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Old 05-13-2006, 11:57 AM   #21
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No, Mary, I'm not having a problem at all! I am just starting to use my CD's and want to make sure I wash them correctly so I don't ruin any of them. I'm using all pockets right now My son is 10 weeks, but was a preemie, so the CD's a just now starting to fit my peanut

You've all given such awesome advice! Thanks!!

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Old 05-13-2006, 12:01 PM   #22
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I have two bags that hang outside.
1. cold rinse
2. Hot wash with All Free and Clear ( only 1-2 tbsp)
3. Cold rinse
4. Everything in the dryer (not allowed to line dry where I live )
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:08 PM   #23
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I use a dry pail. I dump in all diapers, microfleece liners and wipes (we use throw-aways). I wash covers with regular laundry. Of course I dump/scrape poo, but DH and I have a deal, he only has to dump, if it doesn't come out with a shake, he doesn't have to worry about it. I usually will scrape though.

I put all the dipes in the washer, along with the pail liner.
I set it to rinse, but leave the lid up, so it soaks- cold water.
After a while, I'll let it agitate for a minute or so, then let it soak again. I do this a couple times, depending on how long its been since I washed diapers.

Then I wash on hot with 1 tbsp simple green and 1/4 cup washing soda;
rinse on cold.

As I transfer the diapers to the dryer, I pick out the wipes, if I can, otherwise it just goes in the dryer- HOT of course. I will usually let the dryer go through 2 cycles, just to make sure everything is dry. When I fold diapers, I pick out the rest of the wipes and throw them away.

Easy peasy!! I'm all about making it easy, so I don't mess with detergents that may or may not be on the safe list today. Plus, DD has really sensitive skin, just changing detergents causes her to break out in a rash! I wash the covers with regular laundry because Simple Green is hard on elastic.
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Lots of great info on this thread!

Can we sticky this?
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:38 PM   #25
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Good idea on the sticky! I have it bookmarked for referance!
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I also use a dry pail/wet bag..

I do a cold rinse first, then followed with a hot wash with a tiny amount of All free and Clear, like 2-3 tsp.. Then afterwards I will do another cold rinse to make sure there is no soap left..

Works for us!
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Totally off topic, but someone mentioned it - what's a rash from buildup look like??
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I wash every 2-3 days.

1. Dry Pail

2. One entire wash w/ no detergent, on cold.

3. One wash on hot/hot, with about 2 tablespoons of detergent (original tide) and a sprinkle of baking soda.

4. Rinse w/ cold (but not always, my rinse cycle is pretty efficient).

5. I alternate between using a dryer and line drying. Sometimes I will do a short dry to get them soft, then line dry for sunning/antibacerial stuff.

Also, every other week I wash with Sportwash to strip them of any buildup. I have no hemp in my stash, so I don't really have any problems.
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