Lerin - posted on 02/25/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I don't have time to search thru past posts, so please forgive me, b/c I know this question has been asked a million times.
I've been CDing my 2 yr old since 6 wks old, but all I ever used was pocket diapers, until recently and use fitteds for overnights. So with my newborn, until she's big enough to fit into our stash of pockets, I'm using prefolds with ProWrap covers. Very happy with this arrangement.
Since I never used prefolds with my other baby, I've never had this problem. I line dry, for economical as well as environmental reasons. Diapers are scratchy. I *cheat* and put them in the dryer (with dryer balls) for a few minutes when I bring them in and that helps some, but not enough.
I've got some fleece liners that I made for my 2 yr old to wear with her overnights, (otherwise she's BRIGHT bright red), that I'm trying as I type, BUT on a 7 lb baby, it adds so much more bulk. (My mom suggested disposable wipes as a liner- I use them once and then wash them with the diapers and can wash them at least 3 times before they fall apart, so that's another thing I'm gonna try, but eventually would have to buy more and that kinda defeats the whole purpose of using cloth)
I'm washing all the diapers & covers together, so if I do something in the wash, I need to be able to do with covers, microfiber inserts etc.
I've heard vinegar is a good softener, but that it's horrible on the PUL. What about baking soda? I often sprinkle that in the pail to deodorize and haven't found that it really helps as a softener. I have really hard water if that makes any difference. THANKS LADIES!!!!