- Every night I take my "wet bag" full of cloth diapers out of my Ubbi Diaper pail and throw the whole thing, bag and all into the washer. I add a scoop of OxiClean and set my washer to "rinse and spin", no spin, and push start.
- This step is the hardest: I have to remember to go pause my washer within 7 minutes of starting. This keeps the basin of my front loading washer full of water so the diapers can soak in the OxiClean overnight. If I forgot to start the diaper laundry at night, which happens, I try and let them soak 20-30 minutes.
- In the morning I finish the rinse and spin cycle. When it is finished, the diapers LOOK clean. Their is no poop and no weird smell, but they aren't actually clean yet.
- I add a scoop of Rockin' Green Detergent and a wee bit of vinegar and set the washer to sanitary with the following options: prewash (for the vinegar), extra hot wash, cold rinse, and then extra rinse (x3). I don't know if all three extra rinses are necessary, but my machine lets me do three additional rinses as one setting so I go with it. The extra rinses are actually very important because bubbles mean the diapers still have detergent residue which will limit the absorbency. So yeah, I rinse three times.
- I throw them all in the dryer to dry. Or hang them to dry. Depends how I'm feeling. The best bottoms say to dry the inserts and not shells so I try to do that every day.
- As needed I strip the diapers with RLR or Rockin' Green Funk Rock. The RLR helps bring back the absorbency and I did to all of my preloaded diapers before I used them. I intend to do it every month or so to keep my diapers fresh. The Funk Rock is an add needed soak to fight the ammonia smell that can sometimes develop. I haven't had any ammonia issues yet, but I have my bag of Funk Rock and I'm ready to "rock a soak" when the time comes.
May 1, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
|Our Perfect Family|
|At McKinley's Baptism||Easter Sunday|
|Melt my heart cute. Holding hands in the crib.|
|Checking each other out.|
|Playtime with Rory.|
|Last nap together in the crib before you got too big to share it.|
|Three Months Old|
|Your Photo Face|
|Holding all your "things"|
|Serious Little Man|
|Growing as big as a Dinosaur|
|Three Months Old|
|Peaceful Sleeping Davy|
|My Other Growing Dinosaur|
|Mommy Trying to Comfort You for the Picture|
I'll love you forever,
|My Big Guys!|
Three Month Stats
Two Month Milestones
Apr 9, 2013
We have enough of these that we are using them almost exclusively, which is the reason I haven't gotten around to trying all of the other brands in my stash. Best Bottoms always have snaps for the rise, but the waist can be either snaps or velcro. I only purchased snaps originally because I had heard that older babies will take the velcro off themselves, resulting in diaper catastrophes. After trying a velcro diaper (my grovias were velcro) I have ordered five velcro Best Bottoms to add to our stash. The velcro are so easy to use in the middle of the night when I am trying not to turn the lights on.
|Same diaper. Snaps vs Velcro|
|Fascinated by the dog.|
|Sometimes we wear clothes with our fluff and BabyLegs|