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How to Cloth Diaper for Beginners – It's easier than you think!

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HOW I WASH MY CLOTH DIAPERS ‣‣

After each pocket diaper use I pull out the insert and stick the pocket diaper and insert in the diaper pail. This just makes it really easy to dump it all into the washer when it’s time to clean them. I try to wash my diapers every 2 to 3 days.

1. COLD WASH
I dump all my diapers and inserts into our top load washer along with the reusable diaper pail liner and any used wet bags. I add a very small amount of detergent (about a tablespoon) I set the water load to the highest option (SUPER for my washer), select COLD water and I use a gentle, fast setting. The purpose of the cold wash is to remove any solids or poo, so you just want a setting where it rinses out the diapers well.

2. HOT WASH
Second wash is a hot wash to clean the diapers. I change my water setting to HOT and select a longer cycle wash that has a good rinse cycle to make sure there is no detergent left in the diapers.

3. DRYING
I choose to dry mine in the dryer, but many people opt to hang dry them. My dryer selections are LOW heat for about 50 minutes. That’s what seems to work best for my dryer.

HOW TO REMOVE CLOTH DIAPER STAINS ‣‣

Sun bleaching! Just take a clean, but stained diaper and get the area with the stain (or the whole diaper – doesn’t matter) and place the wet diaper in direct sunlight. Usually takes about an half hour or hour for the stain to completely disappear! Super easy and works like a miracle!