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Old 03-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Washing in Warm Water

Does anyone do this? I just bought some Poppy Fields diapers & it says wash on warm. It's never occurred to me to wash on anything but hot.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Oh, gosh, if ANYTHING in my house gets pee or poop on it, it gets washed on hot. I couldn't do warm. Gag.
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I use warm 90% of the time. Most washers do not get hot enough to kill germs And the sun and the dryer kill germs. my hot on my washer is not rhot enought to kill any thing but my light bill. I have never had a problem washing in warm.
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I use warm 90% of the time. Most washers do not get hot enough to kill germs And the sun and the dryer kill germs. my hot on my washer is not rhot enought to kill any thing but my light bill. I have never had a problem washing in warm.
Ahh, you're right that washers mix cold into even the hot cycle, but that's why I turn the cold spigot off for hot cycles, then turn it back on for rinse cycles. It scalds diapers, towels, kitchen cloth, family cloth, cloth menstrual pads, and linens with 140 degree water. When I started doing that, everything got so much cleaner.
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Re: Washing in Warm Water

I shut the cold off during diaper washes too.

Warm washes wouldn't scare me, I just like the idea of hot washes more.
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How do you shut the cold off momentarily like that?
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Re: Washing in Warm Water

There's an on/off switch on the pipe.
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Just saying, hot water is usually not installed on washers overseas. I'm sure there are PLENTY of women who wash on warm with no issues. And the one's who handwash....

The soap is what is cleaning. Not the hot water.
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I use warm 90% of the time. Most washers do not get hot enough to kill germs And the sun and the dryer kill germs. my hot on my washer is not rhot enought to kill any thing but my light bill. I have never had a problem washing in warm.
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I use warm 90% of the time. Most washers do not get hot enough to kill germs And the sun and the dryer kill germs. my hot on my washer is not rhot enought to kill any thing but my light bill. I have never had a problem washing in warm.
This is us too. Even on a hot wash it only gets about 90 degrees.
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