Today I bring you a guest post by an acquaintance of mine who washes her diapers (for 2 babies) by hand. Here is what she has to say.
My name is Jessica and I cloth diaper to save money, my babies bums, and the planet!
“Hand” Washing Cloth Diapers with a WonderWash and Electric Spinner
I collect soiled diapers throughout the day in a plastic storage bin without any water, detergent and without rinsing first…I just pile them up in the bin. I wash diapers every morning - we normally end up with 6-10 diapers and 6-10 cloth wipes per day.
I wash using a WonderWash in our bathroom, using the toilet, bathroom sink, and bathtub.
I use Kawaii pocket diapers and BumGenius All-In-Ones, with some hemp inserts here and there. I also use cloth wipes which are cheap baby washcloths.
- Don heavy duty rubber cleaning gloves
- Remove all inserts from pocket diapers, and place pee only diapers in sink
- Rinse poopy diapers with the diaper sprayer into the toilet, set in the sink with pee diapers
- Run super-hot over all diapers, swishing, and rinsing…adding them to WonderWash (my WW is setting on top of a shower chair for height in our bath tub)
- Fill WonderWash with hot water (I use a hand held shower head), pouring a bit of detergent (1-2 Tablespoons?) into water stream (I use Sun Burst Free and Clear)
- Lock on lid
- Turn for 60 seconds
- Drain water. I find it so much easier and faster to just dump the WW upside down, rather than use the drain pipe
- Repeat steps 4-8 (minus detergent) 2 more times for 30 seconds to continue to rinse
- Place clothes in spinner for 3 minutes
- Hang diapers and inserts outside on clothes line to dry (wipes go directly back into wipes warmer without drying
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