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How often to wash nappies?

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smilinglou
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Re: How often to wash nappies?

Postby smilinglou » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:23 am

:oops: :giggle: im glad to see there's other people who wash every 5 days, i think once it was 6 :oops: we use pockets & prefolds mainly, oh and washable wipes.

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sophie2198
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Re: How often to wash nappies?

Postby sophie2198 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:18 pm

I wash every 3 days normally, or if hes had bad poos then sooner! This means normally around 15 nappies & matching boosters / inserts. Dont use washable wipes , or liners , or pul wraps so its literally just the nappies and boosters/inserts. I have a 6kg drum and do a cold rinse , 60 wash with extra water ( 'superwash' ) , rinse and then spin (or double spin in winter when drying indoors :wink: )

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clairelou88
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Re: How often to wash nappies?

Postby clairelou88 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:20 pm

every 3days here! and wash at 60"

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VICKERSHOUSE
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Re: How often to wash nappies?

Postby VICKERSHOUSE » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:24 pm

As and when i have a full load to wash - so for me that was usually every 3 days.

My new (2nd hand) machine that has just broken down had a smaller drum so it was every other day.

Atm i am having to take them to the local laundrette until my new machine arrives, they have a very large capacity machine, and i can do it every 4 days! :giggle:

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Emma1977
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Re: How often to wash nappies?

Postby Emma1977 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:29 pm

Every 3 days here. Have a Bambino Mio bucket which holds about 15 nappies and usually wears about 5 a day. I wash at 60' and then rinse twice - although the rinse before wash sounds like a good idea.

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monsterm
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Re: How often to wash nappies?

Postby monsterm » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:16 pm

I wash every 3 days too. I do a pre-wash, alternate between 40 & 60 mainwash & extra rinse.

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Re: How often to wash nappies?

Postby Bluetomato » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:59 pm

I wash every other day. Mainly because with 2 in cloth, the bucket is full after 2 days!

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