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Old 12-03-2007, 02:20 PM   #7
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Re: Ways to wash (to be pinned)

Well, here goes mine. I can't say it's fool-proof, but it works for us!

What soap do you use? Bi-O-Kleen
Do you add anything extra? If so, what? Yes, I add Bi-O-Kleen oxygen bleach.
How many dipes do you wash at a time? In my opinion- a LOT! We use prefolds and fitteds, that's probably close to 2 dozen dipes at a time.

Here is how I do the wash:
  1. Cold soak with BacOut & TTO (and baking soda if REALLY stinky)
  2. Prewash cycle
  3. Hot Wash- soap & oxygen bleach
  4. Cold rinse- vinegar
If I need to strip, I will only use Dawn in the Hot wash cycle.

Also, if I see lots of bubbles in the rinse cycle, I do a 2nd rinse.
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