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Old 12-04-2016, 11:52 PM   #1
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To Soak or Not To Soak?

I hear of others soaking their cloth. Is there any benefit to this I should be aware of? Do I need something other than the diaper sprayer and/or liners?
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:06 AM   #2
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I never soaked. Those that do are prone to mold/Mildrew

I just dunk/swish in the toilet and throw in a wet bag. Been doing that for 6+ years.
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Re: To Soak or Not To Soak?

I soaked with DS because his poops would be so messy and I was concerned about staining, but it was really gross to always have a basin of poopy water sitting in the bathroom.

With DS2 I don't soak just get off as much as I can and throw it in the laundry bag. I don't have an issue with staining

I have heard soaking can also wear out the diaper faster.

As long as you don't wait a long time between washing I wouldn't soak
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Re: To Soak or Not To Soak?

I wet pailed, eg soaked, the Microfiber inserts that were used in nighttime pockets with my first. It helped them get clean. I never soaked any other diapers.
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:55 PM   #5
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I've never soaked. I use cotton though so idk if it's different for polyester. I have great water too.

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I don't soak. I spray, and then store in a wetbag, and usually launder that day. So far, 6 weeks in I haven't had a single stain.
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No soak
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:04 PM   #9
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I have tried both. Soaking makes diapers whiter and I like that. Now that I've been at it longer I just rinse (no special sprayer, just peel the poop off myself, it does it quicker, then scrub with dr bronners). I then run 2 cycles in machine. I leave the top closing washer open and liberally sprinkle oxyclean. It'll agitate then stop. When I remember it (about 1 or 2 hours) I'll close the washer then run it again normally with tide purclean. It's really about not having a safe place to soak in my tiny apartment and not having more than one faucet to hook a sprayer onto.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:34 AM   #10
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I agree that soaking could make the cloth more prone to bacterial growth.
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