Hi! I recently started using cloth wipes exclusively, and was wondering if anyone here soaks them and what they put in the container, so they don't stain or smell.
I have been just using cold water to soak them for 3 days, until I do laundry, but I have heard that you literally have to wash cloth diapers and wipes practically every day or every other day in order to make sure they don't develop an odor. I use the washing machines/dryers at a local Laundromat, so I don't have the option to do them every other day (I don't have a washer/dryer in my apartment).
Should I rinse the wipes off before putting them in the soaking container? Also, would putting a few drops of lavender essential oil or Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion help with stains and odor?