Log In Sign Up

Qotd: 2/21


Forum: Cloth Diapering

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Cloth Diapering LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
February 21st, 2013, 08:26 AM
MamaLemonade's Avatar ~~Whitney~~
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere in CA
Posts: 2,858
What is your wash routine?
__________________
Whitney
SAHM,EBF,ERF,CDing,non-vaxxing
Mommy to:C(5), M(4), T(1), awaiting #4
Married to my <3 since 8/09


Reply With Quote
  #2  
February 21st, 2013, 08:51 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,057
I have variable but generally very hard water and a Samsung HE FLer.

Bleach version: (actually I like to do it every time but sometimes I don't have time to run back and set the second wash cycle, the one-cycle version is easier)
1) Delicates cycle (used the most water), warm/warm (won't do hot for this cycle), heavy soil. Detergent to line 1 and fill the bleach compartment with regular Clorox.
2) Heavy Duty cycle, Hot/Cold, heavy soil, + Extra Rinse. Detergent to line 2-3, 1/2 cap of 7th gen fabric softener in that compartment.
3) Dry 60 minutes on medium

One-long-cycle version:
1) 1/2 cup or so Borax or 2 scoops biokleen oxygen bleach powder straight into the drum before adding diapers. Sanitary cycle, Extra hot/cold, heavy soil. +Prewash, +Extra rinse, +ActivFresh (silver ions to aid disinfection). Detergent to line 3-4, divided between prewash and main wash compartments, fabric softener.
2) Dry 60 min on medium.

I sub vinegar for fabric softener and use less detergent if our water turns soft after heavy rainfall, sometimes I get caught unawares and see tons of suds in the last rinse and have to run a quick wash with nothing to rinse completely. If we do the easy one-cycle version for too long we start to get stink creeping in (mainly a hint of ammonia in the night diaper) and then I do the bleach version a couple times to kill it.

Took awhile to get used to my water randomly varying in hardness if I'm lucky, I notice it in the normal laundry or dish washing first so I can adjust my routine preemptively! And I am very alert for changes after any big rains in the area!
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #3  
March 9th, 2013, 08:58 AM
myfavoriteshoes's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 5,483
Send a message via Skype™ to myfavoriteshoes
Wash every 2-3 days.
Pre-rinse on cold, wash on hot, double rinse (cold) with CrunchyClean or RnG detergent.
Shove everything in the dryer and put on Very Dry (its a sensor setting)
__________________
Samuel Francisco (11/24/08, 8lbs2oz, 21in)
Elijah Spencer (10/28/12, 8lbs11oz, 20.5in)



Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0