Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How Does Your Laundry Go?

It's Cloth Tushie Tuesday!  Tell us about your laundry routine, then link up at the bottom.


My laundry routine at this point is simple.  Just follow the directions for the THiRSTIES PreWash and SuperWash and you have it.

Basically because if I do anything else, my daughter gets a rash on her bum that lasts until I do all the diapers in three washes of Thirsties, and then its gone.

I prefer Tide.  There, I said it.  Phosphates and damage-to-the-earth and everything, I prefer to wash diapers in Tide.  I love the smell, I love the clean, I love the bright.

Hate the rash.

I still try, every once in a while, to slip a Tide wash in.  To get them "really clean", you know.  So they smell nice and fresh out of the dryer.  When I did that two weeks ago, we were in diaper cream for five days, and I had to re-wash the entire stash of diapers.

In Thirsties.  It's what gets rid of whatever causes the rash.  So there I am.

When diapers come off, they go in the wet bag.  If they are poopy, they get the dunk-and-swish in the toilet first.  I don't have a diaper sprayer, we just do it the old fashioned way.  If they are just wet, then straight into the bag that hangs on the back of the bathroom door, or the one in the diaper bag.  Every few days I lug the wet bags down to the washer.  Short wash on cold with the PreWash, long wash on hot with the SuperWash, and only occasionally an extra rinse.  The Superwash is gentle and has no suds, so unless I'm worried about rashes, I sometimes skip the extra rinse. 

Everything into the dryer.  It really does help if you add a dry hand towel - speeds up your drying time.

I'm one of those people that stuffs pockets and puts them away.  If I have accomplished nothing else with my day, at least I feel like I have succeeded at one thing.

I'll get over my Tide codependence.  Someday.

(I have a few more posts on laundry here, here, and here.)

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Jellybean Mama said...

I cannot believe you won a prize at DaMomma - so jealous! Congratz!

Also, I am a die-hard Tide fan. Liquid HE Tide, that's me.

MommieV said...

I know, I'm totally stoked. I think it's a sign from god for me to have another baby. NOT.

I was hoping to win the tickets. Except I have a toddler with the croup, so that would present a problem. So, the blankets are good.

I wash Everything in Tide. (Except for diapers, obviously.)

Funky Mama Bird said...

Wait. Wait. Wait. A dry hand towel makes the laundry dry faster? Really? Because our overnight inserts take for freaking EVER to dry. Like 2 hours on high heat.

I switched to tide gentle and sensitive. It just came out and is the only detergent that Gunne can handle anywhere on his skin. Prior to that he got eczema from time to time just from his clothes no matter what I washed them in. Purex, woolite, tide, whatever. So now everyone's laundry gets done in tide gentle and sensitive and no more worries. =)

MommieV said...

It depends on how your dryer works, but it does seem to help with mine.

I'm thinking about trying the Tide gentle and sensitive, because I just have to have a Tide wash every now and then. But I always regret it when I do ....