Log In Sign Up


Forum: Cloth Diapering


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 [email protected].

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
November 16th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Savvy's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 494
hi ladies! i joined this board a few months ago. i am back with a question.

i cd my daughter and had planned on using cloth on my son once he was born. it worked out great until it was time to wash. it turns out that my building's washer ($3 total to wash and dry) doesn't have a cold cycle. if i take them to the laundromat, it costs me $5 to wash and dry. this is every 2 days. that's $15 a week. i truly can't afford it. a pack of sposies costs me $10 for 2 weeks. i really want to get back using cloth.

so i guess my question is...would you chance a hot rinse/ hot wash? i normally do a cold rinse/ cold wash then do a hot wash/ cold rinse.


thanks and i hope to rejoin you ladies.
K.M.~ SAHM to S (8/14/02) and A (9/19/07), vegetarian, homeschooling.

HAPPILY raising my children alone

Almost there!

BOY boi ~(n) Noise with dirt on it.

Reply With Quote
November 16th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Kelllilee's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington State
Posts: 13,080
Send a message via AIM to Kelllilee
I always wash my diapers on hot... my machine is all cold rinses though, no choice there. The only concern I would have is stains. I do a prewash in cold water before the hot wash to avoid that.
Kellisa, Mama to:
Courtney, Nola, Kya, Whitney, and baby girl #5 coming soon!
Reply With Quote
November 16th, 2007, 05:13 PM
moondrop's Avatar Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 30
i would consider getting this....i'm actually thinking i'm gonna get this for my diapers and momma cloth

and here's another

the second looks electric while the first looks like a hand crank washer.

cindy(41), wife to dave (44), mom to deidre (21), alex (19), and logan (18m)
stepmom to Ben(22), Jessica(21), Caleb (20), kristen (18), daniel (16), josh (14), erin (13)
Reply With Quote
November 16th, 2007, 10:06 PM
dvrgrl38's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,662
I agree that the only worry would be stains without the first cold risne, I'd just get prefolds and go for it.
<div align="center"></div>
<div align="center"></div>
<div align="center">Make a pregnancy ticker</div>
Reply With Quote
November 16th, 2007, 10:39 PM
picklesmama's Avatar <;,><
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 22,604
Well, you could do your cold pre-rinse in your bathtub.... just fill it, add your dipes, and swish em around really well with a rubber-gloved hand. Then get one of those plastic tubs that people fill with sodas and ice at barbecues and lug them to your washer in that - or maybe a rolling cooler even, something that won't drip - then you can put em in the hot wash and no worries about stains!

Crissy mama to Jack 7.16.01 ~ Mia Bella 10.29.02
Angus Pickle 2.24.04 ~ Sydney Bean 10.26.06 & Kater Tot 2.15.09

Reply With Quote
November 17th, 2007, 02:33 PM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 28,853
The reason for the cold rinse is because hot water sets protein stains like poop. So really you don't have to worry about no cold rinse if you don't mind stains.

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
Smaller on the Outside

Reply With Quote
November 17th, 2007, 04:45 PM
wifey2kevin's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Keesler AFB, Mississippi
Posts: 6,419
Send a message via AIM to wifey2kevin Send a message via Yahoo to wifey2kevin
i use nothing but HOT HOT HOT water.....in EVERY cycle. i haven't noticed stains...but i haven't really looked either! lol!
Kristin, proud Air Force wife to Kevin(since 01.20.06)
Mommy to Kaylynn Grace(11.20.06), Jackson William(3.18.08),
Carsyn Olivia(9.5.09), and Noah Cauthen(10.27.11)

Survivor Mom - My Blog

Reply With Quote
November 17th, 2007, 09:50 PM
outnumbered's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: On Top of Mt. Laundry
Posts: 3,943
Send a message via MSN to outnumbered
I didn't know there was such a thing as a table top washing machine! LOL

Maybe a cold rinse in the tub would work first, but then you'd have to rinse it out real good afterward.
Jump into Spring! BPAFreeKids.com wishes you good times and warmer weather!

I am a breastfeeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, no crying it out, baby wearing mama of 3 boys, one of which has autism. Meet my boys here (having technical difficulties with my website). My blogs are On Top of Mt. Laundry and The Cache Checkers.

Most frequently found at the Cloth Diapering board but also a member of the July '05 PR, Austim board and the Choosing Not To Vaccinate board.

Reply With Quote
November 18th, 2007, 09:52 AM
Savvy's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 494
thanks everyone!!

moondrop~ i didn't know there was a tabletop washer either!!! that looks like something i can use!!

picklesmama~i hadn't even considered the bathtub.

i have prefolds and don't mind stains so thank you, thank you!!
K.M.~ SAHM to S (8/14/02) and A (9/19/07), vegetarian, homeschooling.

HAPPILY raising my children alone

Almost there!

BOY boi ~(n) Noise with dirt on it.

Reply With Quote

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 05:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0