Cloth Diapers?

Elizabeth - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have any tips for using cloth diapers or anything that has worker well for them? I am just worried about cleaning out the "dirty" diapers,

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Laura - posted on 04/04/2010

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my daughter purchased the gdiapers for the new little one. Looks like they will be wonderful to use. Back in the day when my babies were in diapers, I rinse, then throw in the bucket with white vinegar till there was a full load and hang out to dry. While out and about always keeps a zip top gallon in the diaper bag. That way after you rinse you can put into the bag for easy transport back home

Frances - posted on 12/04/2009

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Disposable liners, put htem in the nappy with each changing. Most of them a thin enough and safe enough to flush and wet ones I just wash again. They'll last about 4 washed usually. I have an old toilet brush to give the nappy a scrub in case it doens't all land in the liner then it goes in a bucket to soak until its washed. Easy.

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Sheryl - posted on 04/13/2010

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What's that saying in Forrest Gump? 'Shit Happens' I have a lemon tree which I would hose the poo out underneath. My bub had very runny poo until i cut dairy out and then she got more regular. I also practice Elimination Communication- basically you watch baby's cues (my little girl grunts and gets red in the face) and I go sit her on the toilet. She still wears nappies but I haven't had to clean out more than a handful of poo nappies for the past 2 months. If you really don't want to deal with the poo that could be the way to go. Otherwise the flushable liners are good and so is the 'little squirt'

Caz - posted on 11/27/2009

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Old thread but I thought I'd bump it to suggest the 'little squirt'. It's a hand held sprayer that you attach to your toilet plumbing to blast any squishy poos into the toilet ;) I used one and never had a smelly bin. This is probably late for you, but might help another mama out!

Caite - posted on 09/03/2009

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I use bumgenius diapers. They are sooo easy.. I just soak any soiled diapers until I am ready with a full load of laundry and just throw it all in together. The machine does the work and then hang them out to dry. Great tip for public outings: I leave the "diaper bag" in the car or on my bike and take a smaller bag/ purse with one to two diapers, wallet and cell phone, where ever I go. When I need to restock I just head back to the car, with no need to lug around a huge bag!! Makes things sooo easy! Good Luck!

Aramenta - posted on 08/29/2009

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I too use a dry pail method, just dump the poo in the toilet and toss into the pail. Since they dry, they don't smell, and I was every 3 days or so with great results.

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I use FuzziBunz and have had no problems with staining. I don't use a wet pail soak because I had read some awful stories about some babies who had gotten into the wet pail and drowned (mostly due to people not locking the lids). If you do this method use a locking lid on top of the pail. I had seen someone post that the method they use instead of a wet pail method was to use their washer instead (washing every couple of days so it didn't interfere with their regular laundry day).



I just use a wet bag (not the same thing as a wet pail). I put the solids in the toilet and just make sure to wash every couple of days. Sunlight and lemon juice work good also. Many people have told me that if they do stain, it just takes a few more washes to actually get the stain out. Make sure to follow the recommended laundering techniques for the brand you buy. VERY important!



Some people I've seen online use Oxi-Clean but I am not sure how good this is for the diapers. You could also consider using a liner in the diaper, so you can just pick up the liner and throw it in the toilet. Still some waste, but much less than a disposable diaper. This will stop some of the solids from getting on the diaper but not all of them.

Molly - posted on 06/12/2009

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some people (not i) use the 'dry pail' method. You dont wash/rinse anything, just throw it in the washer when you have a load and they claim it works great. I wash/rinse even the pees because we have a terrible washer. :( do what works for you.

Anne - posted on 06/11/2009

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I use prefolds (with snappis & proraps). If it's solid, I dump it into the toilet, otherwise I toss it in a wet bag in a diaper pail. Wash them every 2-3 days, with a cold rinse cycle (occasionally adding some baking soda or vinegar) and then a hot cycle with extra rinse. The wet bag gets turned inside out into the washer, and it and any soiled covers get hung to dry -- the diapers can go in the dryer or be line dried.

Sometimes there are peas, bean skins, carrot chunks, etc in the washer after I pull the diapers out, but by that point they've been washed, so it's no biggie to pull them out and throw them away!

Vanessa - posted on 06/03/2009

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i just rinse the poo of the nappy straight away, then chuck it into a soaking bucket with white vinegar.....then wash as normal and hang out in the sun shine.


sun shine naturally bleaches out any poo stains.

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