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Old 02-29-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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I have always lined dried our CDs and if I have to use the dryer I feel like I am cheating on the savings of using cloth diapers or that I will ruin my diapers.
I work full time, don't get home till almost 7pm and have lots of thing to do when I do get home.
(dinner,HW with my 6yr old, housework, etc...) by the time I finish and have to do diaper laundry I am exhausted.
I think of cd stuffing time as my relaxing time but putting them on the line is really time consuming sometimes.
I think I just needed to vent here. Sorry...
Is it really a big difference to line dry them? What has been your experience if you've done both?

PS: And YES, I will admit I have an addiction to cloth diapers!!!

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Why am I afraid of using the dryer?

I line dry in the spring & summer but I use the dryer for most of the fall & winter. My diapers are still in great shape. I do dry on medium (although I've seen people dry on high and still have no issues). The only difference I've noticed is that when I line dry, they have that great "outdoor" smell.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: Why am I afraid of using the dryer?

I never line dry, and sometimes I over dry my diapers. Never had any problems with them, even after doing this for 2 years with some of them.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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I use my dryer all the time!!! I don't dry covers or pocket shells but everything else and my diapers look great after 18 months
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Re: Why am I afraid of using the dryer?

i do love the outdoor smell of line drying. But really, the dryer works great and won't ruin the diapers on those days your just too tired. I would still line dry covers though. those really do last longer when line dried. don't be affraid. Really your dipes will be fine
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Re: Why am I afraid of using the dryer?

I alwasy dryer dry high heat and never an issue.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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I have always lined dried our CDs and if I have to use the dryer I feel like I am cheating on the savings of using cloth diapers or that I will ruin my diapers.
I work full time, don't get home till almost 7pm and have lots of thing to do when I do get home.
(dinner,HW with my 6yr old, housework, etc...) by the time I finish and have to do diaper laundry I am exhausted.
I think of cd stuffing time as my relaxing time but putting them on the line is really time consuming sometimes.
I think I just needed to vent here. Sorry...
Is it really a big difference to line dry them? What has been your experience if you've done both?

PS: And YES, I will admit I have an addiction to cloth diapers!!!
Momma, use your dryer! It's okay. You are under a lot of pressure (I know, I'm there right with ya).
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
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Re: Why am I afraid of using the dryer?

I work full time too. I am so thankful that my daycare will use our cloth diapers, so I don't worry about the extra cost of using the dryer. For me, it comes down to a choice -- I can use cloth and use the dryer, or I can line dry and use sposies since I don't have the time. I have put our dipes in the dryer since we started cloth almost 3 1/2 years ago. My son used our medium Bottom Bumpers (which I bought used) for over a year, and now DS2 has been using the same diapers for over a year. Yeah, the inners are looking pretty ratty but the pul is still holding strong. Some of the elastic is shot, but that hasn't been an issue. I do recommend if you use the dryer that you let them cool off before stuff -- stretching hot or warm elastic will make it die faster.
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The only thing I won't put in the dryer is velcro. Everything else is fine if you dry on medium.
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I put everything in the dryer without any issues.
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