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Old 05-22-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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How To Wash Diapers With Formula Poop

I've been using prefolds and covers on my exclusively breastfed baby, and read that poopy diapers can go straight into the washing machine because breastmilk poop is water soluble.

However, my baby has not been gaining enough wait, and we now have to supplement with formula. Does this change how we wash his poopy diapers? (Do they need to be soaked in the toilet before washing them?) Or is all newborn poop okay to go into the washing machine?

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Old 05-22-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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I never rinsed EFF poop. I just washed how others would wash EBF poop
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I started CDing when DS was 3 months and I would plop/shake off any solids in the toilet, and throw the diaper in the pail. If it was super sticky I would dunk and swoosh a little.
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I have to supplement too and i just do an extra rinse before I launder with only poopy diapers that always swish everything out.

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Re: How To Wash Diapers With Formula Poop

Just dump any solids and toss in the washer.
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Re: How To Wash Diapers With Formula Poop

I never did anything different with the formula poop than I did with breastmilk poop. Just throw it all in the wetbag, do a cold prerinse before washing, and you should be fine. That worked for me up until we started solids.
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Re: How To Wash Diapers With Formula Poop

I've asked this question twice here on DS... once on this board, and the other on the formula board.... Got great answers both times! I'll link the threads for you

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1184582

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1161623
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Re: How To Wash Diapers With Formula Poop

Thank you, that all has been so helpful!!
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Re: How To Wash Diapers With Formula Poop

We had to supplement and later switch to all formula for the same reason. Hugs mama!

I do a cold rinse followed by a hot/warm wash, just like I did with my EBF dipes, no issues so far. My DD is just a little over 2 months now so I'll see if her poop consistency changes as she gets bigger but so far it's not solid at all.
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Re: How To Wash Diapers With Formula Poop

i do both and there are no solids to shake off, it is still pretty liquidy poop at least for dd and she gets 14oz of formula and about 10-12 oz of BM estimated at 1 month. I spray the poop but not much really comes off of the diapers...She is also still on liquid formula which i've read keeps the poop more liquid compared to powdered formula...HTH
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