Although cloth diapers are easy to use these days, you still need to wash them. Once you grow related to the wash routine, it will not seem like it requires a lot of new work. Your new effort shall be supported by the event that you are doing what’s best for your child’s health, the environment, and saving you money.
Cloth diapers should be washed every three or four days. First, on washing day, run a cold water cycle with minimal clean rinse detergent and lots of water. Follow the hot water cycle – add a small amount of detergent again. This is a general washing routine – always follow the washing instructions for your diapers. If you have a front loader, do smaller jobs if possible, and you may need to wash with a different cycle. Top loaders are better for cloth diaper folds.
The laundry detergent for cloth diapers should be free from dyes, fragrances, and phosphates and be rinsed clean.
The laundry detergent should not only be free from dyes, fragrances, and phosphates, but it should also be rinsed clean. Any detergent residue left on your baby’s diaper can repel the liquid (cause leakage) or lead to lasting odors. Adding an excessive amount of detergent to your pregnancy can also cause these problems. Finding a clean rinse detergent is more complicated than you think, as most free and clear varieties contain additional ingredients, such as conditioners or boosters, that can cause a build-up of residue.
If the cloth diapers appear to contain detergent residue, wash the baby cloth diapers in the warmest recommended water without adding extra detergent. If you detect bubbles in the wash water, this means that you have added a large amount of detergent to the previous tasks. Continue washing until the bubbles are gone, and use less detergent next time.
If possible, use a rope to dry the diapers in the sun.
Check the washing instructions for cloth diapers to see if it is recommended to dry or line-dry laundry. Exposure to higher temperatures can damage the water repellency of diapers and covers. If possible, use a rope to dry the diapers in the sun. Not only will you save energy, but the sun’s rays will remove most stains naturally.