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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Cost per wash (cents)
Based on the price we paid and the manufacturer's instructions for usage.
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Water absorbency is also measured because fabric softeners tend to reduce the water absorbency of towels as a side effect of the softness. We use a dyed solution in a beaker and a swatch of the treated nappy. By placing it in the dyed solution you can see the solution travel up the swatch and the further it travels the better the water absorbency.
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Based on International Standard ASTM D5070 – 90, cloth nappies (100% cotton) are conditioned with 5 cycles of a regular wash with just laundry powder. Then we run the top loader machine on a rinse and spin cycle with the fabric softener product, nappies and ballast (sheets and pillow cases). The nappies are then dried.
The softness is evaluated with a panel of 10 people. We use the paired method where the panelist is given two swatches and asked which is softer. Each product in the set is paired with every other product in the set in this process. A product scores one point each time it is deemed softer than the paired product. The products are then ranked by their total score.
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Included in this review
- Is the surfactant biodegradable claim
- Hypoallergenic claim
- Septic and grey water safe claim
- Suitable for sensitive skin claim
- Dermatologically tested claim
- Overall score
- Softness score
- Absorption score
- Cost per wash (cents)
- Measure used
- Bottle size (mL)
- Cost per 100mL
- Dosing instructions
- Range of fragrances available