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drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting **Jen:" Sounds good! Thank you! And thanks for the foam attack warning lol I would have had that for sure if you didn't mention it!"


No problem! Also, since you have an HE machine and are having problems with stinky diapers on some and absorbing less with others, you might want to try running an extra wash with no detergent after each wash. If I don't, I get bad buildup.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Kay plus Two:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:</b>" I'm going to start today and at the end ... [snip!] ... used to figure out the cost per disposable before I would buy a box to see what was the best deal, same with ounces of formula."

I did that too, with sposies. I'm interested to see how much money I save this week.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:</b>" No problem! Also, since you have an HE machine and are having problems with stinky diapers on some and ... [snip!] ... less with others, you might want to try running an extra wash with no detergent after each wash. If I don't, I get bad buildup."</blockquote>




I already do 1 extra rinse. Do u mean one more or just 1 total? Do the front loader when stripping would it do foam overload if I put vinegar in the soap dispenser and bakin soda on the dipes in the washer?

**Jen 51 kids; Waterloo, Ontario 527 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" No problem! Also, since you have an HE machine and are having problems with stinky diapers on some and ... [snip!] ... less with others, you might want to try running an extra wash with no detergent after each wash. If I don't, I get bad buildup."

I do a cold prerinse, warm wash with soap and 2 cold rinse for the diapers, same with the pullups but hot wash instead of warm. Should I do more?

**Jen 51 kids; Waterloo, Ontario 527 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:</b>" No problem! Also, since you have an HE ... [snip!] ... when stripping would it do foam overload if I put vinegar in the soap dispenser and bakin soda on the dipes in the washer?"

I was wondering that as well... unless I stand next to the machine for a few minutes I'm most likely going to forget to add the other thing to the wash :P

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting **Jen:</b>" I was wondering that as well... unless I stand next to the machine for a few minutes I'm most likely going to forget to add the other thing to the wash :P"</blockquote>



Yeah and front loaders are so diff than top ones. :( its hard. One thing I read on one website said add a white towel to the wash to raise the water level. Maybe that'll help?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting **Jen:</b>" I was wondering that as well... unless I stand next ... [snip!] ... :( its hard. One thing I read on one website said add a white towel to the wash to raise the water level. Maybe that'll help?"


I wouldn't do that, that just adds another thing to clean to take away from the diapers. I always did a quick double rinse, then did another rinse with no spin. That way all of my diapers were sopping wet, and when I started the long cycle, my machine would weigh it as a full load.

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
30th Dec '12

I have a top loader, and I do a presoak with baking soda, then hot wash with detergent, then hot rinse with vinegar, then cold rinse every time I wash.



When I strip, which isn't often, I do the baking soda presoak, then hot wash with enough dawn to create bubbles, then hot rinse until all the bubbles are gone.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" I wouldn't do that, that just adds another thing to clean to take away from the diapers. I always did ... [snip!] ... spin. That way all of my diapers were sopping wet, and when I started the long cycle, my machine would weigh it as a full load."</blockquote>




Oh that's genius!!! I haven't had to wash soiled dipes yet so idk any tricks haha. I just prepped.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" I wouldn't do that, that just adds another thing ... [snip!] ... load."</blockquote> Oh that's genius!!! I haven't had to wash soiled dipes yet so idk any tricks haha. I just prepped."


Someone in here recommended it, I think it was Brianne, or maybe Nicco. IDR now, but it works really really well.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting **Jen:" I do a cold prerinse, warm wash with soap and 2 cold rinse for the diapers, same with the pullups but hot wash instead of warm. Should I do more?"

It depends on what works for you. You might be using too much soap or have hard water, if you have smelly pullups after only a month

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" How does everyone's SO/DH feel about cloth diapering? My mom and grandma won't change DD's diaper because ... [snip!] ... hard'. Even my pockets, they say they can't figure out how to get it on :roll: even though I've showed them a million times."


BD changes them fine. I had to show him like 20 times before he got it right. My mom can change her too, but she leaves it too lose and then blames the cloth diaper for the leak, when it's user error. So when my mom babysits I take a washable marker and color the snaps that need to be snapped haha. Comes right off in the wash :D
Nobody else changes her. They're all scared haha.

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" I'm going to start today and at the end of the week I'll post how much I've saved. I know I've already broken even, so now its pure savings."


Same here. It's amazing how much I've saved in 10 months since we switched! I don't feel bad buying new ones this way hahaha

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting **Jen:" I was wondering if anyone can give me a little advice on stripping microfiber inserts. Mine don't seem ... [snip!] ... with her). Don't think the covers are a problem so I just want to strip inserts this time. Thanks in advance for any help :)"


Wash them with a little squirt of blue dawn dish soap and run 8-10 hot wash cycles, or until you see no more suds.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:</b>" BD changes them fine. I had to show him like 20 times before he got it right. My mom can change her ... [snip!] ... the snaps that need to be snapped haha. Comes right off in the wash :D Nobody else changes her. They're all scared haha. "</blockquote>



The marker thing is brilliant haha!! I'll use that if anyone can't figure it out. Are they just afraid to go too tight?