I’ve recently received a number of emails wondering how the Laundry Ball and Zorb are performing after repeated uses.
The Laundry Ball: When I first received the the Laundry Ball I was amazed at its ability to remove odors. I could wash a load of diapers with nothing but Oxyclean and they came out smelling completely clean. I purchased the Laundry Ball in the beginning of July. 3 months later the Laundry Ball still remains in my washer for every load but I don’t think it is doing anything. It still has all the liquid in the ball it started with and looks just the same. But it isn’t helping with any odor issues. I received an email this morning from a reader who has had her laundry ball for less time than I and her ball is missing almost all its liquid. She has contacted the manufacturer, Renewal Enterprises, and is waiting to hear back from them.
My verdict: Not worth the investment. For $40 it needs to perform longer than a couple of months.
Zorb: I have not used Zorb for a long period of time but I will give you my review up to this point. My doublers are fully prepped and have been used 3 or 4 times beyond that. I am able to put one doubler in a pocket and it safely holds one pee. Paisley tells me when she pees so I am not sure how much more a single doubler would hold. Doublers are meant to be used in addition to the soaker present on a diaper. So using it alone will not be a substantial insert. However, I have been blessed to be a tester for Baby Be Blessed’s Zorb inserts. They are significantly more absorbent and will hopefully be fully tweaked and available soon. By doubling up the Zorb doublers I am able to feel confident when we are out shopping for the day and a diaper change may be delayed.
Please add you personal experience in the comments section. I love hearing how the products work (and don’t work) for families. If you have a product you’d like me to review please let me know. I love spending money in the name of research ;)