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What do I wash "used" diapers with, I never really intended to buy second had diapers, but I just can't afford NOT TO.....<br><br>
How can I was them, or what should I use to make sure there is nothing in them like THRUSH or anything like that?<br><br>
Thanks all<br>
Chelly
 

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I wash dipes I buy used the same as my others...just throw 'em in the machine...no special steps required.<br><br>
You could lay 'em out in the sun for awhile...the sun will kill just about anything.
 

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I soak in hot water and oxiclean, wash in dish soap (in case it needs stripping) and then sun the diaper if I can or dry it for ages if I can't sun.<br><br>
You could add a little tea tree oil if you wanted.
 

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I boil them all, snaps and all. No problems! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I throw them in with my regular lad of diapers, but do my first wash with Tide with Bleach, then my 2nd wash is my usual Tide Free. I then dry in the dryer until dry, then lay in the sun too if possible!
 

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The problem I have with just washing them is a post I read a few days ago, a woman was trying to get rid of her baby's thrush or bad rash, and someone said that it could be that the bacteria was in the diaper and that it could last through several washes.
 

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Oh my gosh I feel like such a bad mom! I just put the used diapers right on ds. I really only bought used from the TP and just always assumed that the mom who had them before washed them well before they were sold. I guess I should start washing first.
 

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I always wondered about this too.<br>
I've seem some tempting used dipes but couldn't get past the "used" part.<br>
I always compared it to me using used underwear, but worse b/c we don't poop/pee in our drawers.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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I would like to think that a mama would not sell a diaper if she knew it had yeast or other junk living in it.<br><br>
Buying used doen't bother me. I can see how it would bug some ppl, but for most of us it doesn't!
 

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I just wash them with the dipes. I use tea tree oil on that load. I sort of assume the same thing that the mom's wouldn't sell dipes they knew had yeast or other yuckies in them.
 

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I use H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) to dissinfect my diapers or whatever. It's what they put in the "natural Bleach" made by Natures first. Or you can buy it at a gardening store. It's usually "food grade" and not harmful like bleach.<br>
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The dipes you bought from me were well-taken care of. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I have to admit that I will also just put a used dipe on my little one if I've bought it off the TP from someone that I "know" who takes good care of their dipes as well.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I just put some used prefolds on ds- they were almost new...but in general have been leary of used fitteds after hearing stories of yeast (not from used dipes). I always just washed the used fitteds with my other dipes. Ds has never had yeast and I don't want to get it...
 

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Don't worry I wasn't talking about yours. The used one looked like it had hardly been used. I'm talking about , well all the diapers I buy used (which is many!).<br><br>
I still find myself sticking to the belief someone wouldn't sell an infected diaper.
 
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