- Diaper Lover
I have a few of the cloth diapers with Velcro. How do you wash them. Had a big poopy in them. I mean huge all the way from back to top of front
I washed them 4 times before I used them using Clorox non bleach and tide podsSpAzpieSweeTot said:First thing's first. Get as much of the poop in the potty as you can. I hope you prepped them before the first use? How big is your cloth stash? Wet, or dry pail? Good news is, if you're not allergic to it, you can use typical detergent. Just don't use anything with fabric softener.
Kudos on the prep job!Vtfastback13 said:I washed them 4 times before I used them using Clorox non bleach and tide pods
How many are you washing together? Diaper chilli, and you won't have enough detergent. Diaper soup, and you'll have too much detergent, and risk it redecorating on your diapers. Aim for diaper stew.According to Rearz: Pre-wash in your machine with one line of detergent. Then do a main wash in the washing machine with one full cap or scoop of detergent. You may wish to perform a pre wash by hand to remove any excess dirt. Dry as desired. Omutsu diapers should be washed three times and dried once prior to being used for the first time.
Rockin Green is my fave too this stuff does the job nicelyJoediaper said:Nice! I started using Rockin Green detergents recently. They have specialty stuff for diapers and funky stank. Don't need to use as much (about 1/8th of a cup for a full load if even that much) and they don't leave any build up. Won't use anything else now. Well unless they're out of stock when I need to order.
If you're using any type of PUL or poly blend pants this is not recommended. Vinegar is an acid and can react with certain plastics, rubber and elastics. You can even use it to remove poly finishes from surfaces that have been painted with it. It will break down other materials as well but seems to effect polyurethane to a greater extent. If you feel you need vinegar to help strip the diapers only us it on the cloth inserts and rinse thoroughly before washing with anything else. Even then it's not really a good idea to use on regular basis because it can attack the internals of your washing machine. If you use bleach in your machine it's a really bad idea because left over bleach can mix with the vinegar and create a toxic chlorine gas. Here are a couple articles explaining what not to use it on.AliB said:1/4 cup vinegar