Thanks 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.
Category: Diaper Washing