Cleaning Cloth Diapers in a Top Load Washer

Diapers in Washing MachineThe topic of washing cloth diapers has come up recently in one of the many cloth diaper groups to which I belong. Some moms have front loaders. Some moms have high efficiency washers. I personally have an older model top load washer. I also have a pretty good wash routine that keeps my diapers clean and fresh. Although the way that I clean my cloth diapers is different from the routines that a lot of other moms use, my method works great for me, my daughter, and my diapers.

When I first started cloth diapering, I did diaper laundry every day. Now that I have a pretty extensive stash of Best Bottom Diapers and a few other brands, I wash my diapers only every three days. Between washes, I keep the clean diapers in a basket and the dirty diapers in a wet bag in a garbage can with a lid. [Read more…]

Storing Dirty Cloth Diapers

When I had first decided that I wanted to use cloth with Norton, I had a lot of questions.  One of the things that I wasn’t sure about was storing dirty cloth diapers.  My only real life experience with using cloth diapers was when my sister used flats on my niece.  (My niece is an adult now, so flats were about as good as it gets back then.)  I knew how my sister stored diapers, but that was about it.

It turns out that caring for modern cloth diapers is a bit different than how my sister cared for diapers back in the early 1990’s… or how my mother cared for her cloth diapers back in the 1960’s and 1970’s. [Read more…]