I'm so glad to see that other mamas are walking the path of the one wash system. Think of the water we're saving!
2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11
I think some people do equate 'stained" with "dirty" or "not as clean" and I myself have to catch myself. I'm more worried about detergent residue, leftover odors, and money (water) consumption.
Anyone else experimenting?
|Originally posted by chellemarie
Any stained diapers that come out of the dryer lay in my back car window to sun out
Mom to 10yo Autistic Wonder Boy and 6yo Inquisitive Fireball Girl . December birthdays.
|Originally posted by JesseMomme
Anyone else experimenting?
I also equate stains with unclean.
And ya wanna know the really gross thing...I wash my other whites at the same time.
Once I started using a dry pail, I just threw everything in the wash and washed on hot. I've had no stains or any other problems.
PS Oxiclean and the imitations can be used in cold water....just dissolve it in some hot water first to activate it. When I use it, I usually start the load running with hot water and hold the cup of oxi under it, so it gets in some hot water. Then I fill it with cold or warm. HTH
|Originally posted by truebluexf
I still don't understand eveyrone's hang up with stains though, they are diapers for crying out loud. I used to just sun them every now and then, but mostly I didn't care bc they were just going to get full of poo again.
It's just a thang with me...I'm anal : Stainfree dipes = clean dipes.
|PS Oxiclean and the imitations can be used in cold water....just dissolve it in some hot water first to activate it. When I use it, I usually start the load running with hot water and hold the cup of oxi under it, so it gets in some hot water. Then I fill it with cold or warm. HTH|
Thank you for this tip. Though I still have to get over that ingrained warning that Oxyclean will destroy hemp, I like knowing that oxyclean can be used in cold
BTW, where is this proof that those oxygen bleaches will eat away hemp?
One hopt wash is all I do. Ocscaisionally I will do a quick wash if they are way nasty but usuallyjust one hot wash.
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Does any one else add a downey ball of vinegar? I do this for odor cause a few times in the beginning a few dipes were holding a smell and I wanted to save money and not do two complete washes so I put apple cider vinegar in the ball and they come out smelling nice and fresh.
BTW people all over the net tell me oxyclean breaks down PUL and hemp but I have never had a problem.
(never found any "scientific rationale" for a cold prewash.)
i'm always irrationally worried about buildup, so i do a second hot wash without detergent. with this second wash, my diapers come out feeling very soft.
so, 2 hot washes total.
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