Several weeks ago on Facebook we asked “what is your favorite cloth diapering tip or trick?” Well, you answered. Your answers were so helpful and informative that we couldn’t choose just one.
Last week we discussed tips and tricks about cloth diapering on-the-go. Today’s Monday Mama feature is from a compilation of moms (and dads!) who have great tips and tricks about how to wash your cloth diapers quickly and efficiently.
Never give up! “If you have stink (or rash) issues, it could be a number of things: detergent build up, using too little detergent, needing to switch detergent or washing method. Don’t give up on your diapers, because there is always a solution!” – Elizabeth Rivera
Stick to a schedule. “My best cloth diapering tip is to create a laundry schedule and try your best to stick with it. It is harder to get behind and end up with super stinky diapers if you plan ahead. If your schedule stops working, change it! My schedule was originally Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as Sunday morning, but I was finding that Thursday just wasn’t a good day. I switched to Monday and Wednesday night as well as Saturday morning and now that works great for my family!” – Lauren Brodt
Get some sun! ”I like to sun dry my cloth diapers. We don’t do it every time, but there are so many benefits to it. Sun drying helps us reduce staining and we love that lovely fresh air scent. Of course, we like saving some money too!” – Kris Marie Mery
Space saver. “I use a stainless steel hanging rack for my diapers instead of a large foldable rack. It saves lots of space in my laundry room.” -Lindsay Rosselle
Save some H2O. “After I take a super hot night time bath, I re-use the water to soak my diapers! Since I only use Burt’s Bees baby shampoo, I feel safe about letting them soak. It helps rid the urine smell and I always hand wash the “funky” ones before hand (using a liner, of course!). My diapers never smell.” – Leslie Duncan.