my two kiddies is hangin out with other mommies and babes. we have a sm baby playgroup that meets at least once ot twice a week. I love to watch the kids playing with all the other kids. :)

  37. Heather M Says:

    My Fav Diaper is Applecheeks, but am dying to try GAD. :)

  38. Wendy Says:

    Favourite thing to do with my 15 month old son is eat!! He's the most enthusiatic eater and mealtimes are always a fun adventure…he'll try anything :)

  39. Wendy Says:

    Favourite cloth diaper: GroBaby!
    Dying to try: sbish bamboo fitted (magic nighttime diaper)!

  40. Meg Says:

    Favorite thing about our child: well we are PAP's (potential adoptive parents) and are in the process of bringing home our baby from Ethiopia. As we wait, my favorite thing is dreaming about the day we will hold our child and bring them into our family!

  41. Meg Says:

    We love BG Organic AIO, but you make me want to try the GAD pockets!

  42. Dana Says:

    Oh, I forgot to say which one I want to try. I have been peeking at Goodmamas for a while now but after my disappointment with the SOS I ordered, I’m really chicken to get a GM and end up hating it like I did with the SOS! :(

  43. Dana Says:

    2) I love to play outside with my 14 month old daughter. She has an unabashed love of the outdoors and seemingly has no fear. I really admire it. She loves to play in the water and on the slides (sometimes even at the same time!)

  44. Dana Says:

    1) My favorite cloth diaper is the Coolababy pocket. It works just as well as my BG, and as a bonus it has snaps! Perfect for my kid who likes to roll around and nighttime and has a tendency to peel the BG’s right off her body in doing so.

  45. Skye Says:

    I love doing craft projects with them or hanging out outside!
    Sleep comes to mind also……lol!

  46. Skye Says:

    So cool! I would love to try this detergent. I love the AppleCheeks cloth diapers (Baby Soft Bums are a close second) and I am dying to try the Rumparooz.

  47. Danielle Says:

    What is your favorite thing to do with your children?
    Bedtime is my favorite time with my five kids.
    We read and then the kids take turns saying the prayer and tell me what their highlight of the day was.
    Then I get to rock the baby to sleep…So peaceful

  48. Erin Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kids is something we do every day… dancing & singing! My daughter loves to spin around until she falls down while we sing and her little brother loves to watch & giggle along. Nothing I love more than watching my beautiful kids having a great time!

  49. Danielle Says:

    Favorite cloth daiper
    My favorite diaper is rumperooz, my baby never has a leak in these babies!
    I would like to try the GAD’s I need a thin diaper that clothes will fit over

  50. Erin Says:

    My favorite diaper so far (we’ve only been CDing for two months) is Happy Heiny one size with snaps. They fit both my thin 22 month old daughter & my chunky monkey 3 month old son just perfectly!

    I’m dying to try GAD and Blueberry diapers. They’re next on my list! :)

  51. Kanani Says:

    favorite CD: baby beehinds OS (used with a imse vimse organic diaper cover)
    dying to try: goodmama

    favorite thing to do with the boy: try new foods at the farmers’ market!

  52. Jaime Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my son right now is to go swimming or give him a bath. He loves it and I love seeing him so happy in the water!

  53. Jaime Says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite cloth diaper. So far of the ones I have I probably go to my BumGenius one size pocket diapers first. I just got some haute pockets in the mail and can’t wait to try them. I love trying new ones the GADbaby ones come in so many pretty colors!

  54. Michelle Comeau Says:

    I really like to go swimming with my kids, sing and dance, and my kids sleep with me too my most favorite thing to do.

  55. Michelle Comeau Says:

    I like GMD prefolds with wool covers from aristocrats.

  56. Janet Houle Says:

    I love to go for walks with my son. He is only 6 months old so we just get out and enjoy looking at all nature has to offer.

  57. Janet Houle Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper is my own – muggabug – which I am in the process of perfecting. It is an organic bamboo fleece with a snap in liner and additional snap in doubler for night time.

    I would really like to try a Blueberry. They look so yummy and soft.

  58. Tina Says:

    My daughter is only 16 mos, so we like to go to the park and swing…or go hiking.

  59. Tina Says:

    My favorite diaper?….Bum-ware extreme for day—GAD windpro fleece pocket for night. I just got a soft-bums perfect fit in the mail today…can’t wait to wash it up and try it out!!

  60. domdandev Says:

    Softbums AI2 snap are my favorite dipe. I’m waiting to try the BG OS organics, they’re in the mail!

