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I am thinking that I should disinfect dipes every couple of weeks ,mostly the prefolds and inserts ..i am just wondering how much to use and how often you use it ? have you ever used it on pockets or covers ?<br>
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I bleach about 1-2 table spoons per full load I do it on everything don't have pockets but do it with my covers. Full rountinue<br><br>
1) cold prerinse (if she had a fair amount of pooy diapers or just feel like I need to)<br>
2) Hot wash with full squirt of Charlies soap and about 2 table spoons Clorox ultimatecare bleach in the dispenser<br>
3) short hot wash nothing added<br><br>
My DD skin if really sensitive so while I've not noticed and buildup during second rinse I haven't felt good about dropping it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I bleach about 1-2 table spoons per full load I do it on everything don't have pockets but do it with my covers. Full rountinue<br><br>
1) cold prerinse (if she had a fair amount of pooy diapers or just feel like I need to)<br>
2) Hot wash with full squirt of Charlies soap and about 2 table spoons Clorox ultimatecare bleach in the dispenser<br>
3) short hot wash nothing added<br><br>
My DD skin if really sensitive so while I've not noticed and buildup during second rinse I haven't felt good about dropping it.</div>
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That's pretty much what I do, but I do a cold wash on the end instead of a hot one.. more to save money then anything. Our hot water bill is.. oi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Water is included in our rent <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I put about a 1/4 cup bleach in the cold wash cycle first, then follow with a hot wash cycle, then hang dry.
 

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bleach is supposed to be more efficient in cold water, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks for all the responses .. i will do a cold wash when i do it then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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