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Old 02-04-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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How long can you leave dirty diapers without washing?

I have a laundry bag in a closed trash can that I put dirty diapers in. What is the longest amount of time that its okay to leave them without washing? I don't want them getting permanently stinky/stained/mildewy but going to the laundromat every other day is out of the question. Is twice a week okay? (3-4 days in between washings)

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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Re: How long can you leave dirty diapers without washing?

I wash mine every 3 to 4 days and they are fine I have prefolds and mostly covers though
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:12 PM   #3
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I wash once a week or so.
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I wash once a week or so.
Oh really?! Your diapers don't mildew or stink?? Because I usually do laundry once a week but now that I am starting CDing I figured I would make an extra laundry trip every week... I thought once a week would start to ruin the diapers. I really don't know, haha...
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I have never had issues. There was a thread about washing once a week, earlier this week.

It just depends on a lot of factors. 2x a week should be fine if you are worried about once a week.
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I normally wash twice a week, but if I get super busy I have washed only once a week. I have never had problems either way.
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Re: How long can you leave dirty diapers without washing?

I also aim for twice a week but every now and then we only wash once a week. No issues so far.
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No, they will be fine!
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are there really no issues with mildew or stains by only washing weekly?!
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Re: How long can you leave dirty diapers without washing?

I think every 3-4 days is fine unless they are in a warm humid room. Maybe then mildew would be an issue.
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