    • domdandev Says:

      My favorite thing to do with the kids is anything w/ water. Swim, splash, pour, run threw it, or just watch them take a bath.

  61. Jillian Keeler Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my daugheters (ages 4 & 19 months), is to push them on the swing. They get a kick out of ‘flying’ through the air.

  62. Jillian Keeler Says:

    My favorite diaper is the Rumparooz. It seriously keeps the poop in the diaper. I so want to try out the GAD diaper.

  63. Elizabeth Albrecht Says:

    Softbum AI2 snap w/ bamboo inserts are my favorite! I am waiting for BG organics to arrive in the mail to try.
    My favorite thing to do w/ my kids is anything that has anything to do w/ water. Swim, splash, scoop, pour, run through it or just watch them take a dip in the tub. It’s awsome!!!

  64. Sabrina Says:

    I’m new to CD, but we have gdiapers, BumGenius pockets, & FuzziBunz pockets. I want ot try the BumGenius AIO next and the gdiapers with the prefolds. Plus I REALLY want to try the Green cloth diaper detergent. I’m currently using BioKleen and like it pretty well.

    My favorite thing to do with my kids is take them to our cabin. It’s simple, not a lot of toys or distractions. No phone, no tv, just music to dance to and lots of time to be one on one (or in our case, 2 on 3!). We go for walks, visit the neighbors, throw rocks in the creek, hike to the lake, & ride quads. It’s a beautiful life! We even recently installed a washing machine which is run by batteries. We can do cloth at the cabin now!!

  65. Kim Frey Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my kids is snuggickle… Lay on my bed, snuggle and tickle. :)

  66. Kim Frey Says:

    My favorite cloth diaper is the organic BumGenius. After reading this article, I can’t wait to try a GAD!

  67. Candace Says:

    One of my favorite things to do with my children is to bring them to fairs to enjoy the animals and the fantastic food. I also love going to public markets where there is also fantastic food as well as beautiful hand-made items.

  68. Candace Says:

    My favorite: this is hard as I change my mind all the time. At the moment I’m loving MEOS (motherease OS)
    I’m dying to try BG organic AIO and have one on the way!

  69. Nicole Leas Says:

    I have one kid, he’s only 8 months-ish. My fave thing to do with him… swimming! It’s taken a while for him to get used to the water, but now he LOVES it!

  70. Nicole Leas Says:

    So far I have not found a cloth diaper that I do NOT love! I have favorites for different reasons so how do I choose???? I absolutely love my GADs (of course)! Love how trim it is and love the side snaps! :) and I LOVE my Smartipants! :)

    I am DYING to try APPLECHEEKS!

  71. Sherrie Says:

    my fav dipe would have to be fuzzi bunz. But i want to try other pockets…or AIO any kind!!!

    My favorite thing to do with my kids is to swim in our pool we all have a blast even my little one

  72. Heather Says:

    It seems that every moment spent with them is awesome (most of the time!) but I love love love playing outside with them in the fall and winter (it’s so darn hot here that summer kills me!) and visiting outdoor festivals. Experiencing new things through your children’s eyes has easily got to be one of the BEST things about parenthood! Daddy told me that, and he was so right!

  73. Heather Says:

    Not to copy Autumn, but I seriously love the Bum Genius all in one organic one size. it’s very trim and I love how soft the organic cotton is!

    As far as “want to try”…..there are a few, despite the MANY I’ve tried, but Blueberry, Rumparoos, and GADs are all ones I’ve heard great things regarding, yet I’ve never tried.

  74. kylie Says:

    Favorite thing to do with my kids is to explore outside and teach them about the natural world

  75. kylie Says:

    Oh I want to try a Gro Baby

  76. kylie Says:

    It is hard to choose which is my favorite but I think when I think about trim-ness, day time and night time use, OS, side snapping it would be Beaux Bottom Fitted, just cause my next favorites in order for different reasons are Little Caboose AIO, BG 3.0, Designer Dupa Fitted, GAD, FB, Mutts, then I have an assortment of fittedsm including WAHM and GM

  77. Vanessa Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my 3 children (ages: almost 3, 20 months, and 4 months) is take them on walks around our neighborhood.

  78. Vanessa Says:

    I have only ever used pre-folds with Bumis Super Whisper Wraps. I like them but I really want to try gDiapers with prefolds instead of the flushable liners.

  79. Elisha Says:

    I love to do anything outdoors with my three boys. swimming, bike riding, horseback riding, the name it!

