I just got a Bum Genius OS diaper and will be getting a kawaii OS as well. I've never had any new AIO's before -just prefolds...how does one prep them? or do you? the BG has mircofiber inserts and I also bought a bunch more microfibre doublers. do you need to do anything to them before you use them??
Also, just general washing, I see a million directions (for the same kinds of diapers too) on how to wash. I live in an aprtment complex with laundry down three flights of stairs. I have a 1.5 year old and will have a newborn in january. I feel confused by the washing directions of BG (use 1/4 reccomended detergent, wash cold wash,hot double rinse, line dry.) We only have generic washing machines, not even sure if you can select a different (double??) rinse temp. HELP. I've heard some people wash in only cold. I need simple but effective if I'm sticking with cloth. Line drying could be ok with a drying rack or a line on our balcony.
Can I wash the flats I'm getting with the AIO's? what about covers? (PUL or TPU or something)
With the prefolds I just washed them on hot about 5 times before use, I think, then I just washed them hot after that and usually used the dryer as line drying was difficult in that place...is the dryer ok sometimes?
These will be for use by my 1.5 year old till potty training and baby right through and hopefully another baby someday.