Wednesday, October 17, 2012
how to wash fuzzibunz cloth diapers
First of all, you need detergent that will work with cloth diapers. Click here to see the list that the Fuzzibunz website provides. We have used the actual Fuzzibunz brand and are currently using the Rockin' Green brand.
Here's how the whole washing process goes for us:
1. Take inserts out of the diapers and throw everything (diapers and inserts) in the washer.
2. Run a cold cycle. (This is to rinse off residue and gunk.)
3. Run a hot cycle with the detergent.
4. Run a cold cycle.
5. Run another cold cycle.
6. Hang them out to dry on a line, your dining room chairs, hangers, whatever you have.
Depending on how many cloth diapers you have, you'll want to do a load of diapers fairly frequently. I have 19 cloth diapers, so my goal is to try and do a load every other day. If I stick to that, I won't find myself with all dirty cloth diapers and no clean ones.
Back when I did my initial "why cloth diapers" post, the subject of detergent and washing came up. Would those things counteract any money that you would be saving from doing cloth diapers in the first place? Well, I'm here to tell you that extra loads of cloth diapers each week still make it worth our while. We still save money. If you're die hard about it and you never use disposables ever, you'll save money. If you're not that die hard about it and use disposables when you're out, you'll still save money. If you need to save money, the bottom line is that you will with cloth diapers.
If you're concerned about the washing process, don't be. Don't let it deter you from doing cloth diapers. You throw the diapers in, run 4 cycles, and hang them out to dry. It's hassle-free.
I'm certainly not the expert on cloth diapers. We only use Fuzzibunz, so if your cloth diaper brand, detergent, or washing process is different, please comment and share!