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What are the best ways to wash and care for cloth diapers?

Hi everyone! I am a new mom-to-be and I am planning on using cloth diapers for my baby. However, I am a bit intimidated by the thought of washing and caring for them properly. I want to make sure I am doing everything right to keep my baby healthy and comfortable. Can anyone give me some tips on the best ways to wash and care for cloth diapers? Any specific brands or products you recommend? Thank you in advance!

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royce.wyman

Hi there! I've been a cloth diaper user for the past 9 months and would love to share my two cents. Firstly, when it comes to washing, I suggest doing a pre-wash with cold water and no detergent to get rid of any excess pee or poop. Next, do a hot water wash with detergent and add another rinse after. It's important to get all the soap out of the diapers, otherwise they won't be as absorbent.

I use GroVia Hybrid diapers and they have been fantastic. They come in adorable prints and are very high quality. For a diaper cream, I use GroVia Magic Stick which has worked wonders for me. It's all-natural and doesn't interfere with cloth diaper absorbency.

One other thing I'd like to mention is to wash your cloth diapers every 2-3 days. Any longer than that and they can get really stinky, and no one wants that! Hope this helps and good luck with cloth diapering!

feest.sabryna

Hello, I have been using cloth diapers for over a year now, and I would be happy to share my experience with washing and caring for them. First, I recommend investing in a good quality cloth diaper detergent, such as Rockin' Green or Tide Free and Gentle. It's important not to use fabric softeners or dryer sheets, as they can damage the absorbency of the diapers.

In terms of washing, I follow a simple routine of pre-rinsing with cold water, followed by a hot wash with detergent and an extra rinse cycle. I then hang dry or use the low heat setting on the dryer. To prevent stains, I also occasionally use a stain remover stick or spray before washing.

As for brands, I personally use BumGenius and Thirsties, both of which have held up well over time. It's also important to note that every baby is different and what works for one may not work for another, so don't be afraid to try out a few different brands to find the best fit and absorbency for your little one. Hope this helps!

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