In the middle of June I wrote a post about removing buildup from your cloth diapers. In that post one of my suggestions was for the Laundry Ball. At the time of writing I didn’t have a need for any of the items. But after spending a weekend camping with no laundry facilities, I came back with stinky diapers. I remembered what I had read about the Laundry Ball and decided it was the perfect solution.
My best friend and I went in together to save a few dollars and it shipped very quick (I think 2 or 3 days via DHL). I used the Laundry Ball with regular laundry first to see how it worked. Amazed, shocked, floored…didn’t even begin to describe my reactions. At this point I’m thinking “Ok, so it removed the residual dry cleaning smell that has never disappeared from my husband’s clothes. Let’s see how it works on poopy, stinky cloth diapers.”
The instruction sheet that comes with the Laundry Ball states that you don’t need to use detergent. However, I use a scoop of Oxyclean or the occassional tablespoon of Crunchy Clean detergent. So, I dumped in my diaper pail, a scoop of Oxyclean and the Laundry Ball.
Paisley has always had a persistent rash. I have taken her in for allergy clearings, changed all cleaning products to “green” and removed gluten from her diet. The eczema would clear up for a couple of days but always came back. I posted last month about the temporary success of apple cider vinegar, but that was only temporary as well.
As far as her cloth diapers went, even when stripping them they never had that clean smell. It was very frustrating.
So after washing the cloth diapers with the Laundry Ball I was so very happy to smell CLEAN-ness. An added bonus to the ultra clean diapers was the disappearance of some stains.
After 3 weeks of using the Laundry Ball I am elated to report that Paisley has had no rash since using completely clean diapers. Paisley obviously has such sensitive skin that even residual “green” detergent was too much for her.
If you have ever had to endure a chronic issue with your child, you can empathize with my joy of having it gone. I know I tried a million and one recommendations that worked for other moms but failed to work for us.
I pray that the Laundry Ball will bless other families as well. I plan to keep you updated on how it works months from now. I also plan on using the product Alysha posted about in a comment on my last post.
It can be frustrating trying using the trial-and-error method. I suggest starting with diet, an organic cream like Alysha’s, and in the laundry room with the Laundry Ball.