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Washing Cloth Diapers

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Washing Cloth DIapers

When I decided to cloth diaper one of the most intimidating parts was the wash process. What soap to use? How many times should I rinse? Should I line dry or use my dryer? Thankfully, it is not as hard as I once thought. Below are a few wash routines submitted by our bloggers:

Erin uses All Free and Clear detergent in her old, not HE, washing machine. She sets her machine to “soak” at the beginning of the day and fills with hot water.  As she gets dirty diapers she tosses them in and does a load at the end of the day. One great thing about All Free and Clear is that it is easy to get at the grocery store and you do not need to order online.

Karyn is a believer in Charlie’s Soap in her old washing machine.

I use Rockin’ Green in a top-load HE machine, though I started out with an old washing machine. I always do a pre-rinse and then a warm/cold wash followed by an extra rinse or two. I dry the inserts from my pocket diapers as well as my wet bag in the dryer and my diapers dry on a drying rack outside if the weather is nice. If the weather does not cooperate then they dry on the rack in my laundry room. If I need a dry diaper fast then I will occasionally throw a diaper in the dryer on low or medium heat. I then enjoy stuffing and folding my diapers while watching the news in the afternoon.

There are many different detergents, many different washing machines and all different types of water;

Know how much detergent to use (don’t use too much)
therefore there are many ways to wash cloth diapers.  Here are a few pointers:

  • Do not use laundry additives
  • Wash frequently (every two to three days max)
  • Line dry when possible- this makes the diapers last longer and the sun can remove stains
  • Have wash routine written down so others can help

What is your wash routine? Do you have any tips or pointers?

Kristen Beggs is a mom of two who hates doing laundry unless it is diaper laundry…diapers do not wrinkle!

Monday Funday Giveaway: Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder always gets rave review from cloth diapering mamas! That is because there are honestly sooo many things to love about this laundry powder. For starters the price can’t be beat. Only one tablespoon per large load is needed (really….just ONE!). If you do the math it ends up costing you only a few pennies per load!

Now you may be wondering with such an economical price tag, does it actually work effectively? And the answer across the board seems to be a unanimous, YES! The super cool thing about Charlies’s Laundry Powder is that it really cleans! Many laundry soaps merely cover up stains and odors with scents and brighteners, but Charlie’s non-toxic and completely biodegradable formula utilizes coconut-based detergents and high-grade, completely soluble, Green River washing soda to get your diapers (and clothes) super duper clean. These ingredients are perfect for gentle baby skin. Plus make it is safe to use with all fabrics including wool, linen, cotton, high-tech microfibers and even silk.  Charlie’s Laundry Powder is compatible with High Efficiency/Front Loading washing machines.

Would you like to win a FREE 2.64lb container of Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder? Enter this week’s giveaway below for your chance to win! Winner will be notified via email on Sunday, October 21 and is asked to respond within 48 hours in order to claim their prize.

Good luck mamas!