Rebecca - posted on 05/07/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I recently recieved my first bundle of cloth diapers, and when reading washing instructions, I found a majority suggest a full wash in hot or at least warm water. I have neverrr use hot or warm water to wash anything in my life [wasting energy!!] and I was a little worried. Sooo, I went to my washer to prep, set it to hot, turned on the washer only to be greeted with a very loud buzzing and no water, and the "warm" cycle seemed pretty cold to me. This washer is very old, so I'm not surprised if it doesn't have these options anymore...and getting a new one at the time is out of the question! I was wondering if there are any suggestions for how to get them washed in the hot water? without having to get a new washer or go anywhere else...
I was thinking of just doing the cold wet rinse first, and then possibly doing a hot handwash myself? Will this be a good alternative?