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Old 04-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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washing advice for not-full-loads?

Hi mamas, we are finally over our recent rash issues and are getting out of the sposies (so big thank you's to everyone who provided advice, encouragement, etc)! We are easing back into cloth so that 1, we can try out CJ's and magic stick and pick one for DCP and 2, convince DCP that the cloth is not (is no longer) the issue and that she can stop with the sposies.
I have started with night diapers and at-home-after-daycare diapers. This weekend it will be all cloth and hopefully from there onward. My question is, right now we have exactly 6 dirties, the oldest was removed from DD on Tuesday AM. So I was planning to wash tonight... but only 6 diapers?!
I was going to add a wet towel to the load as I hear that will "trick" my HE FL into thinking there is a full load. Any other advice?
OT I also have two microfiber gym towels that I need to strip... I wouldn't know the first thing about mf stinkies or stripping if it wasn't for CD, lol!


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Old 04-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: washing advice for not-full-loads?

I'm in the exact same situation although my dcp won't do cloth at all. So my weektime diapers don't add up that quickly...usually just one after I pick ds up and his nighttime diaper. 2 a day doesn't add up that quickly!

I've washed the small load with 3 or 4 towels and it did okay...but I'm sure there's a better solution!

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Re: washing advice for not-full-loads?

Not a popular opinion here but I would just throw in towels or any other laundry you have ready to be washed - only thing I probably wouldn't put in would be our unpaper towels - anything else is fair game to me.

If I'm not convinced the clothing/towels would come out clean then my washer obviously isn't doing a good enough job to be washing cloth in the first place. I did this all the time with dd especially when she was pl-ing.

Before we started with cloth if dd had a blow out (read: at least twice a day for the first while) we peeled the darn onesie over her head (sometimes rinsed it) & just tossed it in the machine with everything else, why would I do any different with diapers?
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