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Old 08-07-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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How often to wash...1 diaper a day?

My DS is in underwear now all day and only in cloth at night. How often do I need to wash? Can I get away with every 5 days? Could I wash with towels? I hate to do an entire load with just a few diapers, they are pee only no poop.

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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My DS is in underwear now all day and only in cloth at night. How often do I need to wash? Can I get away with every 5 days? Could I wash with towels? I hate to do an entire load with just a few diapers, they are pee only no poop.
I think I've read somewhere about a similar situation, and if I remember correctly, they washed every 5 days and used a wet pail. I'm not sure if they added anything to the wet pail or if it was just water.

Another option, what about washing by hand?

Sorry I'm not much of a help! Hopefully a Mama who does/has done this, will chime in! Hope you find a solution! That would be a pain and waste to have to wash just 3 diapers every 3 days!
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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I used to wash them with my regular clothes. In the morning, we would rinse them out in the sink and store them in the pail until a load of wash was ready.
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Re: How often to wash...1 diaper a day?

I tend to throw a wet (clean, but not one of the good ones) towel in with my diapers anyway, to trick my HE frontloader into adding more water in the load, particularly if I have a small-ish load or if I'm prepping cotton. I don't know if it really works, but it hasn't hurt my diapers any. In any case, I wouldn't wait more than three days to do dipes, especially if they have PUL. If you do a load of towels or cotton t-shirts every three days, and throw the dipes in there, that would probably be better than waiting too long to wash them. Just remember to use whatever detergent you would use in a regular diaper load.
OR, of you are rinsing them well enough to let them sit several days, I agree with GreenMamaOwl that it might be just as easy to hand wash.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #5
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Re: How often to wash...1 diaper a day?

when we got to that point I just made sure the diaper was well rinsed stuck in in our regular laundry and washed with the clothes. I tend to wash some kinda clothes claundry about every 2-3 days.
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When we had that, I just rinsed it and then washed with a load of towels.
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Re: How often to wash...1 diaper a day?

I say just rinse well and throw it in with regular laundry. That's what you I did when ds had accidents, rinse off in the sink and throw it in the hamper for wash.
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i would wash with towels as well. it should be no problem.
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I would wash them with regular laundry
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I wash weekly. Never had issues doing that.

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