I've just started to CD my 17-month old twins
We moved to a house and I finally have a fabulous washer and dryer. I'm so happy that I've made this choice! I've been doing this for about 4 weeks, and I love it!!! I thought it would be a lot grosser, but it really isn't! Frankly, taking the Diaper Genie sausage to the trash grosses me out more than CDing! :LOL
After doing a lot of research, I'm using the much-despised Kushies Ultra diapers. I'd read that a lot of people don't like 'em, but I don't think they are bad a all! They were so cheap (I got 2nds at the Kushies outlet), and with wiggly twins, I didn't want to have to put a cover on them too... so these AIO's work well for me... anyways ...
I'll just detail what I do, and if anyone has any advice, tips, etc.. PLEASE fire away... I don't have a lot of time to search through the archives, so feel free to direct me to a previous thread... thanks!
- I have 35 Kushies Ultras
- I put wet diapers in a pail in the bathroom and bring them downstairs at the end of the day. Dirty diapers I take downstairs ASAP and rinse off in the laundry sink downstairs. I let the water just wash everything away, and I use a brush to wipe away any chunkies. Geeroooss!
My big diaper pail is a garbage pail downstairs. I can fit up to 35 diapers in my pail and Kenmore HE3 washer. I soak the diapers in water and vinegar. I usually wash around every 3 days.
- Wash Routine: Put on rubber gloves and throw diapers into this front-load washer. I do a rinse and spin, then wash on "whitest whites" (HOT wash and 2 cold rinse) with an extended spin.
My washer gets the diaps pretty clean, but I'm wondering if I should be soaking them in something other than just vinegar? Do I HAVE to soak them at all?
Now this front-load washer... there has to be an easier way to get the diaps in there without dripping poo-poo water all over the floor? Is there something I don't know?
Thanks so much for helping me out here, as I don't know ANYONE who uses cloth!!!