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I always do a cold rinse, hot wash and then sometimes a cold rinse.<br>
Well, our hot water heater is on the fritz so, can I just do a cold rinse and cold wash???<br><br>
I'm worried about bacteria mostly, but the dryer should take care of that, right????
 

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As far as bacteria, I'm sure it would be ok with the dryer as you mentioned. I personally would worry about odors lingering, but baking soda in the wash would probably take care of that, at least short term. If you have a lot of hemp, and washed in cold frequently, you might find that you have stanky hemp problems later. Give it a shot and tell us how it turns out.
 

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I wash my diapers in cold all the time (have been doing so for about a year) and they never stink! Even the hemp ones <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Every once in a while I add some tea tree, but the dryer is really hot so I think that would kill any germies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I do it all the time with no problems at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I accidently washed in cold not too long ago and didn't realize what I'd done until after the diapers were dry. I opened the dryer and a wave of hot funk hit my nose. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
Everything had to be rewashed to get them smelling clean. So, if you are going to experiment with this, do it when you have the time to rewash if necessary.
 
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