Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Washing your Diapers

Lately I have been washing my diapers using this recipe:

1-3 Tbs washing soda (also known as sodium carbonate or soda ash. NOT the same as Baking Soda. If you can’t find it, call this number: 1-800-524-1328, and use UPC code 3320003020. They can tell you the stores in your area that carry it.)
1/2 Tbs Simple Green (usually 4 squirts)

Put above into washer as it fills (don’t try to mix them together first or you’ll end up with a brick!)

It has been working great, and no residue!!

Now that my son wears diapers only at nap and at night, I find myself not washing his diapers as frequently. The result is a strong amonia smell! Wow it can almost knock you out. The only thing that works for me is to wash them like I normally do and then dry them for about 10 minutes in the dryer, and the rest in the sun. The sun is a powerful source heat! Also works great at removing stains in the diapers.