12-03-2007, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northern CA
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:
If I need to strip, I will only use Dawn in the Hot wash cycle.
- Cold soak with BacOut & TTO (and baking soda if REALLY stinky)
- Prewash cycle
- Hot Wash- soap & oxygen bleach
- Cold rinse- vinegar
Also, if I see lots of bubbles in the rinse cycle, I do a 2nd rinse.
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Mom to DD (5/04), DS (8/07), DD (2/09)DD (5/13)
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