Marie - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
What is your cloth diaper washing system?
I hear so much about residue build up but I personally have not dealt with this.
My system is that I use a dry pail method, sprinkle in a bit of baking soda and sometimes lavender.
To wash I use a cold rinse first with some vinegar, then when that is done I switch it to hot and use "Vancouver Only" soap, it is the plainest, cheapest detergent I can find and specially made for Vancouver, BC's water. If it is sunny out I will hang them up outside and the sun will bleach any stains it seems within minutes, sometimes I will hang them inside, usually I use our dryer tho.
It is as simple as using disposables in my opinion, I kinda have fun doing them cause her diapers are just so cute and kinda old fashioned but not at all. We use Bummis prefolds. I have a couple G Diaper covers which I love too and a couple Bumgenius which I find cute but kinda complicated.
Is you system the same or similar? What is different?