I recently had a reader ask if she could use Bac-Out on her Grasshopper and bumGenius Elemental cloth diapers.
Since I am always promoting the use of Bac-Out I feel it is my duty to put in some time researching the warranty information of several cloth diaper brands.
My rating of Okay or Not Okay is based on whether or not the manufacturer’s site explicitly states NOT to use enzyme cleaners. The manufacturer may feel the need to revise their care instructions over time so please click the link before using to confirm.
Please feel free to join the search and offer your findings in the comments.
AppleCheeks: Okay. Doesn’t state not to use but not clear on what you can use. Warranty period is pretty short.
Best Bottoms: Not Okay ?
***No fabric softeners, dryer sheets or additives such as vinegar, baking soda, washing soda, borax, oxyclean, etc. should be used.
Blueberry/Swaddlebees: Not Okay
The warranty is also void when washing instructions haven’t been followed; when bleach, fabric softeners, vinegar, or any other caustic substances and laundry additives have been used;
bumGenius Elemental(all bumGenius cloth diaper products): Not okay
Warranty is void when: Any of the following has been used in conjunction with the use/care of the product:
A detergent containing additives (enzymes, brighteners, whiteners, dyes, perfumes, essential oils) or natural soap
Charlie Banana: Not Okay
Grasshopper Diapers: Okay
Do not use natural soap, bleach or fabric softener.
GroVia: Not Okay
Happy Heinys: Okay
Oh Katy: Okay
Kawaii Baby: Not Okay
Things that you cannot do:
Don’t use bleach, it can ruin the elastic and damage the water-proofing of your outer shells or covers. Also avoid borax, whitening additives, detergents with chlorine bleach, liquid concentrates and stain removers.
Pooters: Okay – as per Facebook conversation with owner Majaliwa Bass
Rumparooz: Not Okay (okay for inserts)
Please do not use the following to try and treat stains on your pockets:
Bleach, Stain Remover, Borax, Bac-Out, Biokleen, Oxy-Clean. (If needed, you can use these products on your INSERTS ONLY.)
The care information on Kanga Care can be confusing as it does state that using detergents with enzymes is a good thing. However, it seems that they are promoting the use with inserts only.
Thirsties: Not Okay
Tiny Tush: Okay