I just read on the label of my Charlie Banana pocket diapers about care for the diapers: the tag states that once dirty, remove the insert and store the diaper and insert in a pail until ready for washing.
Is this just this brand that needs to be stored separately? Or should all pocket diapers be stored like this? I have two other brands in my stash, and want to store them all properly.
I can't find any more information on the Charlie Banana's website about why this is, though. Will the diapers pill/repel/wear out quicker if I don't store them this way? Any ideas?
So you do have to take out the inserts. Is this to keep the PUL stronger for longer?
I will do this then, the "storing separately"... by throwing everything in the same pail (inserts removed) until I do the wash. I am just interested to know why. Ammonia in the pee can break down the fabric?
If you wash them with the inserts still inside, the insert tends to get bunched up inside the diaper, like a sheet wadded up inside a pillowcase. It won't circulate freely in the water, either, and it won't get washed as well. It will also go through your dryer (if you use one) bunched up and not get totally dry. You might have problems with stink or lingering dampness.
Yup, I pull out the insert just before I toss them both in the diaper pail. It's just so you don't have to separate them when you put them in the wash - don't wanna touch two day old diapers, just turn the pail upside down and let them fall in. The inserts need to be out of the diapers so they get washed and dried thoroughly.
FYI some diapers have a pocket opening both at the front and the back and those often say that you don't have to pull the insert out because they will agitate out in the wash on their own.