So I've had our routine down for many months. Got over rough, stinky, crunchy diapers, dealt with build up, bacteria, various detergents and the amount used, gave a chance to Ecover....thanks to all of you and your posts and comments that I learned from I love cloth diapering and wouldn't have it any other way! Because we live in an apartment I had to purchase the portable washer [Haier] which is awesome, even though it takes some space of our already small bathroom. I wash all of our clothes and dd's diapers in this little thing.
Anyway, we may be moving shortly to a very small house with no laundry room. There is a space in the bathroom for a stackable W/D but I'm not too crazy about their usual size. I suppose a stackable top loader combo would fit there as well. So here is my question....or questions...
--- Would you buy a FL and wash diapers in there? I'm reading conflicting opinions about the difficulty with adding extra water, detergent, the length of cycles, etc. Would you go through the hassle of figuring out the whole routine again, this time in a FL vs. a TL?
--- Would you get a stackable FL W/D combo, use it for clothes and keep Haier for diapers?
--- Would you get a stackable [small size] TL W/D combo and deal with washing less clothes than in a regular TL and bringing some to a laundromat if needed (I'm grossed out by those). Haier is small but you can probably fit the same amount of clothes in as you could in a regular size stackable TL washer (just judging by using them on our trips).
--- Would you be tempted to redesign an already small space and move/add some walls (the home would be ours) to create a very tiny laundry room so you could have a regular size TL (regular size) washer and dryer?
The reason I'm asking is DP thinks I'm completely crazy considering these options and obviously thinks I'm overthinking this because washing diapers in a front loader will be the same. Am I really crazy to be honestly afraid of a front loader? Am I overthinking this? How do you like your FL if you have one? Are some brands/models better for diapers than other? I'm clueless.