Sneak Peek at the Stats: Adding things in addition to detergent–Shocked?

I am knee deep in stats right now and loving every minute of it.

It will be a bit before you guys get to see the full tables and all other fun things I have planned to go with this survey, but for now, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at these stats on what people ADD to their wash in addition to their detergent.
Are you surprised with this information? I kind of was–I didn’t expect there to be THAT many people adding stuff to their machine. Let me hear your thoughts…


Tara Porter

Tara Porter began using cloth diapers in 2011 when she felt that using disposable diapers was costing too much money. The problem was, a lot of the highly recommended diapers weren’t working for her baby. What she finally discovered was that her baby was skinny and a heavy wetter, and that diapers worked differently for those baby types. Because of her professional work with survey design and statistics, she designed Padded Tush Stats as a way to determine how different cloth diapers worked on different babies.

Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
  • Carolyn

    I’m dying to know what the “other” was! Tea tree oil, maybe? I can’t think of anything else that people add!

  • Tara

    Yup, tea tree oil. Also Calgon, borax, and a few others…

  • Nicole

    I am not surprised at all. Several of the major detergent brands I’ve used just don’t seem to get diapers clean enough, and don’t rinse out well. I think this just proves how varied and confusing it is to wash diapers!