(Closed) cloth diapering without your own washer

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you have your own washer when you were cloth diapering
    Yes : (19 votes)
    83 %
    No I used a communal laundry room : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    In regard to doing a cold rinse first before washing, I just do a delicate cycle on cold as my rinse and then do a hot power wash.  It will mean you’ll be in your laundry room a lot but it isn’t the end of the world.  With that said, you could possibly dump your wetbag into your tub and self agitate as your cold rinse and then drag it all down to your laundry room but that could be very heavy. 

    I’m not sure if you saw the Flats Challenge that went around the CDing community but it was to prove that even people with very little money and no washer/dryer could CD successfully.  Granted, it focused on handwashing everything but it may give you some insight that is useful.  Check out Dirty Diaper Laundry’s website and her review of the Flat’s Challenge and feedback people provided.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I used cloth diapers but I had a diaper service that dropped them off and picked upp the dirties for $13 dollars a month. I am not brave enough to do it any other way.

    Post # 5
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    2657 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @secondchances:I like that. How did you find that company? I wouldnt even know how to google that.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I do a diaper wash every other day, and it’s hard enough when the washing machine is just a couple of steps away when you have a baby! I’m sure it’s doable, but I don’t think i’d like to do it.

    My mom had a diaper service, she didn’t buy her own diapers they provided and washed them for her.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    OMG! What company is this!? I will definitely have to hit ’em up when/if I have kids. It’s such a LOAD off (LITERALLY!) to have someone do that for you. Those types of things are time consuming.

    Post # 10
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    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I am also planning on cloth diapering, and don’t have ensuite laundry – I will be using the laundry room in our building.  I have the same issues with not being able to do a cold rinse.   I think / hope it’s possible – I’m pretty sure John and Sherry from Young House Love do just a hot load without a rinse for their BumGenius Elementals, and that seems to work for them…   We’re due in November so I’ll definitely let you know how it works out!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    @bells – the Freetimes look great! I am actually going to order my BumGenius diapers today or tomorrow, and I’ve been debating about whether to go with the Elementals or wait for the Freetime… it looks like you can’t put the Freetime in the dryer though, which you can with the Elemental.  Any idea why this is?? 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @bells: I honestly think with a new born and Boyfriend or Best Friend (if you are planning on it) this would be very overwhelming and I have two children. Maybe using the service for the first couple weeks or disposables might be helpful until you are recovered and in the swing of things. Just curious, why do you prefer to buy your own?

    Post # 14
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    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I lived in orlando at the time and they contacted me. They were an offshoot of the company that did laundry for hotels/ restaurants.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    If I were going to be home with the baby and had our own washer (or even one in the building) I think I’d cloth diaper. But since it’s a negative on both counts, I’m not. At least not for right now.

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