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OK so some of you may know my story , I live in an apt and we wash in a shared laundry room .... well since we pay for every wash and can not add extra rinses we do one extra wash as a rinse ... we also prerinse really poopy ones that need it and hang dry then put in pail..<br><br>
so my ? is when do i do the rinse .<br>
as a prewash rinse before i add detergent or after to rinse them out a 2nd time ?<br><br>
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Hmmm, interesting. I think I would do a cold soak in a bucket at home right before you go to do laundry, maybe swish them around with some rubber gloves on. Or in the bathtub? Then rinse them out and put them in a wet bag and head to the laundry mat. Then I would do your normal wash with detergent, then cold wash as your extra rinse? I know the cold rinse beforehand helps reduce staining and release the poopies, so maybe I am wrong.<br><br>
You make me thankful to have my own laundry room!
 

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i know i wish ... i think i will do that .. we prerinse poops ourselves as we go so i think that is good enough we will see though ... we are not getting an apt or house with a laundry room ..cali is just too expensive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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We CD'd in an apartment with a shared coin-op laundry room from the time my son was 6 mos to 18 mos or so. Actually my husband did all of the laundering, because he is awesome, but he says that he didn't do any extra rinsing, and we never had any problems. He'd give the really poopy ones a good swish in the toilet (we didn't soak, just swish), and then just wash them normally. He did say that adding a little vinegar to the wash cycle seemed to help with odor.<br><br>
Good luck, and good for you for continuing to CD even with a shared laundry situation! I know it's not the most fun thing in the world, but it really can work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks that is what we do we rinse the really poopy ones .. i guess we can try just washing them and then see what happens ..actually my dh takes them all down most of the time since we are on the 3rd floor he just follows my instructions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 
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