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I posted this last night in the Natural family section and they thought I should ask you ladies. So........<br><br><br><br><br>
After reading some posts on MDC, I have decided to try cloth in my bathroom for pee. I already CD, so this idea made sense to me, and my DH doesn't mind either.<br><br>
Well I was talking to my brother and he drilled me on how I was going to clean them, and how I was going to kill the bacteria. He works in a lab and deals with all sorts of bacterias. He thought that it wasn't a good idea to use them because of the risks of passing strings of bacterias and virus's and other things. He said that a hot wash won't cut it. I told him I don't use bleach because it is bad for the enviro. But then he said that there is bleach and chlorine in the water already.<br><br>
Basically I felt stupid b/c I couldn't answer his ?'s. I have also had someone ask me if the CD I wash really get sanitized. I didn't know how to answer that question either.<br><br>
So mama's, if I wash on hot am I killing anything? What can vinegar and TTO kill? Or do my diapers, mama pads, and pee rags have things growing in them?<br><br>
Please help.
 

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washing gets out most, eo's wont work unless on clean so in rinse is ok, that will get more, uv rays will get more and the steam heat of a dryer kills. there is clorine in our city water, i can smell it, we use a water filter for cooking/drinking water that take out most of that. you cant live in a totally germ free enviroment, but we do eliminate enough not to have to worry.
 

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I use cloth for myself just for urine, and I find that it works just fine to wash in hot water and use vinegar.<br><br>
I think if you were talking about a hospital or something, where people were using washies that somebody else had used, diseases may spread... especially if they weren't cleaned properly.<br><br>
IMO, in a family environment, you are pretty safe.<br><br>
NAK - Teri
 

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Tisk Tisk!! You know some people just cannot believe that cd's are clean regardless what you tell them. Since mankind began cd's were used and nobody ever died from them. Bacteria does die in heat and the heat is your washer is certainly efficient enough to kill them little monsters. Bleach is worse then bacteria, seriously! It will cause a life threatening disease like cancer, bacteria can be killed with antibiotics, cancer cannot! The world is full of microscopic organisiums and if you could see everything that was around and on you your flesh would crawl, litterly! IF you cannot see it growing on your diapers just do not think about it, those same creatures are in your underpants, and in your disposables too! They are on your skin and they ain't going nowhere.......LOL!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Zanymom</i><br><b>I posted this last night in the Natural family section and they thought I should ask you ladies. So........<br><br><br><br><br>
After reading some posts on MDC, I have decided to try cloth in my bathroom for pee. I already CD, so this idea made sense to me, and my DH doesn't mind either.<br><br>
Well I was talking to my brother and he drilled me on how I was going to clean them, and how I was going to kill the bacteria. He works in a lab and deals with all sorts of bacterias. He thought that it wasn't a good idea to use them because of the risks of passing strings of bacterias and virus's and other things. He said that a hot wash won't cut it. I told him I don't use bleach because it is bad for the enviro. But then he said that there is bleach and chlorine in the water already.<br><br>
Basically I felt stupid b/c I couldn't answer his ?'s. I have also had someone ask me if the CD I wash really get sanitized. I didn't know how to answer that question either.<br><br>
So mama's, if I wash on hot am I killing anything? What can vinegar and TTO kill? Or do my diapers, mama pads, and pee rags have things growing in them?<br><br>
Please help.</b></td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by DreamingMama</i><br><b>Bleach is worse then bacteria, seriously! It will cause a life threatening disease like cancer, bacteria can be killed with antibiotics, cancer cannot!</b></td>
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Your diapers & other cloth are getting perfectly clean in the washer.<br><br>
When someone says that washing diapers w/pee & poop in the washer is gross or unsanitary remind them that EVERYONE'S laundry has pee/poop bacteria in it already from their very own undies.<br>
Need I get specific with all the bodily secretions that accumulate on undies throughout the day?<br>
Do people wonder about "sanitizing" their laundry or washer after throwing their undies in there?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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EVERYTHING has bacteria growing on it, clean or not. Living in a completely sterile world wouldn't be healthy for us anyway. And trust me - unless you only use your dishcloths once before you throw THEM in the wash, there are a heck of a lot worse things growing on them (when I took microbiology, one of the experiments we did was to grow bacteria from common household items - the dishrags were among the worst - this is why I no longer use a wet rag to clean my table before a meal unless absolutely neccessary).<br><br>
The BEST point about this is that except for UTIs, urine is about the most sterile liquid in existence - certainly more sterile even than your tapwater, brita water or whatever (this is why soldiers can very safely drink their urine if unable to find water). Your own kidneys are a way better filtering system.
 

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Ok i have to do a bit of male bashing...Does you brother throw away his undies after every pee? I mean really, men just drip dry and use the same undies all day, how are cloth wipes different???
 
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