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how many nappies make a full load

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how many nappies make a full load

Postby clumsymumsy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:50 pm

Obviously it depends on your machine and the type and size of nappies, how many changing pads get weed and pooed on and thrown in with the nappies, etc.
I currently wash every 2 days and was thinking of buying some more nappies to stretch that to every 3, don't know if that would overload the machine and nothing would really get clean...
I have a HE front loader machine for 4-5 kg of laundry, we use mostly size L/ toddler prefolds and fitteds.

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby clumsymumsy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:52 pm

oh yeah I forgot to mention, my LO poos quite a lot on some days so we end up with more than the recommended 5-6 changes a day. I am also starting to use cloth at night so that is 2 more v. absorbant nappies per 24 hours.

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby AnnetteandBen » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:56 pm

I can fit 2 full nappy buckets into the machine and that works out at about 20 fitted nappies, including boosters for night time etc. That is 3 day's worth.

It is trial and error to see how many you can fit in and still come out clean, depending on the machine mainly.

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby jan3182001 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:58 pm

putting them through a longer wash cycle might be needed if you put more in

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby JennyPenny » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:23 pm

How full is your machine when you put your usual 2 days worth in? I guess that would be the best way to judge? You can then work out how full it would be if you add 50% more nappies to it.

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby clumsymumsy » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:10 am

The machine seems a little over half full to what I would normally load it. but nappies are a little yuckier than the normal stuff that goes in! :giggle: there is still room in the 2 nappy buckets. i guess it always comes down to trial and error when washing nappies.

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby JennyPenny » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:47 am

I think you should have enough space for another day by the sounds of things. My wash is usally 3/4 full and they come out lovely and clean

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby flutterby » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:09 am

We do 2 loads every 3- 4 days, but that's with 2 in cloth! We have a 7kg washer too though

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Re: how many nappies make a full load

Postby Louise » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:40 am

I wash my nappies every other day when the bucket is full but could probably do one every 3/4 days if I had a bigger bucket. There's usually around 10-12 nappies in each load.

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