This month Maria from change-diapers.com asked, “What type of washing machine do you use? What detergent? Water temperature? How many diapers do you wash at a time? What cycle do you use? (and so forth!)”
***Please Note this is what works for me after some trial and error. There are SO MANY variables to consider when coming up with your own Cloth Diaper Laundry: Water Type (hard or soft), Type of Washer (top or front load), detergent you use (should always be cloth diaper safe), and even the type of cloth diapers you are washing.****
At my house we own the LG front load washing machine. I love it because it has so many setting options!
How I wash my cloth diapers:
First I do a 15 minute speed cold water wash with no soap. Then I throw in a Honest Brand 4-in-1 laundry pod and set the washing machine at: Cotton/ Normal Wash, Hot Water, Heavy Soil Level, 2 Extra Rinses.
I wash my cloth diapers every 2 days. I wash everything together diaper shells/covers, inserts, hemp inserts, cloth wipes, laundry bags and even my 3 year old son’s underwear if he has an accident.
For drying I remove the diaper shells/covers and laundry bags to line/air dry. Everything else goes in the dryer with 6 wool dryer balls and 2 large towels. This helps reduce static and helps them dry quicker.
I do line dry outside every once in a while. It freshens the cloth diapers and helps remove stubborn stains.
I have written a couple other post about my cloth diaper laundry routine.
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