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Old 01-21-2011, 02:09 PM
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Default For those who use cloth diapers...

Could you give me a run-down of your process?

Like...seriously, in idiot terms. (ie: Step 1: take off diaper)

I'm just trying to figure out the logistics of making it work.


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Old 01-21-2011, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: For those who use cloth diapers...

I'm right in the middle of building up my CD supply and transitioning from disposables to cloth so I'll be interested in hearing the pro's process. Here is what I've come up with so far.

1. Take off diaper
2. Wet dipes put in a desginated plastic bag (don't have a pail yet)
Dirty dipes get sprayed off and put in the bag as well.
3. Wash - twice if needed
4. I air dry mine but I know you can put them in the dryer.

LOL Thats it!! I don't have many yet so I have to wash them really often.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:15 PM
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I'm right in the middle of building up my CD supply and transitioning from disposables to cloth so I'll be interested in hearing the pro's process. Here is what I've come up with so far.

1. Take off diaper
2. Wet dipes put in a desginated plastic bag (don't have a pail yet)
Dirty dipes get sprayed off and put in the bag as well.
3. Wash - twice if needed
4. I air dry mine but I know you can put them in the dryer.

LOL Thats it!! I don't have many yet so I have to wash them really often.
So where do you spray the poo to? Just down the drain? The toilet? The garbage? lol..I'm lost.
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So where do you spray the poo to? Just down the drain? The toilet? The garbage? lol..I'm lost.
I want to get a sprayer for the toilet but right now I'm just using the kitchen sink sprayer. Since Jimmy doesn't have any solid poo's right now I can't really dump it in the toilet yet....I also only have dirty diapers every 4-7 days so thats really nice too. After I spray them off in the sink I bleach the sink. Thats why I want the toilet sprayer because bleaching the sink all the time will end up being a PITA.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:25 PM
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I'm not sure if all work this way but the kind I use must be washed several times before their first use. They recommend 5-7 washes but I did three washes (drying in between) and my absorbency and everything is fine.

I stuff all of my diapers as soon as they're dry so I have them all ready to slap on her. Most diapers go in the sink until the end of the day when I have a chance to rinse them but poos get delt with asap. If there is poo in the diaper I will dump (pun ) the poo into the toilet, remove the insert and then rinse the outter shell of diaper in cold water until all poo is gone (in my designated diaper sink in my bathroom) then rinse both the shell and insert in hot. If it's just pee I separate them and rinse in hot water. They go into my trash bag lined bucket until time to wash. Some people may see the prerinse as wasteful but the one week I didn't I had ammonia problems. Super smelly and little booty burns if she spent too long (nap and nighttime) in a dirty diaper.

Everyone seems to have a different method of washing that works for them. What works for us is:
**I wash right before I go to bed so that they can dry over night**
1. Hot wash with detergent (we're using the BumGenius brand atm and it works great for us, no smellies!). Most say the first should be cold to avoid stains but my prerinse before they go into the pail keeps us stain-free.
2. Hot wash, no detergent.
3. As long as there are no suds in the previous wash and they smell good then they're done washing IMO. I hang the liners by the tabs, 3 to a hanger on my laundry room pole thing, the inserts get draped over hangers. If I need more room I use my shower curtain rod as back-up.

Once they're dry I stuff them (double stuffed for nighttime nappies) and put them away.

I think that's about it.
Thank you! This is really helpful!

How many diapers/inserts do you have? Do you remember how expensive start up costs were?
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: For those who use cloth diapers...

Thanks for this thread! Have spent the last 48 hours researching cloth diapering and am still not much farther than when I started!
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:33 PM
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We have 21 of these. We bought 3 from here for like $12.00 each (they do NOT come with inserts from there unless you order them too...I didn't realize that when I ordered them...I used folded up mircofiber cloths until I got some inserts) then I got the rest from CottonBabies.com, in sets of 6 for $87. They have really good sales all the time though so if interested I'd fan them on facebook and wait for one. Right now the sized ones are $9.95 which is great but I prefer one size.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:44 PM
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There is a lot of info on these sites to help you get started:

New to Cloth Diapers? All About Cloth Diapers | Cloth Diaper Answers All About Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapers - Just The Basics
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: For those who use cloth diapers...

I'll check out those later...but that cottonbabies one is awesome too. Through all of my google searches I hadn't found one that goes that in depth. Great! thanks so much!
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:40 AM
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I talked to my mom about cloth diapers - as that's all they did back in the day and she said that you have to as she says 'boil' the diapers every once in a while (she did it every other day) in order to get rid of bacteria. We have a 90Celsius (boiling point is 100C) wash on our washing machine, so that should do the trick I guess. But I wonder about the pocket diapers ... it seems like they wouldn't be as hygienic .... or maybe I'm just confused?

I was thinking about buying a full set of these: Green Line They sell 36 organic/bamboo soakers and 8 waterproof yet breathable one size covers for $330 plus shipping.

What do y'all think? I'm just worried about making this big investment and then hating them or them not working properly. However buying a little bit here and there would cost me even more. Plus I LOVE their designs (I know, bad reason).
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