Caring for your cloth diapers:
2. Rinse Cycle One: COLD, without detergent.
3. Wash Cycle: I use the whites setting on HOT, since it has the longest wash cycle on my machine. Use only half of your normal amount of Free and Clear detergent.
4. Rinse Cycle Two: COLD, without detergent.
5. Dry on the lowest heat setting.
*Do not use fabric softener, bleach, stain removers, or diaper rash creams like Desitin. These products compromise the absorbency of the cotton.
*If a stain occurs, try drying the diapers outside. Sunshine has a bleaching effect on white cotton. I have read that rubbing half a lemon on the stain is another natural stain remover.
It is important to frequently wash your cloth diapers. The ammonia in the urine will eventually break down the cotton, compromising its absorbency.
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