Diaper Washing_: Such hard work?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, November 21, 2008 | 0 comments
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nappy bucketThanks to B for this Frugal Baby Tip!

OK now I'm confused, and I have spoken to other UK cloth diapering Mums about this: why on EARTH would you store diapers in a dry pail before washing them, especially since your US machines sound so inefficient and unable to heat the water to the right temperature. It sounds tremendously risky from a hygiene point of view.

I store my diapers and washable liners in a nappy bucket with a touch of white vinegar in (so there's no smell) and then run a normal 40 degree wash with the rest of the household wash each evening, and occasionally zap the diapers in the microwave just because it's fun (what a great tip that was!), and I never have any trouble with stains. 

All these zillions of hot, cold, warm rinse, prerinse, soak cycles seem to make it such hard work.

Am I just being simple, or something? There must be some advantage that I'm missing here. Please explain.



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