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Cloth 101: How to Wash Cloth Diapers in a Laundromat
September 28, 2014 11:02 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers
img_4341Washing cloth diapers varies greatly for every family. Some people wash their cloth diapers in their home and others wash in a laundromat. Some people use a high efficiency machine and others prefer a top loader. But, no matter how you choose to wash your diapers, there’s still a way to get the job done.
Here is a simple, affordable wash routine you can use to clean your diaper diapers in a laundromat:
  • Wash the load one entire cycle using the amount of detergent recommended for a heavily soiled load (see back of detergent bottle).
  • Wash the load again one entire cycle using the amount of detergent recommended for a heavily soiled load.
  • Sort the pocket diapers and the covers out of the load and dry everything else. Caution: laundromat dryers tend to get very hot. We recommend air drying any diaper with exposed PUL.

A few extra things to note:
Transporting your diapers to the laundromat will also be easier if you use a pail liner or large wet bag.

If you’re waiting a full week to wash diapers, we strongly recommend using pre-folds and diaper covers during the day and bumGenius Original Pocket Diapers at night. You’ll want to have 3 diaper covers and 8 prefolds (minimum) per day.

 This calculator will help you see and compare the costs of washing at a laundromat and at home.
We hope this information is helpful for you or someone you know.  As always, if you have any questions, give us a call at 314-892-1855. We’d be glad to assist you.


About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.


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