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Old 08-23-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Do you still do a cold rinse if...

So we've been doing really well at catching poos lately (ECing), so generally we have loads of dipes that only have pee on them (maybe a couple with a little poo). Can I just do a hot wash/cold rinse with these instead of doing coldwash/cold rinse, and then the hot wash/cold rinse???

Is the cold wash for poo only, so that it doesn't stain? I don't want to be wasting time/water if there's only like one or two dipes with poo on them in the wash! What happens later when she gets solids? Could I pull this off with only BF poo, but not BF+solids poo?

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Old 08-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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I'd probably still do it, unless you're washing every day. Pee sitting in dipes needs to be rinsed really well
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If there's been no poo, I don't rinse-- but I was daily.
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I'd still do it. I wouldn't do a full wash/rinse cycle, just the rinse.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:24 AM   #5
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I'd still do it. I wouldn't do a full wash/rinse cycle, just the rinse.
oh, I have a front loader, so i can't JUST do a rinse, I have to do the whole cycle b/c the door locks!!!
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i didn't always do it, and i didn't notice any problems. try it and see what happens. the worst thing is you have to wash again, right? worth a shot.
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I didn't do it today, but I just washed yesterday, so they hadn't been sitting there very long. I usually go every 2.5-3 days and always do a cold pre-rinse cycle.
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I do it
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I would, but only because I'm pretty anal about getting them clean.
I don't think it's necessary, really. Not if your dipes don't have poo all over them.
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I would, even pee can stain over time. You don't want to set it in by washing on hot. Try using a lower water level for your first rinse and see if that works for you.
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