Two days ago, I stopped by Mother Nurture here in Lexington. I asked one of the ladies there what they recommended for ammonia buildup and she was super helpful. She didn't have kids, so she called her owner on the phone to get me the answers I needed. Evidently, most of the Lexington area has hard water, so I need to add a water softener to my laundry routine. She recommended Calgon, which you can purchase at Wal-Mart. It helps to get rid of build up and residue on your clothes and is especially helpful with cloth diapers. She recommended a cold wash with my detergent and Calgon, and using Calgon only in the second hot cycle.
I have always had really great service at Mother Nurture and Baby Moon. I took some prenatal yoga there when I was pregnant and loved it. They sell and rent breast pumps & accessories. They also carry nursing bras, baby carriers, and natural baby toys. Plus they sell Bummis brand cloth diapers and accessories. I don't use Bummis, so I dont buy my cloth diapers there, but I have bought my wet bags and some of my other supplies there. I love the Little Sapling natural wood teethers and toys.
Besides the retail shop and yoga studio, they offer a wide range of services. They have cloth diaper and baby carrier consignment sales. They teach birthing and breastfeeding classes and have days where they offer free latch checks and car seat checks. They are truly a valuable resource for any mama in the area, not just the CDing ones. Check out the class calender here. I am thinking about taking the new Mommy and Baby Pilates class on Fridays if anyone wants to join me! Its Fridays at 10:30.