- Cold water rinse without detergent, this will flush out any solid residue and urine, preventing stains from setting in.
- Hot water wash with detergent, using half the amount you wold use for regular laundry.
- Additional rinse and optionally add 3-4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (this is a natural antiseptic).
- Inserts, fitteds and prefolds can go in the dryer, covers and pockets should be hung up to dry to lengthen their life.
Monday, August 16, 2010
We've had a lot of questions recently about washing cloth diapers and I know it's one of the points of concern for many people when they start cloth diapering. Washing cloth diapers should not be a difficult and lengthy process. You should not have to use different additives (such as vinegar, baking soda, etc). There are a few things to mention before we get to the washing itself. You always want to use the highest water setting on your washer to allow for more agitation of your diapers. If you use a HE washer and cannot set the water level, throwing a soaking wet towel in with your diapers will "trick" your washer into adding more water. You want to use a laundry detergent that is free of dyes, perfumes, enzymes, brighteners, bleach and softeners. You do not want to use Dreft, it contains softeners which will coat your diapers and cause them to leak. Now to washing! It's very simple, I promise!