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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