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Old 12-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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What to do with 1 or 2 diapers???

I just put my 3yo back into cloth at night. She only wets maybe 3-4 nights per week. How should I store the wet diapers? I used to use an open pail but don't want to do that for a handful of diapers.

I'm using pockets with GMD flats and hemp doubler. I rinse out the diapers first thing in the morning and am just leaving them on my dryer. My hubby would prefer something different.

Also, is it gross if I reuse a pocket diaper that she slept in but didn't pee in?

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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Why not just rinse them out and wash them with towels or whatever gets washed next?

I wouldn't reuse the pocket anymore than I would put last night's panties on her, KWIM?
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Re: What to do with 1 or 2 diapers???

my son rewears his cloth pullup a second night if dry. I would wear underware 24 hours I think he can wear nighttime "underwear" at least 2 nights.

I would rinse them, lay them out to dry if you aren't going to wash every 2-3 days.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:36 PM   #4
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Re: What to do with 1 or 2 diapers???

[QUOTE=mamacita1222;17519254]Why not just rinse them out and wash them with towels or whatever gets washed next? "

That's what I've been doing, but I don't wash things in hot very often except towels and that's only once a week. I'd be afraid to wash them in cold.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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Re: What to do with 1 or 2 diapers???

I used flats and a hemp doubler inside a pocket with my 3 year old up until a couple weeks ago.

I never wash in hot water, and just gave them a quick rinse in the sink in the morning. Then tossed everything in the hamper until the next load.

I love that flats wash SO easily because they are just a single layer of cotton. I never had any issues with any of my diapers getting clean. Which is why I am using a flats and pockets system with the next kiddo.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:56 AM   #6
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Re: What to do with 1 or 2 diapers???

I still have a pail for my daughter who only wears diapers at night, but she wets most nights. I actually have a pail in each bathroom still. It's overkill for the amount of diapers we use in a week, but they were already there, so we just keep using them.

As for reusing a dry pocket, I definitely would and do. My kids usually bathe shortly before bedtime, so they're quite clean at night. I would probably even reuse a dry diaper more than once, but that rarely happens here.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:13 PM   #7
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Re: What to do with 1 or 2 diapers???

I re-use. To the other posters' point - they come out of the bath and then into the overnight, so I don't have a problem reusing once or twice. I just wish they would wake up dry more often!
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:49 PM   #8
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Re: What to do with 1 or 2 diapers???

When I was in that situation, I ran the diapers in a quick wash in the washer to thoughoughly rinse the pee out. Then I'd hang them to dry on a drying rack. Then I'd wash properly when I have enough diapers for a load.

I do reuse dry diapers.
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