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Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok so I was looking at the washing thread and it's pretty dead now, but the OP says this 1 full cold ... [snip!] ... do? I would like to use as little water as possible, I don't mind an extra two rinses, but FOUR FULL cycles seems excessive."


In a front loader it isn't a whole lot. My water bill hasn't went down since not using cloth and my wash was
1 warm quick wash w/ extra rinse
1 hot wash on normal with soap w/extra rinse
1 warm quick wash half a cup of vinegar w/extra rinse
double rinse on cold
double rinse on cold
and sometimes an extra double rinse on warm, just for luck, or something.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Moses.:" In a front loader it isn't a whole lot. My water bill hasn't went down since not using cloth and my ... [snip!] ... rinse double rinse on cold double rinse on cold and sometimes an extra double rinse on warm, just for luck, or something."

I have a top loader, so four full cycles does seem like alot to me.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:</b>" Lol. I don't even have enough to trade..."</blockquote>



Me either haha. But I traded four expensive wahm dipes that leak for us (I fully disclosed but she thinks they'll work for her) for tooooons of random stuff to try :)

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Moses.:" FB swap pages can be ridiculous!!! I saw a diaper I really liked the other day and it had some minor edgewear but I was like, meh, for cheap I don't care! $42 ppd :? Really?? Uh, no."

yeah I was looking through some to see if I can buy some for cheap, but some lady was selling alvababy OS with NO inserts for $7/each. Ummm you can get some on the site with inserts for $4.76/each and NB ones for $4.50!!

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" yeah I was looking through some to see if I can buy some for cheap, but some lady was selling alvababy ... [snip!] ... alvababy OS with NO inserts for $7/each. Ummm you can get some on the site with inserts for $4.76/each and NB ones for $4.50!! "


yep. Most people on the swap pages though have bought extra in co ops fo the purpose of reselling for a profit.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3195 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok so I was looking at the washing thread and it's pretty dead now, but the OP says this 1 full cold ... [snip!] ... do? I would like to use as little water as possible, I don't mind an extra two rinses, but FOUR FULL cycles seems excessive."


I do a quick wash, a hot wash with detergent and vinegar once in a while in a downy ball, and another quick wash. I have a toploader but it's he... I think the extra rinses are really important in HE machines just because there isn't much water in there to wash the diapers... But our water bill hasn't changed either and I wash 3 times a week.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:</b>" ok so I was looking at the washing thread and it's pretty dead now, but the OP says this 1 full cold ... [snip!] ... do? I would like to use as little water as possible, I don't mind an extra two rinses, but FOUR FULL cycles seems excessive."</blockquote>



Is your top load regular or HE?

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" I do a quick wash, a hot wash with detergent and vinegar once in a while in a downy ball, and another ... [snip!] ... there isn't much water in there to wash the diapers... But our water bill hasn't changed either and I wash 3 times a week."


oh yeah I am ok doing extra rinses, but not FULL cycles, our washer we got for free from family and it is old, even when I set the load to "small" the water level is more than half!! So I think for us 2-3 extra cycles will use alot of water.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3195 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Moses.:" FB swap pages can be ridiculous!!! I saw a diaper I really liked the other day and it had some minor edgewear but I was like, meh, for cheap I don't care! $42 ppd :? Really?? Uh, no."


I KNOW! And the good stuff (actually fair priced things) go in seconds. Luckily I used a few of my son's naps to snag all of my nb diapers. lol. And craigslist has some stuff... It's just ridiculous! I just want to try something at some other kid has pooped in... Unless they pooped gold, it shouldn't cost as much as a new one..

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" FB swap pages can be ridiculous!!! I saw a diaper I really liked the other day and it had some minor edgewear but I was like, meh, for cheap I don't care! $42 ppd :? Really?? Uh, no."</blockquote>




Wtf :shock: riiiiiggght... What are they thinking? Who would even pay that new?! Not me haha

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3195 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" oh yeah I am ok doing extra rinses, but not FULL cycles, our washer we got for free from family and ... [snip!] ... when I set the load to "small" the water level is more than half!! So I think for us 2-3 extra cycles will use alot of water."


Lol. Yeah. the water in my machine doesn't even cover my loads... :/ But I do a quick wash instead of an extra rinse just because I think the agitation is more effective than just a rinse and spin.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" yep. Most people on the swap pages though have bought extra in co ops fo the purpose of reselling for a profit. "</blockquote>




Why don't they just start their own rebranded company if they're gonna do that :roll:

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" I KNOW! And the good stuff (actually fair priced things) go in seconds. Luckily I used a few of my ... [snip!] ... just want to try something at some other kid has pooped in... Unless they pooped gold, it shouldn't cost as much as a new one.."

haha exactly!!

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" FB swap pages can be ridiculous!!! I saw a diaper ... [snip!] ... Uh, no."</blockquote> Wtf :shock: riiiiiggght... What are they thinking? Who would even pay that new?! Not me haha"


Ugh, embarrassingly, I paid $35 for a diaper last week........that was used. It was practically brand new but still :lol: It was a fitted. Don't tell Dusty :oops:

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3195 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Moses.:" Ugh, embarrassingly, I paid $35 for a diaper last week........that was used. It was practically brand new but still :lol: It was a fitted. Don't tell Dusty :oops: "


Lol! I want to try so many of the ones that are that much. :)