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I expect that AF will be returning in the near future and I wonder how everyone cares for thier cloth. Do you wet or dry pail? In with the dipes or seperate? This will be my first time using MC so any suggesstions would be great. Thanks!
 

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I use MOE pads and I toss them in a small MOE tote/wetbag when its dirty. I wash them using the same method as I was my dipes (cold rinse/soak, hot wash with a little detergent, double rinse) and then dry. I do not wash them with anything else.
 

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We use cloth wipes for the family so we have a small bummis tote hanging on the bathroom doorknob that we put wipes in. I usually put my used pads in there and then wash them, and the family wipes, with the diapers daily. If the bummis tote is missing or dirty or something, which happens fairly frequently <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> , I just put pads/wipes in the (dry) diaper pail.<br>
I've always read to keep them soaking in a jar or something but I really don't think that's necessary with cloth diapers in the house. Not that I worry about stains, but mine don't have any, if that's something that would bother you.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've always read to keep them soaking in a jar or something but I really don't think that's necessary with cloth diapers in the house. Not that I worry about stains, but mine don't have any, if that's something that would bother you.</div>
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How do you keep them stain free? I do soak mine in a wet pail and wash with dipes and all of mine are stained!
 

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I don't know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I do wash every day since I have a huge load of diapers to do daily, so I guess that's why they don't stain. I just do a pre rinse in cold and wash on hot with Tide.
 

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I put all diapers, cloth wipes (baby and family), flannel hankies, menstrual pads, and cleaning rage in the diaper pail (dry) and wash everything together - warm with detergent, then hot with baking soda and sometimes TTO.
 

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I have been using cloth for postpartum needs and I just use a dry pail (actually a bag hanging from a hook) for my diapers. I just throw in my used pads. I wash about every other day or if I'm lucky I can go almost 3 days.<br><br>
I simply was them with my dipes and have never had any stains (which kinda amazes me). I do a cold express wash and then a whites whites (hot wash) on my HE3T.<br><br>
I love using cloth. This is my first time using cloth pads and they are so easy to use and so easy to wash when you are doing dipes anyways.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We use cloth wipes for the family so we have a small bummis tote hanging on the bathroom doorknob that we put wipes in. I usually put my used pads in there and then wash them, and the family wipes, with the diapers daily.</div>
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You say you use cloth for the family...does this mean that you use cloth in place of toilet paper?
 

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I've been using my mama pads for almost 4 years, and I just store them dry in a zip lock. I know, I need a stupid wet bag!! But then I throw them by themselves in the washer, and soak with just cold water. Sometimes if I go too long without washing them, I have to rinse twice, and then wash on hot. I have some light staining, but hardly any at all. I don't have diapers to wash anymore though, so just pads. Hopefull that will change soon though. I'm thinking I may need to buy some freshies if I don't get preggo this month. LOL I hear those are good pads to buy if you want a baby. :LOL<br>
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I've just washed them with the dipes. <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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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">You say you use cloth for the family...does this mean that you use cloth in place of toilet paper?</td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Softer, works better, cheaper.
 

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Funny...we have been using family wipes (butt cloth) for a few months. That seemed totally overwhelming to me then but now is soooo no big deal. Now I'm more woried about the MC. What a goof!<br><br>
I was just worried that they would get ruined if I didn't wet pail them.
 
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