her comment... Oy, the worst has to be the sippy bottles and their valves. I don't really use bleach so I had a heck of a time trying to get in there with my hands! But it was much easier after discovering that the Dr. Brown little valve brush fits right inside! Yay!
I must admit, I was slightly skeptical about Dapple, a new dish detergent formulated specifically for babies' needs. I mean, there are a zillion detergents out there, how could this one be much different? The answer is, simply, that Dapple is better. It was created to safely and effectively clean baby bottles and dishes, using natural, safe and environmentally sound ingredients. Dapple contains no chlorine or phosphates to worry about and it is biodegradable.
My kids were breastfed and the protein residue on bottles has always slightly grossed me out. Those things are tough to clean. Dapple has those sorts of problems in mind. The dish liquid easily cuts through the milky goo and leaves a nice clean scent in the air. Dapple is fragranced with essential oils, so there is no oddly chemical potpourri smell on your dishes, just a light waft of fresh lavender. The dish liquid cleaned up sticky peanut butter and orange juice pulp with ease. The dishwasher soap left my pyrex pan sparkly clean after a particularly crusty lasagne set on it. With no soaking beforehand. I was impressed!
Dapple is a finalist in Yahoo's Seeds of Success program to empower female entrepreneurs. If they win, you'll be able to see more Dapple products on shelves near you sooner, including a toy cleaner that is currently in development. Right now, Dapple is available directly from their website (in bulk quantities only) and at several New York City area retailers. It is also available online at Diapers.com.
To enter and win your own Dapple starter kit (including one bottle of dish liquid and one box of dishwasher detergent), please comment on this post with your own stories of icky baby clean-ups and what you like best about Dapple.
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