  80. Elisha Says:

    My favorite diaper is a tie between my GAD ( I had my sons name embroidered on it for his one year photos. I will keep it forever) and my new Gro Baby!

  81. Clare Says:

    Oh I forgot I also want to try Smartipants, dream diapers and groBabies. Someday I’ll win the lottery and be able to get all of these!

  82. MiksMom Says:

    Favorite thing to do with kiddos: I love it when my ODD tells me stories! And she is reading, very independently, now – so that is fun too!

  83. Clare Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my sons is go outside and play. Sometimes we just so happen to take a walk by our favorite gellato shop and just have to stop in for a treat. Its a local mom-run business so that means the calories don't count, right? We had a long winter here in Wisconsin so its nice to finally be able to get out!!!

  84. Rina Says:

    Favorite thing to do with kids: we LOVED the beach! We go for the day, take a picnic or eat home made dish and they just play in the sand and water. I'm also love to bring them to the gardens and let them play around, touch everything….flower, grass, stones.

  85. Clare Says:

    I'm so new to cloth diapering, its hard to pick a favorite diaper because I've only used each for a few months. Can I say a tie between my haute pocket diaper and my bum geniuses? I've been adding to my stash very slowly and buying mostly pre-loved and second quality diapers, so I'd be so excited to get a first quality unused diaper! There are so many I want to try–GAD baby, Swaddlebees, bamboo fitteds. Someone should warn you that this stuff is so addictive!!

  86. Rina Says:

    Favorite cloth diaper: GAD (70% of my CD stash)
    Want to try: Blueberry

  87. MiksMom Says:

    Favorite cloth diaper: A diaper that I made with the La-Di-Da pattern
    Want to try: GAD, Trimsie, FattyCake

  88. Krista Says:

    Our current fav summertime activity is using the city parks/preserve/gardens map, hitting up each one, and checking them off as we visit. Our goal is to see them all–all 76 of them! Snapshots of each will fill our other love–Scrapblog!

  89. Krista Says:

    Favorite ‘right now’ diaper is Bumgenius AIO organicl. Love it’s trimness:)

    Want to try: The new Kissaluvs Marvel

  90. Kelly Says:

    My favorite thing to do with my daughter would have to be either reading or playing on her water table. She loves to play with water and it is so fun to just watch her pour and splash.

  91. Shelby Says:

    Oh, oops! I forgot to put what diaper I want to try! I really have no screaming desire to brand out from what we have (which is a little bit of everything), but I would like to try the Gro-Baby someday. It looks like a really fun diaper, and I love how simple it looks. And that aplix/velcro has me intrigued!

  92. Kelly Says:

    My favorite diapers are fuzzi bunz. I would love to try pre-folds and covers, as boring as that may sound. I started with pockets and that is all I have ever used.

  93. Shelby Says:

    Really anything I get to do with my children anymore is my favorite. I recently had to go back to work after being a SAHM for almost 3 years, and it’s been pretty rough. So I love just watching them and playing with them. And of course, cuddling up to them in bed after a long day and just enjoying the feel of my family. ***WINNER OF GAD POCKET!***

  94. Shelby Says:

    It’s gonna sound kinda “buttkissy” but GAD’s seriously are my FAVORITE pocket diaper. After the first one I tried, I got an addiction, and within weeks had added I think 8 to my collection. I have sense bought more, because they really are the BEST out there. They last longer than any of my diapers, and very rarely leak, and only if it’s my fault and left it on too long. LOVE MY GADS!!!

  95. Britt Says:

    Favourite thing to do with my daughter: turn on the music and dance in front of the mirror.

  96. Britt Says:

    Favourite diaper: Bummis unbleached prefold with a Bummis Super Whisper Wrap
    Want to Try: GAD Windpro

  97. jennifer hamilton Says:

    I love to go to the beach with my kiddos. My dd (5yrs) and ds (11mo) are huge sand and water lovers!! They have the best time and as a result so do I :)

  98. jennifer hamilton Says:

    My favorite so far (I’m new) is a SwaddleBees pocket. I would love to try a BumGenius Organic!!

  99. Autumn Beck Says:

    Favorite thing to do with kiddos: sleep…lol. I really love going to small towns and visiting shops, vineyards, gardens, and festivals: showing children a more cultural life.

  100. Autumn Beck Says:

    Favorite cloth diaper: bumgenius organic aio
    Want to try: Smartipants