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Old 07-17-2003, 01:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can you do cloth diapers without a washing machine, no bathtub only a shower.What would be the easiest way to get clean or just take them to the laundermat?Any suggestions?
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Sorry i hit post new thread instead of reply to post . Yes you can mama!!! In order to have a successful cd'ing system you need to figure out how much you want to go to the laundry mat. I wouldnt wait longer than 3 days, just my opinion. Well, now you need enough dipes to last 3 days--or whatever you decide. I would also suggest a wet and a dry pail. Wet pail for poopy dipes, try to get as much of the poo off either with toilet paper or by dunking as you can. The reason i suggest that is because you wont want to sit at the mat for 6 hrs while they presoak: Then load them all up in a nylon tote and off you go you can also buy a drying rack and hang them up rather than using more$$ for a dryer
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I think you could cd without a machine but it would be hard. If you already do laundry at a laudramat just buy enough dipes to last as long as your normal intervals (twice a week, once a week, etc). I have a washer but wait up to a week for dipes until I have a full load to save water. The pail reeks by wash day but hey, I don't mind. Pails reek anyway.

Another easier option is to check out the prices of diaper services in your area. Esp. if you live in a place where you have to haul laundry up and down stairs. Good luck!

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When our grandmothers used to CD without a washing machine they also did EC at the same time. I know 'cause I do EC with my baby and I've talked with old ladies about it.

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Thanks Heather, I had a babe screamin at me so i didnt have time to fix it.
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Thanks Heather, I had a babe screamin at me so i didnt have time to fix it.
Well, we all know that happens!
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