I have been having mysterious spots appear in my washing and they have ruined virtually all of Astrid’s clothes. I specifically kept all the Nature Baby boxes in the hope of selling them – but only a few items have come through stain free.

I changed our washing powder six weeks ago and the spots vanished. My best friend also had the same problem. Again, she changed powders and the problem has gone.

The reason I’m writing today is that I sold the few baby clothes that were unaffected on TradeMe and for some reason said I only used that particular powder on them – so off I went and bought some yesterday, washed the clothes I had just sold – and hey presto – the brown stains are back.

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Ooh I was mad!!! Goodbye Trade Me money :(

Which led me to phone the company today. The junior guy says oh yeah heaps of people have had that problem. The owner says no – you’re the only person we’ve ever heard of with that problem and he’s coming to my house next week to investigate. (As it turns out the junior guy meant something else).

These are the same spots you get when you spill essential oil on fabric – but I know I’ve not been doing that. I thought it was my floral water – but the past few weeks have told me that isn’t true.

Have any of you had the same spots? This will only apply to kiwis (and possibly people in Oz) as it’s one of our brands. I would love to hear what brand you use and whether you have had problems or not.

Thanks so much!!