How many ways can you rehash this arguement?? Oh, a million and one!
But no matter how many posts I write, washing cloth diapers remains the most asked about and commented on topic.
Here is a list of posts I have done in regards to washing/stripping cloth diapers:
If you have been reading my blog for very long you’ve noticed that, like you, my needs and preferences change often. What works great at one time soon begins to show its bad side and I am forced to move on to something better. Sometimes it’s when I simplify that things work out best.
I have had the same routine for months now and it works beautifully. Within that routine though I have changed detergents about every other month.
Right now I am using Costco brand Kirkland’s Environmentally Friendly laundry detergent. It has performed very well and for the price and ease of buying, I really like it. Even with harder water than I had before we moved, I’ve managed to avoid any new problems. (I just use more detergent now)
It’s always worth repeating, the keys to clean cloth diapers are 1) use enough detergent and 2) rinse thoroughly!
My wash routine:
Prewash with Bac-out
Dry in dryer for 70 minutes on high
If you are having ammonia-smell problems, perform a vinegar soak. 4 cups vinegar on the soak cycle.
This is safe for all diapers on an occassional basis but repetitive use of vinegar on diapers with elastic may cause the elastic to break down. Inserts and prefolds can be soaked as often as needed.
….no baby yet but things look promising :)