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how do you wash your nappies?

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how do you wash your nappies?

Postby nikkib » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:20 am

When I had two in cloth i would do a wash every two days of just nappies, but now with only one in cloth it takes me forever to get a full load worth, so i've taken to just sticking them in with everything else :oops: anyone else do this? I haven't noticed the nappies being any less clean from being in a normal clothes wash rather than the harder wash i was doing them on.

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby cookiegirl » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:40 am

I've stuck the odd wet nappy in with a wash but never a pooey one.I usually give them an extra rinse if i do. I tend to only wash 10-12 nappies at a time anyway as I think they come out nicer :-?

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby clairelana » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:42 am

i must admit I wash my nappies everyday with a few bits of normal clothes. I don't have enough nappies to leave it any longer. Well I do have enough, but I like to make sure I have them all done just in case.

I always rinse off the pooey ones anyway.

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby nicola g » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:51 am

Just nappies here, usually every other day :D

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby Louise » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:53 am

nicola g wrote:Just nappies here, usually every other day :D


Same here. I have occasionally washed a few nappies with the clothes though. When I did I put the nappies on a cold rinse first and then added the clothes with the same amount of powder I'd usually use in the nappy wash and didn't have any probs either.

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby littlehayley » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:19 am

Louise wrote:
nicola g wrote:Just nappies here, usually every other day :D


I have occasionally washed a few nappies with the clothes though. When I did I put the nappies on a cold rinse first and then added the clothes with the same amount of powder I'd usually use in the nappy wash and didn't have any probs either.


I do the same. I never put unrinsed pooey ones in with clothes but widdley ones i have done. I always do an extra rinse on the washing programme, and use 1/3 of the amount of powder as I would with a normal nappy wash. Most of the time I wash every other day. I do a pre-wash with no detergent, add other clothes if there's room then do a normal 40 degree wash with extra rinse. Every now and again I'll wash the nappies on their own at 60 degrees.

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby sophie2198 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:32 am

i wash every other day , sometimes every 3rd day , and its between 11 and 14 nappies max that go in the wash , dont like anymore than that to go in so if i did have more than that i would do 2 smaller loads one after the other. I have never washed nappies with normal clothes.

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby Allie » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:08 pm

Now Harriet is in night nappies I have no choice but to wash with other clothes as i'd never have enough for a separate nappy wash. I did occasionally wash daytime nappies with other clothes but made sure I rinsed pooey nappies very well before putting them in and always did an extra rinse at the end to avoid detergent build up.

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Re: how do you wash your nappies?

Postby kt24 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:00 pm

It depends really on how many days I've left it. If it's just two days I will do a cold rinse of the nappies in the machine, (icky ones have already been rinsed before I put them in the bucket) then add other washing to make a full load before doing the main wash. I still use the amount of powder, temperature ect that I would if it was just nappies.
If I've left it three days then that's a full load of nappies on their own.

Soon I'll be doing a full load of nappies everyday again.

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