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Hi all,<br><br>
I did my first batch of CD laundry the other day and discovered that some of the dipes had gotten mildewy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Little black and pink spots.. The sun has done a good job of fading the stains though.<br><br>
Then today I did laundry again - the day before yesterday was the first time I did them - and one of my dipes was mildewy this time too!! Doing diaper laundry every other day I can handle, but not every day... I do not have a washer/dryer of my own.<br><br>
So, two questions:<br><br>
1. How do I keep them from mildewing, without washing diapers every day? Right now I am just tossing them into a trash bag in a trash can; haven't ordered a wetbag yet - maybe the trash bag is the problem, and a wetbag will be more breathable? Should I leave the lid to the trash can open? (ew)<br><br>
2. Is it ok to use these diapers? They're been washed and everything, are they safe for baby to wear now?<br><br>
(ok that was kind of more than two questions... ah well :LOL )<br><br>
Thanks in advance, I'm new to the whole CD thing and really want it to go well!
 

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I had this problem for the first time yesterday. luckily it was on a refold so I soaked it in a little bleach water. I don't know why it happened. I use a wet bag with a pail and lid. Maybe it is worse with a plastic bag?
 

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I've never had this happen and sometimes I wash every 3 days (usually more often though). Maybe it is the trash bag <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Are you using a new bag each time you wash? I'm sure there are mold spores on the bag so it needs to be tossed before putting in more diapers. Hope you find a solution <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 don't know what the weather is like there but I had that problem when we moved and lived in Hawaii for a while. The only thing that remedied it was a wet pail with tea tree oil and bac-out.<br><br>
I hope you find a good solution, I don't know how similar the humidity or temperature is between Oahu and Arkansas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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are they mildewy before you put the in the washer, or only after you take them out? i ask, because my dad found oodles of mildew IN my washer, and we had to take it apart and clean it out.<br><br>
good luck. mildew sucks.
 

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I know vinegar is also a mildew deterent - maybe you could spritz the diapers quickly before you put them in the pail. Also be sure to give the pail a thorough cleaning and drying.
 
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