Baking soda, Borax, vinegar, boosters, essential oils etc. When used infrequently, these won't harm your cloth diapers, they are not good to use constantly. They can impede your detergent's cleaning ability, can cause rashes, and can ultimately ruin elastic and laminates. If you are adamant about using them, check with the manufacturer of your cloth diaper first.
We hope that you will find this useful if you’re washing cloth diapers for the first time or even the 100th time. It might seem overwhelming with this new chapter of parenthood in your life and all of the new things to learn, but cloth diaper laundry should be the least of your concerns. Just remember the SUDS steps and you’ll have fresh diapers for your little one with very little effort.
Life's just too short to worry about an extra rinse cycle.
*Most of our customers today are laundering diapers in HE washing machines with no agitator. This type of washer is wonderful for keeping fabrics nicer, longer, and most come with long wash cycle options (of about 45 min.) because fully cleaning with no agitator does take longer. If you are using a washer with no long cycle option and are experiencing unclean diapers, increase detergent to compensate and make sure your water level is appropriate for the load size—not too little and not too much.