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Old 11-03-2011, 12:58 PM   #331
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I read the first post back in June. I have a few questions, I apologize if they were already answered but with 22 pages and a 3 year old I only got so far lol

So to wash my dipes (I have g diapers and home made microfiber topped w/ fleece or flannel)( after removing PUL liner):: COLD rinse. Then HOT in whatever detergent I want? Even the super cheap Xtra from walmart?and then another HOT rinse and done?

G diaper shells say warm water tho??? Also how do I dry? Trying to prep everything before baby comes. Thank you
Opinions will vary. I don't do cold rinses, ever, on my diapers. The initial rinse I do in warm. Cold water is used to prevent colors from bleeding....cold water sets, hot water makes them bleed. So I kinda suspect that cold water might "set" my stains as well. As I said, opinions will vary and if someone can prove me wrong with science, I will stand corrected.

Also....I remember reading, somwhere, that biological stains (blood, poop, urine, etc.) come out better in water that's roughly the same temp as the matter which caused the stain nitially was. So we're looking at roughly 98-100 degrees (body temp) if that's the case- which is not cold.

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:48 AM   #332
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O wonderful!!! I'm gonna try this tomorrow!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:48 PM   #333
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One question: I use the OP's routine, but sometimes it takes 5+ rinses to get down to no suds in my FL. Do I *really* need no suds at the end of every wash? I do dipes twice a week.

Let me know if I should post this ? elsewhere.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:02 PM   #334
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Re: The No Stink, No Complications Laundry Solution!

I use a FLer and don't check to make sure the suds are gone. In fact, there are always a few suds left at the end. It's never been a problem for me, and I have never had to strip.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:04 AM   #335
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Re: The No Stink, No Complications Laundry Solution!

This is my favorite laundry thread!!! No preaching about brands or politics. Just good, common sense advice on how to get cloth diapers CLEAN!!!! The routine in post #1 is what works for the vast majority of CD'ing mamas and if everyone would read it, most laundry issues would be solved.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:47 AM   #336
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See, THIS is what makes me wonder about people who WON'T CD due to the poop and pee "issue." What do THEY do with their clothes and baby items that get poop and pee on them from blow-outs? They wash them like normal and wear them again. You don't throw them out right away. That reason DRIVES ME NUTS.

Anyway, your post about doing diapers like normal clothes just reminded me of this. =)
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Oh, ALSO, I think this goes along the lines of "was your baby's clothes with special detergent." Unless your baby has uber sensitive skin, this is BS. I realize that there are exceptions to every "rule" but come on. Most of the laundry care advice (and other advice, but that's a different thread for a different day) is just BS. It's like people are TRYING to scare new parents.
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See, THIS is what makes me wonder about people who WON'T CD due to the poop and pee "issue." What do THEY do with their clothes and baby items that get poop and pee on them from blow-outs? They wash them like normal and wear them again. You don't throw them out right away. That reason DRIVES ME NUTS.

Anyway, your post about doing diapers like normal clothes just reminded me of this. =)
Not to be a smarty pants, but this is how I always felt too. When we moved from our house to this apartment I was confronted by the mom who lives next to us about how gross it is to wash a diaper. I outright asked her what she did with any clothing or bedding that got pee or poop on it and she said it got thrown away. This, coming from a family with no one working, and relying on the county to care for thier family because they admittedly don't "feel like" working (she told me flat our she doesn't have time to work) made me decide to keep my mouth shut about cloth outside of my blog and forums because I just can't handle certain people's logic...

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One question: I use the OP's routine, but sometimes it takes 5+ rinses to get down to no suds in my FL. Do I *really* need no suds at the end of every wash? I do dipes twice a week.

Let me know if I should post this ? elsewhere.
I say no. I prefer to troubleshoot as problems arise, instead of running myself ragged trying to prevent problems that either a) may not be preventable or b) may never even come up. Diapers take a long time to get build up under normal circumstances, from everything I've read. 100% cotton diapers are the least likely to ever get build up. I don't believe that build up will ruin diapers, so it's easier to just deal with the problem if and when it occurs, rather than break your back trying to prevent it.
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