In time, the ideals of the small group started changing in ways that Kinsey and Janelle felt they could no longer associate themselves with, for the sake and safety of their membership. The two left the small group and co-founded Fluff Love & CD Science, with the help of several other admins who followed them. Thousands of members left the group to start this one, though the much smaller group does currently exist. We are not affiliated with any other cloth diapering group or community past or present, nor have any of our admins ever administrated any infamous disbanded cloth diaper groups. We may be large, but we are in fact an independent entity with a style of our own.
Fluff Love & CD Science holds a membership of well over 120,000 cloth diapering parents. Our admin team offers a wide array of experience with moms who have been successfully cloth diapering their babies for many years. The admins at Fluff Love work very hard to provide helpful and safe information to our membership so that they know why we make the recommendations we do and can be confident in their personal method of cleaning their cloth diapers. Our priority is, and always will be, keeping babies safe in their clean cloth diapers.
The “professors” or admins of Fluff Love & CD Science pay for things like website hosting out of our own pockets. Giveaway prizes are donated by individual companies. We do not receive any kind of payment or kickback for our advice, testing, or recommendations. We may occasionally receive free product or promotional materials from companies for testing purposes, but that has no bearing on our recommendations, nor are we compensated in any way for our time.
As for detergents, we believe that dirty diapers are just really dirty laundry, and typically any detergent is perfectly fine to use. Our “default” stance on any given detergent is that it is recommended. A detergent isnot recommended if it meets any of the following criteria:
- does not contain a sufficient concentration of surfactant to clean human waste from multi-layered cloth diapers when used at up to three times the manufacturer’s recommended use amount
- uses a formula that is known to cause burns to users
- Uses a formula that will cause damage to cloth diapers or impede their function (as by coating fibers to trap soil or cause repelling of liquids)
- Has been consistently shown to be ineffective among users in our Facebook troubleshooting group
Fluff Love University detergent recommendations are the opinions of the creators of this site. We aim to base all our recommendations on empirically valid and scientifically derived evidence. We encourage parents to research any product which they intend to use around their children.
If you are a detergent company, we would be happy to test your detergent and base our recommendation off of our experiences. Please contact us if you would like to offer us information about your products and potentially set up testing.