Have you heard of Dapple? If not, well, you're in for an eco-friendly, non-toxic treat. Dapple is a line of natural-based cleaning products. Dapple products are baby-safe and baby-specific using non-toxic ingredients found in nature that are also proven to tackle unique baby cleaning challenges, from dried milk on bottles to sticky fingerprints on toys. Truth is, there are many unnecessary toxins and yucky, nasty chemicals in everyday products, especially products for our children. Several name-brand cleaning products contain chemicals that can flare up allergies and asthma symptoms. I know this firsthand as I had to quit using many cleaning products because I fell victim to wheezing, coughing, sneezing and itchy, red, watery eyes. If these cleaning products caused me so many problems, just think of the problems they can cause for our children, especially in infants and toddlers. What makes Dapple's line so amazing is that their products are all-natural and are free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES, 1,4-dioxane & dyes. You also don't have to worry about any leftover chemical, toxic residue. You're left with zero toxins, just good clean fun.
So, last month I was introduced to Dapple and I've had the opportunity to use a few Dapple Baby products. Dapple Baby sent me three products to try: Dapple Fragrance-Free Liquid Dish Soap, Dapple Baby Surface Wipes and Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent. Dapple's full product line also includes: Dapple Baby Surface Cleaner, Dapple Baby Automatic Dishwasher Gel and Pacifier Wipes.
I've also been using Dapple Baby Surface Wipes. Ordinarily, I don't use store-bought wipes to clean. Store-bought cleaning wipes simply add more waste and are usually laden with chemicals. Dapple Baby Surface Wipes are totally a different story though as they're an all-natural cleaning solution and are biodegradable. Like the other Dapple products, Dapple Baby Surface Wipes are free of phthalates, parabens, SLS, SLES, and dyes. My favorite use for these wipes is using them to wipe my little boys' high chairs and bibs. They make for a quick and easy clean-up. From high chairs, toys and countertops and everything in between, you can use these wipes for almost anything. I'd recommend having a tub in your car for messy clean-ups on the go. I always like being prepared for the unexpected and expected. See, having two little boys under three years-old, I know to always expect a mess!
The last Dapple product that I've been using is the Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent. Being a cloth diapering momma, I only use laundry detergents that are cloth diaper-safe. When I say, "cloth diaper-safe," that means that the laundry detergent is free of color brighteners and fabric softeners. I'm proud to say, that Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent is cloth diaper-safe. That said, regardless of which cloth diaper-safe detergent you use, you should always double rinse when washing your cloth diapers. Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent is made with ultra-mild ingredients, is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. It's also an ideal choice for newborns, toddlers, and children with eczema. Worth mentioning, Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent works with HE and non-HE washing machines. I've used Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent for cleaning cloth diapers, my little boys' clothes, bed linens, towels and the dirtiest bundle of all... my husband's work clothes. My husband does concrete work (pool decks, patios, driveways, decorative concrete interior flooring), so his work clothes can get pretty messy and dirty. I must say, the Dapple Detergent did a decent job, even with extra grungy clothes. So, while Dapple's products are specifically tailored for baby, they really work for everyone in the family!
A fun little side-note, is that Dapple was just featured on the Martha Stewart Living Show on Friday, February 17, 2012! Baby gear guru, Jamie Grayson (AKA TheBabyGuyNYC) featured the Dapple Clean-Up Kit on the famous, much anticipated "Baby Shower Show." Dapple Clean-Up Kit includes four of Dapple's most popular products: Dapple Baby Bottle & Dish Liquid, Toy & Surface Cleaner Spray, Toy & Surface Cleaner Wipes and Travel Pack, plus a free cleaning cloth.
If you would like to try Dapple for yourself, visit their web site to check for a retailer near you and pick up some of Dapple's awesome cleaning products. Or you could always enter a GIVEAWAY! Hip, hip hooray!
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Toni The Chic Momma
P.S. - Dapple graciously sent me their products to try. However, all opinions expressed are mine! Just my two cents.
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