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Old 02-02-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Newbie Rinsing Question

Hi all! We are due with our first in March and have totally committed to cloth... I've read extensively about stripping and washing and rinsing, types of washers, types of detergents, etc.
I have one lingering question: how will I know if the diapers are sufficiently rinsed? Is there a soapy feel? Do I look for suds?
We use a front load HE washer, am planning to try Tide F&G (liquid, I think, but not set on that yet) and are going completely with AIO'S for hubby's ease of use.
So far we have a nice stash growing of BG newborn AIO's, Grovia newborn AIO'S, and Kissaluv's newborn AIO'S and we'll decide what fits our girl best after she's arrived.
Any thoughts and suggestions are totally appreciated!! Thanks!

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Re: Newbie Rinsing Question

If the diapers start to get a little smelly, then they are probably not being rinsed well enough. I often do an extra rinse after my long wash/rinse cycle if I notice a few bubbles in the washer when I open the door of my HE frontload washer.
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As far as I know, of they're rinsed enough they shouldn't smell like detergent at all. Though many mamas have success just checking the water for suds during the rinse (I think)...
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