Re: I'm ready give up my CDs. .
You really have to do what works best for you family and not feel badly about it.
I found that it worked best to wash more often with less diapers in the load. That way I don't have to wash the same load 2 or 3 times. I only use pockets so I wash one load of pockets (highest level of water) and one load of inserts every 2 to 3 days. I also use calgon in my wash cycle once a week but only for the inserts. Our water it "moderately hard" according to our county web site. So far.... knock on wood .... I haven't had stinky diapers. I also keep them in a hanging pail. When I tried the plastic can with a lid shut tight I found that the smell was much worse.... for some reason air helps. I just through the bag in with the wash every time. Really very easy. May not work for fitted diapers or others, but anyway Hugs about your knee and just do what works for you. It's not worth it if it isn't working. You know!
Sarah SAHM to William 4/05 and Emily 6/99 and blessed wife of Hank for 12 years!