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When Grace was in diapers we kept the pockets seperate from the inserts. The inserts went in the dry pail and the pockets went in the utility sink in the washroom.<br><br>
Well, now we have moved and I am using mostly pockets. My old system of seperating them doesn't work because I have no utility tub in my laundry room. My dry pail is in the bathroom next to the toilet.<br><br>
Can I put everything in one pail? I think I remember reading...ages ago that you should keep them seperate. I might be wrong though.<br><br>
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I put all of my dipes in the pail, but that is just me. I wash every day to day and a half so they aren't sitting too long.<br><br>
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I wash and dry everything together. I have read that some people don't like to dry pul pockets b/c it can wear them out sooner (?), but this has not been an issue for us.
 

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It's not the PUL that gets worn out by machine-drying. It's the elastic. My son is going on two years now in his FB and they're still perfectly leakproof, but the elastic around the thighs doesn't have any more stretch. But they still work fine for us, so I don't know that it would have been worth my trouble to have air-dried them all this time.
 

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the pockets stuffins and all the fitteds go in the same pail. I wash about every 2 days and unstuff before the rinse. Everything goes in the same wash and dry cycles.
 

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I put them all in the same pail, but I have a wet and a dry pail (wet pail is for rinsed-off poopy diapers and rinsed-out nighttime diapers - the rest goes in the dry pail). I wash all of my diapers, inserts, wipes, family cloth, etc together. I do not dry my pockets in the dryer, however, simply because of what I have read and the fact that they air dry so fast. When the sun is out (will it ever come out again? - We are in New Jersey and have had lots of cloudy/rainy days recently), I like to line dry all of my diapers.<br><br>
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Great!! I am glad to hear that I won't hurt my dipes. I'm also glad to hear the dryer advice. I've always been afraid to let the FB's see the inside of the dryer.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I put all of my dipes in the pail, but that is just me. I wash every day to day and a half so they aren't sitting too long.<br><br>
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Jessica</div>
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That's exactly what we do too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> No problems here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I sometimes pull the pockets out before I dry everything, but not always.
 

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I put everything in the same pail. I wash everything together but do pull my pul covers out before it all goes in the dryer.
 

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I put everything in one pail. Inserts stay in pockets till wash time too. <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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<div style="font-style:italic;">I put everything in the same pail. I wash everything together but do pull my pul covers out before it all goes in the dryer.</div>
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Same here.<br><br>
Every once in a great, great while I put the PUL in the dryer, but only for about 10-15 minutes. This is to reseal and refresh the rods of the PUL coating. I've never actually had them leak, I just do it for "prevention".
 

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We put everything in the same pail. I wash them all together but dry the inserts seperate. That way I can dry them on a higher temp and I don't like the PIL issue. I dry my pockets on a light/fluff cycle.
 

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I'm lazy and put everything in the same pail. For a while I tried having two seperates one for covers and pockets and the other for inserts and diapers, wipes, doublers, etc...but it was too much work. I wash every other day though and haven't noticed any problems.
 

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I throw everything in one place (don't actually use a pail - they either go in the washer for a presoak, or they sit on top of the dryer while "regular clothes" are being washed). I wash it all together, then throw it all in the dryer. I usually do a short dryer cycle on low, pull the pockets out, then do a long cycle on hot. About once a month, I leave the pockets in for a hot cycle to keep the PUL happy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I put everything in one pail. Inserts stay in pockets till wash time too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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I put my FB in one pail and the microfiber inserts in another pail along with any cloth wipes. I wash them all together and hang dry my FB, machine dry my inserts, though sometimes I toss the FB in the dryer too to seal the PUL, as pp said.
 

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We use a combo of FB stuffed with a microfiber towel wrapped around a hemp insert or a prefold, and KLs with hemp or cotton doublers and PUL or polar fleece or wool covers. I pull the inserts out before everything goes into the dry pail. It all gets washed together; if it's nice out everything goes on the line outside and fluff dry at the end; if it's not nice the cotton and hemp go into the dryer for a while and all polyester goes on the indoor rack. The wool cover is the only thing that gets "special treatment." I'm far too lazy for anything else, lol! :LOL
 
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