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Our Laundry tips for Cloth Diapers

throw the diaper into the wet bag. I then just carry the wet bag up with me each night. I have a small stash so far so I wash my diapers every night. Laundry is the one chore I don't mind doing and I am grateful that my laundry room is right next to my bedroom so sorting clothes is not a big hassle for me. Because of this, my washing machine is always empty(unless I threw a few diapers in earlier in the day.

I use Seventh Generation on  my diapers. The majority of my stash is Rumparooz and it is one of the brands they recommend.
I seperate all of the soakers from their diapers and unsnap any doubled up inserts.
Fold over the laundry tabs. My Rumparooz have never come off of the Laundry tabs but the gDiapers have. I don't know why but it drives me crazy!
I cold soak my diapers in a prewash cycle first, according to my manufacturers directions. I then run a hot wash cycle with half of the recommended amount of detergent. So far I haven't had to run a second rinse cycle... Jodi is jealous, I know! I have a dryer bar in my dryer so I pop that out when I dry my diapers. I am ordering wool dryer balls this weekend and cant wait to try them since I wont have to worry about using dryer sheets anymore!
Since I live in a complex with shared back yards, I can't sun dry my diapers but when it gets warmer I will be drying them on a rack in the bathroom in front of a window. 
Once they are dry,I sort them and stuff them. It takes me less than 5 minutes and I am done!
It is so easy I can't believe I didn't do it earlier. I know that I haven't hit the tough stuff like having to strip them or replace an APLIX tab, but I have been impressed with how easy it is to take care of my diapers.
What is your routine?


Tricks for washing Cloth Diapers in my Front Loader....Sigh!

   So as I embark on this journey into cloth diapering I have already learned a few tricks... It appears that owning a front loader (FL) washer&dryer are not the best for washing CD's- Who'd of thunk it? All these years loving having FL's and BAM they are now a pain. I have researched and tried a few tricks and wanted to share what I've learned so far.
    Ok first off you must soak your dipes in COLD water....Use a bucket, use your tub, or use your good ole top loading washing machine (Jealous if you have one) but I am focusing on FL washing only at this time!
    The tricks : I own a Samsung VRT, and what I've been doing is running a COLD/RINSE cycle first(No detergent yet) - ** add a full size bath towel soaked with water to the load of dipes before It starts first cycle. This adds to the weight of the load and "tricks" the washing machine into thinking more is loaded in and results in more COLD water gushing through your poopy dipes (YAY)!! Step 2 - Run a regular Hot wash with detergent (I like tiny bubbles detergent so far)  Add extra rinse to cycle.
Step 3 - Try to check your dipes while in rinse cycle and make sure there are NO visible suds remaining...if there are still suds repeat step 1 only then Dry on low/normal heat or HANG dry if you can! If there were no suds remaining after step 2 then continue on to the drying step. **If staining remains hang your inserts out in the sun for a natural bleaching and cleaning (After washing in machine first of course) This has worked for me so far, but I will update as time proves if this is still the best cleaning routine for FL machines :)  Happy Diapering!