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Cleaning Cloth Diapers

Posted by Bridget on 6/11/2010 to Cloth Diaper How-To

You are probably aware already that cloth diapers are reusable, but you are probably just a little unsure of how exactly this is done. This article will outline the process of cleaning cloth diapers for you so you know exactly what to do to clean your cloth diapers and make the least amount of mess possible.

Cleaning cloth diapers is a lot simpler than many people think. It may seem that cleaning cloth diapers would be difficult, but the opposite is true. They are fairly easy to clean if you have the right tools and know how to do it so that you make as little mess as possible.

When you are cleaning your cloth diapers, the first thing that you have to do is invest in a sprayer or a place where you can spray off the diapers if they are heavily soiled. Obviously, you can’t put them right in the washer in this state, so you have to do something. Some people spray them off in a shower, some spray them off in a sink and some people invest in a sprayer where they can spray them right into the toilet.

The next part of cleaning cloth diapers is getting them ready to go into the wash. They will probably be stored in a bag or a pail before they are washed, so you will need to secure them to get them ready. Fold down any tabs that are Velcro, etc.

The next step of cleaning cloth diapers is to throw it all in the washer. Now, you have to actually wash them twice in order to really get them completely clean. You should wash them first in cold water, then again in hot water. Then you rinse them and dry them on low heat so that they don’t wrinkle or hang them up to dry.

If you are cloth diapering, cleaning cloth diapers will be a large part of that. It is actually not a difficult thing to do at all. If you know what you are doing, you can avoid a mess, even with heavily soiled diapers.