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Readers Respond: Best Diaper Washing Tips & Detergents

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From the article: How to Wash Cloth Diapers
Everyone has their own special way of washing cloth diapers. With the myriad combinations of water types, washing machines, diaper varieties, and lifestyles, it's no wonder we each do the diaper laundry differently. How do you wash your cloth diapers? Which detergent do you think works best? Do you add vinegar, baking soda, OxyClean, or bleach? How do you dry your diapers? Share Your Methods


I'm just getting into cloth diapering but the system that I was told about from a neighbour is to soak them with baking soda and vinegar and for the wash add Borax in with the detergent and vinegar where the fabric softener goes. I found I always had to spray with Oxyclean to get stains out. I then selected the sanitary cycle on my washer which makes the water "super hot" which seems to do the trick for getting them clean. I'm now going to try a dry pail system, as with my bad back I won't be able to haul around and empty a huge pail of water.
—Guest dianebari

Detergent recipe please?

I also make my own powder detergent, but wonder if it will work on my dipes. I'd love to see what recipe you're using for yours!
—Guest Erynn

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