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I just ordered my first bag of Charlie's for my Diaps. Do you follow Charlie's recommended guidlines for washing your Diaps? Do I really have to do a cold rinse followed by a hot wash, two rinses and another hot wash and rinse with clorox in the rinse? Just wondering what everyone else does.<br><br>
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- put a couple drops of TTO on a damp cloth in the bottom of the pail<br>
- sprinkle some baking soda on top of every few diapers<br>
- cold soak with either Oxiclean, TTO, Bac-Out or baking soda<br>
- Bac-Out for staining<br>
- hot wash with Charlie's sometimes adding vinegar in fabric softener compartment<br>
- extra rinse<br><br>
none of this is a rule. I pretty much do what I want at the moment.
 

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Never even noticed they had their own 'instructions' for washing dipes. . .<br><br>
I wash on hot with an extra rinse & sometimes add vinegar to the rinse. That's pretty much it & it works.
 

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I use 1.5 scoops and one hot wash long wash, then a short hot wash with half a scoop. We have a front loader and hard water though.
 

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We have a HE front-loader and I use between 1/2 tbsp and the recommended 1 tbsp per load, depending on stinkiness. I do a cold prewash, hot wash cycle, and extra (cold) rinse. We've been using Charlie's for about 9 months and it's been great--no buildup, no muss, no fuss! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have a HE front-loader and I use between 1/2 tbsp and the recommended 1 tbsp per load, depending on stinkiness. I do a cold prewash, hot wash cycle, and extra (cold) rinse. We've been using Charlie's for about 9 months and it's been great--no buildup, no muss, no fuss! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Same kinda washer, same kinda routine, and same results <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Only difference is that we always use the full scoop, sometimes a scoop and a have if it's particularly nasty. When we used less soap, things didn't get as clean.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Never even noticed they had their own 'instructions' for washing dipes. . .<br><br>
I wash on hot with an extra rinse & sometimes add vinegar to the rinse. That's pretty much it & it works.</div>
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but I sometimes use dawn not vinegar. One Charlies scoop.
 

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For diapers (when we had diapers to wash!) we did:<br>
a cold rinse with NOTHING added.<br>
a HOT wash cycle with one tbsp of charlies, maybe a bit more if its a fuller load or if the pee is super stinky or if there are lots of poopy diapes that load.<br>
then one HOT rinse,<br>
then into the dryer or our to the line they go.<br><br>
that easy, no messing with tto, or lav eo, or gse or baking soda, or vinegar, nothing just the charlies.<br>
and they came out smelling fresh and clean every time.<br>
in fact my favorite scent is the smell of a clean diaper coming from the washing machine before it goes in the dryer. i would have to smell every one of them because its such a lovely smell.<br>
like.. clean.<br>
like fresh.<br>
like.. nothing!
 

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I've found that fiddling with various laundry additivies doesn't help my diapers and in fact gave me a rash problem once. I have a HE FL, and this is what works for me:<br><br>
Cold rinse for poopy dipes<br>
Pre-wash with all dipes<br>
Hot wash with 1/2-3/4 T Charlies<br>
'Super' rinse- I think this uses more water<br><br>
Pull out pockets and covers to hang dry, throw the rest in the dryer.
 

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We used the liquid and our rountinue was<br>
1) cold rinse nothing<br>
2) Hot wash with one pump of charlies and about 2 table spoons clorox ultracare<br>
3) rinse<br>
40 Dry
 

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Charlies Soap (google it)
 

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I'm the crazy chick who has to use 3 scoops of charlies in my frontload HE, or else I get stink. Guess I must have hard water. My routine is:<br><br>
-cold prewash, sometimes with borax (debating whether borax is necessary)<br>
-hot wash with above-noted 3 scoops of charlies<br>
-cold extra rinse/spin cycle
 
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