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Cloth Diapers What your Grandmother never told you

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When your parents or grandparents hear the words “cloth diaper” they think of pins, plastic pants and wet pails.  Long gone are the days of the labor intensive cloth diaper.  Today’s modern cloth diapers are easy to use and care for.  When your grandmother used cloth it was probably flat diapers and pins.  This required you to fold each diaper to properly fit the baby.  Now flats still have their use and paired with modern diaper covers and either Snappi, or boingo (new easier diaper fastener); they make a great option for a true one-size diaper.     Types of diapers...

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Prepping Your New Stash

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Prepping Your New Stash

The first thing you will need to do when you receive your cloth diapers is prep them. This simple means pre-washing them. There are a couple of reasons for doing this. Cloth diapers come from manufacturers and therefore you want to wash away anything than may be on them from the manufacturing process. Natural fibers such as cotton, hemp have natural oils which repel water and must be washed away to ensure the diaper will be absorbent.   Some materials are designed to shrink when dried. If you do not wash and dry them prior to use they will not...

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Washing Diapers

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Wash Routine Cloth diapers should be washed every 2-3 days to avoid smells and bacteria growth. Always start with a simple routine and tweak as necessary. Set water level to 1 higher than you would normally use for same size load of clothing. Front Loader / HE Machine Tip: Add small towels or burp cloths to the wash to help trick the machine to fill washer a bit higher. Warm rinse cycle to remove as much waste as possible. Stains go on to diapers warm so they will come out of diapers best at the same temperature. Front Loader /...

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Storing Dirty Diapers

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Storing Dirty Diapers

There are 2 Steps to storing diapers. Dump Solids in the toilet. Toss in your diaper pail. People store diapers in either a wet bag (waterproof bag) or a pail liner (water proof, washable trash can liner). There are 3 ways to store cloth diapers: a wet pail, a dry pail, and a combination wet/dry pail. Our recommendation is a dry pail. We only spray poop diapers and just toss in the pee ones as we would in a dry pail. We don't recommend wet pails due to the mess and potential risks to young children.   Wet Pail A...

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Wash N' Fold Service

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Now offering Wash N' Fold service for Durham, Epping, Exeter and Stratham!

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