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Review: Pureen H-A-D Liquid Detergent

2009 August 25
by MieVee @ MummysReviews.com

After reading up on cloth diapering, I realised that the choice of detergent is important to protect the performance of cloth diapers. Most importantly, the detergent should not contain whitening enzymes, fabric softener and chlorine bleach.

Pureen H-A-D Liquid Detergent meets the requirements needed to wash cloth diapers; it is also specially formulated for babies’ sensitive skin. For the past 6 months, I have laundered Baby V’s clothes and diapers using the detergent. It is very foamy; 1/4 cup or less is sufficient to clean Baby V’s daily laundry load.

It leaves his clothes clean and smelling fresh (no artificial fragrances). Although I stripwash his cloth diapers only once in every 1-2 months, I have not had an issue with detergent build-up (that could cause diapers to repel liquid and lead to leakage).

Price could vary significant at different retailers, ranging from RM16+ to RM18+. I have found the detergent at Village Grocer at Bangsar Village and BabyJaya and do hope that they still carry it.

Update on 27 April 2015:

These are where we’ve found stocks:

Singapore:

  • Kiddy Palace, Ang Mo Kio

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

  • Village Grocer (Bangar Village, KL)
  • Parkson, Pavilion, KL

At a recent baby fair, a Pureen staff told me that they are still importing Pureen H-A-D.

Pros:

  • Cleans cloth diapers well and does not affect their performance
  • 1/4 cup or less is sufficient to clean a full-load of baby clothes and diapers (Baby V’s clothes/diapers are washed daily and each 1-litre bottle can last about 3 months.)
  • Gentle on baby’s skin (no artificial fragrances)

Cons:

  • Only available in 1-litre bottle (I would prefer 2-litre bottles for cost-savings and environmental-friendliness.)
  • Few places retail it
20 Responses leave one →
  1. December 18, 2009

    Woo… this is expensive… I never change any detergent for cloth diapers and they still fine after 2 years washing… I would prefer the detergent to be a BASIC detergent for laundry… as it meets my requirements – cost saving and less additives…

    • December 18, 2009

      I wasn’t sure which detergent to use at first and read about Pureen H-A-D from Mia Bambina. As only a little bit (about 1/4 cap) is used for a full load, 1 bottle lasts rather long. Baby is 10 months old and I think we are using 3rd bottle. 🙂

  2. February 21, 2010

    Mummy to baby V, yup, many CD moms in Malaysia prefer n use this Pureen HAD, vey soft to baby sensitive skin and also hypo-allergenic. Also available in “serbuk” (in kotak)…

  3. Christine permalink
    June 23, 2011

    Hi mummy to baby vee,
    We have bought moo Moo kow modern clothe diaper after learnt from your website, going to use them soon, baby is abt 4 kg currently 🙂
    Do you happen to know where we can find the Pureen HAD Detergent in Singapore ?

  4. November 4, 2011

    Thanks for the details review. Is Coway Kiddie wash as good as Pureen HAD?

  5. aljule permalink
    January 8, 2012

    I can’t seem to find this detergent! Any latest updates on where they can easily be found?

    • January 9, 2012

      Hi aljule, are you from Singapore, Malaysia or somewhere else?
      – In Singapore, many mummies have said they can’t find it anymore. So you’d need to look for alternatives such as Nellie’s Detergent, Tiny Bubbles, etc.

      – In KL, you may get it easily from Parkson (Pavilion) or BabyJaya website.

      • aljule permalink
        January 9, 2012

        Actually work in singapore but from Malaysia. Am recently back in Malaysia to deliver my baby. In sg I found this in OG, but in Msia found it hard to find! But today while I was at aa pharmacy at lucky garden manage to find it for rm17!

      • January 11, 2012

        Wow, which OG outlet is that? Mums in Singapore have been searching high and low for the detergent. You’d be their saver!

  6. Amy permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Hi there!
    want to check with you if the Pureen HAD detergent has expiry date?? as i am thinking of getting my cousin to buy them for me from KL. so wondering how many bottles should i get for starters. delivering in 2 months time

    • December 15, 2012

      Hi Amy, I’ve finally checked — no expiry date printed. Usually, I’ll use detergent within 3 years of manufacturing. My sister is delivering soon too, I bought 4 bottles for her, should be able to last 6-12 months, based on 1 load a day, 1/4 cup each time.

  7. Anne permalink
    December 29, 2012

    Hi,

    Would like to know where to get pureen Hypo-Allergenic Detergent (H-A-D).
    Thanks.

    • January 4, 2013

      Hi Anne, in KL, you may try Parkson, Jusco and BabyJaya website. In Singapore, I last read in a forum that you may try OG and KKH Pharmacy. Alternatively, email the manufacturer (Pureen) for latest update. Good luck! 🙂

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