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Old 01-28-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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How many pockets do you wash at one time?

I have enough dipes to go two, two and a half days between washings but I'm afraid two days worth of diapers is too many for the machine and they won't get clean. I wash when my small pail is full, usually about 10 pocket diapers plus wipes. How about you? I feel like if there are enough in the wash that they aren't whipping around and just kind of swishing instead, then that's too many.

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Old 01-28-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: How many pockets do you wash at one time?

i can stuff about 15-18 plus inserts and fitteds, i watched before to make sure they were aggitating and they do so i don't worry about them not getting washed right, the washer is a super capasity though
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: How many pockets do you wash at one time?

Yeah, I think it depends on your washer's capacity. I look at it this way: the regular loads of laundry I run are probably 4-5x the size of the diaper loads! I have no doubt they are getting clean.

Generally I wash every 1-2 days, about 12-14 diapers. But I've run more and haven't worried about it.

I have a large capacity front loader, if that helps. But I can't imagine the size would be a big issue unless it was one of those portable apartment machines or something; most washers are pretty good sized, and 10 dipes is nothing for them, in my opinion!
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Re: How many pockets do you wash at one time?

It depends on your washing machine for sure but with ours I wait until our bucket is full, and off to the wash it goes!
I know we have more than enough diapers to go atleast 3 days without washing, (and it happened once! only because I had company and I totally forgot...) but I can't stand leaving them for more than 24 hours.... anal me I suppose
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hmmm it's gotta be about 20-25
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I usually wash 24-30 diapers at a time!
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Re: How many pockets do you wash at one time?

wow, so as long as they're agitating, you don't worry? I like it when they whip around and down in a big whorling fashion, if that makes any sense. maybe I'm too concerned...
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I think you are too worried But you have to do what YOU are comfortable with.

I do anywhere from 12-36 pockets + inserts(hemp prefolds) + wipes in one load. We have a super capacity washer; I've never had problems with everything coming clean. They still "pull down and back up" during agitation, it just takes longer. I usually do the "heavy duty" cycle that has a long agitation period, "large" water level, and just generally make sure the washer is not *over*loaded.
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Re: How many pockets do you wash at one time?

I can wash about 24 at most in my washer. I normally do 20-22. We don't have a big washer either, ours is from the 70s!
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Re: How many pockets do you wash at one time?

I like to see the whorling action too I know whatcha mean!

I usually wash mine every 2-2 1/2 days on the heavy duty cycle in our full size washer. So that's usually around 16-18 dipes.
I don't like to do too big a load at once either, so sometimes I wash my inserts separately from the dipes themselves and just do two smaller loads.
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