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post #101 of 237

Extra rinse since there's less water - isn't that like, diaper 101??  Am I crazy? I definitely got stinks when I cut out the extra rinse w/dd1....Time to experiment

 

It's snowing here, DD1 is ecstatic.  About to trudge out in it.  I mean, I'm about to make magical childhood memories  by fostering a love of the outdoors in my precious child.  

 

It looks cold.


Edited by Katico - 1/20/12 at 11:03am
post #102 of 237

Tell us WHAT?  Is someone pregnant???

 

Front loader vs. top loader:  When I had a front loader I had to do an extra rinse, and every ten days or so I did a sanitary super hot cycle on them or else my diapers stank.  Now that I'm using a top loader in the shared laundry at our new place, no stink.  No extra rinse.  Cold short cycle, then regular hot cycle, ta da! No stink.  Front loader:  all stink, all the time.  LOVE the top loaders for diapers!  I've had two top loaders and two front loaders in my cloth diapering career and I would choose a top loader every time!

 

I'm on day four of the most awful diarrhea I've ever had in my life.  I was going 5-10 times an hour last night!  I haven't left the house since Tuesday.  Now I'm going to try to walk up to the doctor without crapping myself (which I've done three times in as many days, no kidding!!!!!!) and see what's up and what I can take while breastfeeding.  This is awful. 

 

post #103 of 237

With our front loader I put it on heavy duty wash and press the extra rinse extra soak buttons and I use detergient and a little green max pro and they are clean. It takes about 2 hrs but I don't have to check it or anything. Takes forever to dry though. I should probably hang them and it might take less time. My dryer needs the tubes de-lented I think.

 

lifeguard- I know exhaustion is hard to define with small children BUT definately check it out. There is nothing they can do but there are other things to be concerned about so they can rule them out.

 

 

post #104 of 237

starling we posted at the same time: I hope you get that resolved, diareah is the WORST!

 

Forget to mention I use a hot water wash.

post #105 of 237
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Pi and Amy May, should we tell them?

 



That is evil to leave us all wondering!! LOL!

post #106 of 237

Tell us what?!

 

Ugh Starling! Feel better!

 

Diapers: top loader here. One cold short cycle. One hot cycle with extra rinse. I haven't had to strip the baby diapers but had to occasionally with DD1. Toddler pee is some strong stuff! I used the Dharma Trading Company detergent I have for prepping clothes for dying. Works beautifully! I liked it much better then using Dawn. I don't have super hot water here...

post #107 of 237

 

Oh Starling  :(  I really hope you make it to the dr's and back sans drama :(  That's the worst!

 

Rosemary, Steph is right - that WAS evil!

 

I love our front loader for everything but the extra attention diapers require with it!

 

So, it wasn't cold.  It was frigid.  But worth it.  Look at my happy little pumpkins!

 

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Edited by Katico - 1/20/12 at 12:43pm
post #108 of 237

 

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Pi and Amy May, should we tell them?
 

 

I'm fine with telling. Amy May?

 

No one is pregnant (that I know of!)

 

Diapers: We just wash them in one go. I set our front-loading washer to pre-wash, extra rinse, and heavy soil. It does the rest. They don't stink. I do make sure to use only a very small amount of detergent.

 

Reading: I am reading The Rest is Noise right now and it is fabulous. Highly recommend.

 

In other news, oh my goodness, I did not know one small body could create so much poop. DS1 only pooped every 7-10 days. I miss that. This baby poops multiple times a day. Cloth dipes hold it well, but the disposables, not so much. I had him in a disposable after lunch today b/c all the diaper covers are in the wash, and he pooped all the way up his back. I had to wash him, his clothes, the change table, me, the bouncy seat he had been sitting in ... the whole thing took 45 minutes.

post #109 of 237

starling, you can almost certainly have rehydration salts, no? They won't stop anything, but they will make you feel better by preventing dehydration. A DIY version is to just put a teaspoon of salt in a glass of coke. Hugs, and I hope you feel better soon!

post #110 of 237
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I'm fine with telling. Amy May?



You guys are killing us! Out with it!

post #111 of 237
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You guys are killing us! Out with it!



I'm ready to revert back to toddler years....

 

"What is it Mama?"

 

"Mama- What is it?"

 

"TELL ME MAMA! TELL ME RIGHT NOW!!!!"

 

Insert tantrum with high pitched screams, kicking walls and throwing toys winky.gif

 

post #112 of 237

gad i am not the only one going insane!!!!

 

COME ON LADIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!dizzy.gif

post #113 of 237

I can't take keeping people in suspense like this, especially at the end of the day on Friday! Amy May, I am pretty sure that you won't mind sharing, so I hope I am right.

