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November 16th, 2007, 02:47 PM
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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.

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November 16th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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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.
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November 16th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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i would consider getting this....i'm actually thinking i'm gonna get this for my diapers and momma cloth
http://www.laundry-alternative.com/washing.htm

and here's another
http://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Washer-Portab...e/dp/B000BTDNEK

the second looks electric while the first looks like a hand crank washer.
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November 16th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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I agree that the only worry would be stains without the first cold risne, I'd just get prefolds and go for it.
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November 16th, 2007, 10:39 PM
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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!
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November 17th, 2007, 02:33 PM
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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.
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November 17th, 2007, 04:45 PM
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i use nothing but HOT HOT HOT water.....in EVERY cycle. i haven't noticed stains...but i haven't really looked either! lol!
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November 17th, 2007, 09:50 PM
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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.
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November 18th, 2007, 09:52 AM
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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!!
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