I get asked quite a bit what my wash routine is for my cloth diapers. So I decided I would share with ya'll also and you can also share with me what your wash routine is like!
I usually wash every other night. With two kiddos now sometimes I forget but I never let it go past the third morning because then the diapers start to stain and stink.
I have a top loader washing machine. I wash all my diapers together. They are all pockets so I just pull the inserts out and throw it all in. (Don't worry I wash my hands after) I do a cold rinse first to rinse off any extra poop there might be on the diapers.
Then I do a hot wash with Rockin' Green soap... and I mean hot! There's a switch behind my washing machine so I can turn off the cold water to the machine completely and it washes my diapers in super hot water. This gets them nice and clean. Then there is an automatic cold rinse with the hot cycle so they are rinsed again. Then I do another cold rinse to make sure all the soap is washed out of the diapers.
I then usually dry my diapers in the dryer. I try to only dry my covers just long enough for them to get dry and then I dry my inserts the rest of the time until they are dry. It's the quickest and easiest way for me.
With this wash routine I have yet to get the stinkies in the four months that I have been cloth diapering Isaac. So it works well for me and I don't plan to change it anytime soon.
What is your wash routine? Is it similar to mine or completely different? Share in a comment below!