 

NO ONE IS PREGNANT. (That I know of.) However, I am going to be in Boston next week to give a talk so the three of us are having a little DDC meet-up. I PM'd Rosemary and Amy May because I knew they were both in the area. If there is anyone else in Boston who has not disclosed their location but would like to join us, PM us!

post #114 of 237

Yeah, that's it. I'm excited to meet 2 great ddc members in real life!

post #115 of 237

And starling, I'm so sorry. Awful, awful.

Beth, you and your kids are SO cute!

post #116 of 237
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Yeah, that's it. I'm excited to meet 2 great ddc members in real life!



Me too! Sorry for breaking under the pressure of large font. winky.gif

 

Katico, you are a fantastic mom, and a funny writer. thumb.gif

 

That reminds me, how do the other DDC babies feel about cold wind in the face? Mine puts it up there somewhere at the level of being poked with sharp things. He gets quite upset and literally foams at the mouth.

post #117 of 237

Yes, that is our big surprise...a Boston MDC playdate/ mommies lunch.  I was at my old job today and didn't have computer/phone access, so sorry for the terrible suspense!  I feel like I know you all already, but we are looking forward to it.  BTW, Leiahs and Poodge, perhaps we can eventually have a Colorado meetup as well?

 

Starling- oh gosh, I hope you feel better soon.  That sounds absolutely awful!

 

Laundry- we have a top loader and for dipes use Country Save powder detergent.  I will wash the diapers on a pre-wash cycle (on autosoak), hot, with a little soap, and then a second heavy cycle with more baby clothes and soap, and put the setting on extra rinse.  I appreciate hearing what you all are doing.  I swear by baking soda and vinegar as a cleaning product, but never have used it in laundry before.  

post #118 of 237
Starling, hope you get to the dr's okay and get something to feel better. That's the worst!

Boston meetup, that sounds like so much fun! We want to see pics! Wish I was up in Boston so I could join you. It would be so fun for all of us here to meet one day. If anyone is ever in The NYC area and wants to meet up let me know, I am on Long Island but very close to Manhattan.

I'm having a really good day! Landon has been a happy and easy baby all day!! I'm so happy it's Friday. Working has been wearing me out. I think I may treat myself to a glass of wine tonight.

Mamas that are using formula, about how many ounces do your babies drink a day? Just wondering if what Landon has been getting is a normal amount. I am still nursing him about 6 times a day, but he seems much happier now that he is also getting formula after he nurses.
post #119 of 237
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That reminds me, how do the other DDC babies feel about cold wind in the face? Mine puts it up there somewhere at the level of being poked with sharp things. He gets quite upset and literally foams at the mouth.



oh my gosh, DD HATES cold wind in the face.  she makes this weird puckery mouth, foams a bit, and waggles her head around.  

 

glad the suspense is over - how great y'all are doing a meet-up!

 

starling - oh, poor poor mama greensad.gif.  hope you made it to the doctor's without incident.

 

dipes - we have a top-loader.  we do cold prewash (water only), hot n' heavy wash with detergent and a cold rinse and then an extra rinse.  no stink issues with dipes...although we do tend to get stink issues with covers.

 

tantrums - DS has been having major tantrums at bed/nap time this week.  this afternoon no naptime fuss.  why?  because i bribed him with making pumpkin pie.  he had picked up a can of pumpkin at the co-op earlier in the week and told me we could make pumpkin pie.  i said ok, we could on the weekend.  today i told him we could make it after nap if he had no "big fuss" at naptime.  he just woke up and is presently having a fuss over DH telling him he can get his own slippers from his room.  oy yoy yoy.

 

katico - you all look happily bundled.

 

afm - DD seems to have finally succumbed to all the germs in our house.  she's been coughing a bunch and seems to be dealing with an excessive amount of drool mixed with mucus (causing some big spit-ups, too).  so far not too congested (knock on lots of wood).  and...she vocalized using her "real voice" today (as opposed to the usual breathy and grunty and sigh-ey baby sounds)!  she said "eh!" and then "eh!" and then "uh eh!"  and nothing since.  also, i got some kinda giggles/chuckles from her by singing "poop poop poooopieee poop poop poop poooopie" to the tune of the star wars theme song.  it's the little things.

post #120 of 237

Oh a meet up!!! I am so jealous! If you do end up doing a CO. meet up let me know, depending on where in colorado I might be able to make it. I am in New Mexico so only about 8 hrs  drive from Denver

 

Wind- None of my kids have liked wind. NOT ONE BIT!

 

chelsea- I am so glad Landon had a great day! isn't it nice when they give you a bit o happy.

 

Katico- brrrrr it looks cold. It has been like spring here. Crazy!

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