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OK, so the story is that I live in an intentional community, they main house has running water for the sink and then attached to the main house is a bath house that has a sink, toilet, washer and dryer and shower. My family's small cabin does not have running water. I live in northern MN and it is getting quite chilly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold"> The question I have is what to do about my cloth diapers? When I remove a diaper during the day and put it in my pail, I remove the liner and put it in one pail and put the cover (I have pocket diapers) in another pail, what do I do about the poopy diapers? How do I get them from just sticking? Do I just dunk them all in the toilet before I wash them (I wash several times a week)? I am kind of at a loss.
 

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I've never rinsed/soaked my cloth diapers. They go into a dry pail and I wash every 2nd day with a newborn and now it's every 3-4 days. I don't have any mildew problems, they are usually hung to dry either outside (even in the winter) or inside on a drying rack. I also don't use liners...
 

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Go ask in the Alaska forum. A *lot* of us live w/o running water & cd. I just started cd'ing, but am currently visiting relatives in the lower 48 (and when I say "just started", I mean I *just* started 2 wks ago). I will be washing my stuff once a week and using a wet bag. I also use the disposable liners (the rice paper ones). Why don't you just scrape the poop into the toilet and do the dunking thing? (I have an outhouse so I'm not the expert on that)<br><br>
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You have access to a community washing machine? I would just throw everything in one bucket, no rinsing and wash them as normal. If the baby is on solids and you are concerned that others will find it icky to wash in the same machine, you can get flushable liners which should keep most of the poop off them, otherwise just shake out any solid poops and drop in the bucket.<br><br>
ETA: Sorry, so since you don't have a toilet in the house, I think the easiest thing would be to get a second bucket to dump solids poops into and then dispose of it when you go to the outhouse or wherever you go.
 
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