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Old 11-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Cleaning Mama Cloths?

I am just wondering how people clean there mama cloths... where they keep them before washing... how to keep the stains out... and how often do you wash them?

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Old 11-20-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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I rinse mine in the sink immediately after use, this keeps the stains out, and store in a plastic ice cream bucket under the sink until I'm ready to wash. I wash mine with the normal laundry so this is pretty much every day or every other day.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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I don't do anything special. Just fold them in half and stick in a small Bummi's wetbag that hangs on the doorknob. I try to throw them in whenever I do a regular load of laundry, but I have gone more than a few days between washes with no issues. Mine have colored CV so stains don't show. Even my natural obv tops barely stain. I don't worry about it because no one sees them but me. No special wash routine, mine have gone in with bleach, fabric softener, oxy clean, liquid and powder detergent and still look brand new after a year of use.

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Old 11-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: Cleaning Mama Cloths?

Mine are like CWHmama's. They have cotton velour and they're brown with a print around the edge and wings. I put my dirties in a wetbag hanging on the doorknob that also holds our family cloth as well. I either wash them up with the diapers or with the towels. My diapers I clean 2 or 3 times a week and my towels 1 time. So, it really depends how many are in there when I'm washing. I don't worry about staining (I don't get stains...) either since they're personal. I've found that I bleed less with mama cloth too!
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
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I've been thinking about making some. DH is grossed by the idea, but I hate everything about "sposie" pads and I'm a little jealous of DS in his cloth! I planned on washing with dipes.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #6
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Re: Cleaning Mama Cloths?

Like Michelle, I rinse mine out straight after use then wash them with the next wash. The only time I do a pad only wash is if my DD and I have coinciding cycles - otherwise it isn't worth it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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I rinse mine in cold water immediately after us in the bathroom sink and then toss them into the regular laundry which I do daily. I've found a soak in Oxiclean took my stains out so every few months I soak my stash in oxyclean.
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Re: Cleaning Mama Cloths?

How would you all suggest doing them if you only wash clothes once/week at the laundry mat? Right now I am rinsing them in the sink then putting them in with the diapers (which are also only getting washed 1x/week)....

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Old 11-21-2011, 03:36 PM   #9
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Re: Cleaning Mama Cloths?

If you have enough pads, then rinse and wash with the clothes - or you could wash them by hand, hang to dry and use them again. And again. :-)
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:52 PM   #10
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Re: Cleaning Mama Cloths?

I don't do anything special with mine, either, just fold in half and either put in the laundry basket or diaper pail- mine are all minky, so they don't stain.

If you are only washing once a week, i would just put them in with the diapers- and wash with them- they are so small, they really don't add any bulk fo rthe most part!
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