Diaper Duty

The Duty of Changing Diapers

Prewash cloth diapers with laundry detergent in cold water on the pre-soak cycle to remove soiling without getting stains. Then wash the load in hot water on the longest cycle with a cold-water rinse. Following are some washing options and cautions:

-Fragrance-free detergent is recommended for baby items. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the wash to help whiten and soften diapers (when you add baking soda, you can use less detergent).

-You can use bleach occasionally to sanitize and whiten, but regular use will weaken the fabric. Fabric softener will reduce the diapers’ absorbency, so use it only occasionally.

baby in diaper

Close up of baby grabbing feet