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Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby Kirstyh » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:53 am

I would be more worried about them going foosty if you rinsed them first then left them for 3 days, we dry pailed with no probe at all. You should always be doing a cold rinse first before your hot wash x

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby sophie2198 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:02 am

Foosty...?!

I go 3 days , sometimes 4 now as we in just NN here but I do a cold rinse first before the main wash.

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby Kirstyh » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:20 am

Lol that isn't just a me word is it, foosty- smelly and mouldy being left sit wet if they are rinsed x

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby cumbrianlass » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:32 pm

No, we say that up here too. But spell it different I think, fusty?

I wash every 2 -3 days, sometimes get a bit of staining on microfibre but nothing that wont sun out, never had mould or nasties. If you have any try adding a few drops of tea tree oil on a cloth in the bottom of the pail. Tea Tree is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-sceptic so helps keep things fresher and also combats 3 day old stink when you open the bucket.

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby Triina » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:19 am

I wash usually every (2-)3 days and haven't had any problems. Nappies are clean and fresh. I store soiled nappies dry in a wet bag (Rumparooz), but if they're pooed I always rinse them first and use gall soap with care, then add to wet bag. Our washing machine is new (bought 3 months ago) and that helps a lot.

After emptying the wet bag I place there a dry piece of fleece with few drops of eucalyptus or spearmint essential oil (next I'm gonna try tea tree also). Keeps the wet bag fresh very well :)

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby Miss_Purple » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:10 pm

I only wash once a week now as DD is only in night nappies. We have had no problems with stains or mould etc and I dry pail.

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby busybee » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:20 pm

I regularly wash nappies every 3 days, always been fine here. I rinse pooey ones and then leave them in the bucket. I do a cold rinse in the machine before the full wash cycle.
And @kirstyh yes, foosty is a good Glaswegian word :hohoho: I wouldn't use any other word for something that smelled, erm, foosty.

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby Kirstyh » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:37 pm

busybee wrote:And @kirstyh yes, foosty is a good Glaswegian word :hohoho: I wouldn't use any other word for something that smelled, erm, foosty.

:hohoho: it describes the smell perfectly doesn't it

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Re: Washing frequency - is 3 days too long?

Postby Rufies mama » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:14 pm

Kirstyh wrote:
busybee wrote:And @kirstyh yes, foosty is a good Glaswegian word :hohoho: I wouldn't use any other word for something that smelled, erm, foosty.

:hohoho: it describes the smell perfectly doesn't it


We use a similar word here in Suffolk: Foisty. (pronounced foy-sty) it means the same thing.

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