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It seems like a lot of people have been posting recently about the hassle of washing diapers in a coin-op machine. I am extremely lucky because I have my own washer/dryer - we bought them a few months before Cole was born. Before then I used the laundromat, or took the laundry to my Mom's and did it there - so I can imagine how difficult/expensive it must be to wash diapers that way.<br><br>
What if you separated the poopy diapers from the just wet ones, and only washed the poopy ones in the machine? You could put the wet ones in the tub and pour a little bit of soap in - you wouldn't need much because it's only pee - and then you could rinse them with the shower, and hang dry. Would this not work? Or would it be too much of a PITA? Just thought I'd throw it out there, as an idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
Anyway - I admire you mamas who have to coin-op wash and still use CDs. Thank you for caring! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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to do my diapers with my first born and I usually had the diapers soaking in a vat of soapy water for a couple days. I hated lugging those to the laundermatt but did not have much of a choice. With my daughter every diaper was soiled so I did not have much choice but once she got older I got me one of those old scrub boards and scrubbed them myself in our basement wash basin and hung them out to dry. Worked like a charm. Those scrub boards are great!!
 

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I'm weird I guess but I think washing in laundrymat machines is much faster and more efficient than it would be for me to wash at home.<br><br>
Laundrymats here have indusrtial 50 lb washing machines that will easily wash 10 days worth of diapers. I wash the poo diapers in a small washer, load the rest of my clothes in other washers, and then pull the poo diapers out and load them into the 50 lb washer, and then add the pee diapers.<br><br>
I line dry so I only spend about $5 a week washing diapers. From some of the other posts I've read I think that's cheaper than what some people spend washing at home. And I only spend 3 hours doing all laundry every 10 days.
 

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Kathleen, I hope you didn't kill any ants on your way down to the creek. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I handwashed pee dipes when I was short on quarters until I bought my washer. It worked fine but it was hard on my hands. If I ever had to do it again I would use laundry soap instead of all f&c.
 

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How many dipes do you have to own to go 10 days till wash??That must be some stash!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I have 6 doz toddler cpfs, 2 doz prem cpfs, 2 doz infant and about 20 fitted diapers.<br><br>
I could go two weeks, but it's been rainy.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by natashaccat</i><br><b>I have 6 doz toddler cpfs, 2 doz prem cpfs, 2 doz infant and about 20 fitted diapers.<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> WOW that is a lot of dipes.......<br>
i have 2dz CPF 16 AIO and 13 kissaluv contours so i could go a little longer then the 4 or five days i go ......
 

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I spent $75 -100 a month on diapers alone in our building laundry during diapering- not counting the barfy baby laundry and our other laundry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It was expensive but I persevered! (it helped that I made them myself, LOL, I had no excuse but to use them). That was washing them 2-3 times a week (every two days or so).<br><br>
I did wash them in the tub a few times when we were broke, getting in and agitating them with my feet (imagine me stomping them like grapes in big wooden barrel :LOL)
 

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I did wash them in the tub a few times when we were broke, getting in and agitating them with my feet (imagine me stomping them like grapes in big wooden barrel :LOL) [/B][/QUOTE]<br><br><br>
:LOL now that is one funny image.........
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by famousmockngbrd</i><br><b>Kathleen, I hope you didn't kill any ants on your way down to the creek. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></b></td>
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:LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce">
 

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Slightly off topic I just had to jump in on the grape squashing analogy. My grandmother is a child of the depression and full of great handy/thrifty lessons. She did all the back to basics stuff, making her own root beer sun drying herbs on racks on the roof, picking wild greens for salads and teas. This wasn't in the country either. She was picking those wild greens at bus stops in North Hollywood in the 70's and 80's. Well, anyway one of my favorite things about summer as a child is that eventually I'd complain to her on some miserable hot day that I was bored. Then she'd fill up the bath tub with cold water and soap flakes and I'd stomp her winter linens clean. It was a great way to cool off and I was always disproportionately proud of myself when she and I would haul that wet clean bedding out to the clothesline. She also taught me to use a wash board for some wash, but quilts and comforters just got stomped and stomped and stomped until they didn't muck up the water anymore. Well, thank you all for sharing this trip down memory lane with me. Sorry to have strayed so far from the topic.
 
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