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Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

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Debbie81
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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Debbie81 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:09 pm

i split the nappies and do fitteds and inserts at 60 and wraps and pocket outers at 40 with an every-once-in-a-while 60 for the pockets.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby zippie-purple-monkey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:24 pm

I always wash nappies at 60 as 40 just doesnt smell clean. Also do the same with duvets, towels and tea towels.
Whites & bedding gets washed at 40 and all colours 30.


ETA; our wonderoos v1 are 3 1/2 yrs old, and still going strong - no problem with washing at 60

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby cat27m » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:30 pm

I always washed nappies at 60'C with no problems. I also wash bedding and towels at 60'C with clothes being done at 40'C.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby indigosky2k » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:44 am

I'm not a clean freak, but I always wash underwear at 50 or 60 after reading once about how much fecal matter and bacteria is left when washed at 40 even if you never see a mark on them :puke: So it's even more important IMO for nappies as they obviously get poo on them. So in this house nappies, underwear, towels and bedding all get washed at 50 or 60. Actually after reading this I'm thinking 50 isn't enough and I should always use 60 :giggle:

Just while thinking about it too, I washed clothes at my mums last week on 30 and non of them were clean enough and had to be washed again at 40, so what a pointless waste that was :roll:

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Bluebell » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:22 pm

We always wash at 40, unless DD has a tummy upset, then we wash at 60 for a couple of washes or until she is better.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Ju1i4 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:00 pm

I wash all my nappies at 60, did a trial run of washing them at 40 but even though we don't have hard water, they never seemed clean enough. My BGv3's are 3yrs old have never been out of use in that time, and the pul is fine, no leaking at all. Just out of interest, does anyone wash their mf bags at 60? Always done mine at 40 as care label instructions but would be great to chuck the whole lot in together. X

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby indigosky2k » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:22 pm

Ju1i4 wrote:I wash all my nappies at 60, did a trial run of washing them at 40 but even though we don't have hard water, they never seemed clean enough. My BGv3's are 3yrs old have never been out of use in that time, and the pul is fine, no leaking at all. Just out of interest, does anyone wash their mf bags at 60? Always done mine at 40 as care label instructions but would be great to chuck the whole lot in together. X

I wash mine when I wash my nappies at 50 and it's been fine ;)

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby twinkletot » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:39 pm

I always wash mine at 60. With our hard water they don't seem clean enough on a 40.

Clothes get washed on a 40 though.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Rebekahs_mum » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:40 pm

Ju1i4 wrote:I wash all my nappies at 60, did a trial run of washing them at 40 but even though we don't have hard water, they never seemed clean enough. My BGv3's are 3yrs old have never been out of use in that time, and the pul is fine, no leaking at all. Just out of interest, does anyone wash their mf bags at 60? Always done mine at 40 as care label instructions but would be great to chuck the whole lot in together. X


I've always done mine at 60 with the nappies. Never checked the label tbh :oops:

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