Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas

~* Please help keep GCM free by using our
Amazon.com affiliate link. Thank you! *~


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Mothering Thru the Years > Nurturing our Children (AP & Multi-age Parenting Topics) *Public* > Cloth Diapering & EC *Public*
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Cloth Diapering & EC *Public* A public forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
Michele123
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Middle of Nowhere, MN
Posts: 1,544
Michele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

DD (2yo) only wears a diaper when she sleeps. Her nap ones are wet 2/3's of the time and her night ones are usually quite soaked. She rarely poops in a diaper.

Should I wash these diapers separate from the newborn diapers I'll be having soon? We plan to EBF again, if that matters.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
External Processor

ENFJ, please excuse my stream of consciousness posts.

Battled infertility for 3 1/2 years before DD (PCOS)
TTC #2 for 6 months (3 ovulations)

Married to DH since Aug 2004
DD born Feb 2012
DS born May 2014
#3 due Aug 2016

Last edited by Michele123; 05-10-2014 at 05:41 AM. Reason: Fix spell check error in title
Michele123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 06:36 AM   #2
bentlaj11
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,247
bentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

I did (and will again). I'm currently having problems w/ the 4 y/o's and ammonia, so I'm trying a quick rinse before I put them in the diaper pail to see if that helps. But I wash them all together. I think my 2 y/o may be diaper free at night before my 4 y/o
__________________
Amber.... Wife to JA (12/07)
Mama to Bug (11/09), Little Critter (1/12) and C3PO (7/14)!

InFpType 2/3(?)
bentlaj11 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bentlaj11 For This Useful Post:
Michele123 (05-10-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 07:07 AM   #3
OatsandBran11
Rosebud
 
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 120
OatsandBran11 is a jewel in the roughOatsandBran11 is a jewel in the roughOatsandBran11 is a jewel in the roughOatsandBran11 is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

I don't see any reason why you could not wash them together. My DD also only uses diapers at night and I go way longer than I should between washings so I might no be the best person to ask though!
__________________
Wife for 5 years
Mama to DD - age 2
OatsandBran11 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OatsandBran11 For This Useful Post:
Michele123 (05-10-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #4
2sunshines
Moderator in Celebrations, Cloth Diapering & EC, Empty Arms, Prayer & Praise, and Swap n' Shop
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26,494
2sunshines has disabled reputation
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

Unless you experience any specific problems, I'd wash them together. I don't like to wait too long between washes, I usually wash diapers every day or every 2nd day at most when I had a child in diapers, so it'd be hard to justify a whole load for one or two toddler diapers.
__________________
wife to my beloved and best friend
mom to 4 great kids: ds(20) dd(18) dd(14) and ds(12)
2sunshines is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 2sunshines For This Useful Post:
Michele123 (05-10-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
marigold
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: home on the hill
Posts: 1,593
marigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud ofmarigold has much to be proud of
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

I wash my 6 yr old's night time diaper, my 3 year old's diapers, trainers, peed in pants, and my baby's stuff all at once. I also throw in any wet things like clothes with stain remover and wet kitchen cloths . I wash it every night and if it is warm enough it goes straight onto the wash line the next morning.
__________________
Lesli (DYT 2)
Wife to Dh since Sept. 2005
Mama to: dd1 - Sept. 2007
ds1 - June 2009
ds2 - April 2011
ds3 - October 2013
dd2 - November 2015
Image already added
marigold is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to marigold For This Useful Post:
Michele123 (05-10-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 11:19 AM   #6
LearningMama
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,938
LearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

I wash them together (in Tide original powder ).
__________________
Celeste INFJ
Married to Marcus June 2009
Mama to "Little Bear" February 2011
Welcome Baby "YoYo" !! January 2014
Keeper of one grey cat Liz

...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40
LearningMama is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LearningMama For This Useful Post:
Michele123 (05-10-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 11:48 AM   #7
Michele123
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Middle of Nowhere, MN
Posts: 1,544
Michele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond reputeMichele123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

Thank you ladies! Washing together will be much easier.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
External Processor

ENFJ, please excuse my stream of consciousness posts.

Battled infertility for 3 1/2 years before DD (PCOS)
TTC #2 for 6 months (3 ovulations)

Married to DH since Aug 2004
DD born Feb 2012
DS born May 2014
#3 due Aug 2016
Michele123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #8
nanookmama
Rose Trellis
 
It's gonna be a great day.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Colorado!
Posts: 2,047
nanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond reputenanookmama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

If you're worried about ammonia from the toddler diapers you can out 1/4 cup of bleach in the wash, then add an extra rinse. This could void some warranties, but it comes from Bum Genius's site, so it won't void theirs. It is the only thing I've ever found to fix my oldest's ammonia stink.
__________________
Sarah
Wife to the Poet
Mom to Feisty-Pants (4) and Princess Artist (2) and Tall Chipmunk (born 3/30/14)

Resurrecting MamaPsalmist
Press Pause Photography
nanookmama is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to nanookmama For This Useful Post:
bentlaj11 (05-10-2014), Michele123 (05-15-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 03:13 PM   #9
Soliloquy
Administrator
 
Why climb a mountain? Because it's there!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Selkirk Mountains
Posts: 51,072
Soliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

I always did. I did a pre-wash with cold water and no detergent, first.
__________________
Lisa, 48. Married to the love of my life for 24 years!
Moderator in Theological & Doctrinal Issues, Drawing Closer, Bible Study, & Educating Our Children
Mom to 5 wonderful kids, ages 5, 11, 12, 15, 17. 2 dogs, 3 cats, and some chickens.
My Instagram
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer..
Soliloquy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soliloquy For This Useful Post:
Michele123 (05-15-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 05:16 PM   #10
bentlaj11
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,247
bentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nanookmama View Post
If you're worried about ammonia from the toddler diapers you can out 1/4 cup of bleach in the wash, then add an extra rinse. This could void some warranties, but it comes from Bum Genius's site, so it won't void theirs. It is the only thing I've ever found to fix my oldest's ammonia stink.
I've got my 4 y/o's soaking in hot water (after a couple of washes). I've been thinking about trying some oxiclean or getting some bac-out... I'll see if I have some bleach if you think that would work on natural fibers (cotton bamboo, and maybe hemp?). They are starting to show some signs of wear, so I'm not too worried about harming them by trying something. Although I hope they last long enough for him to be night-time dry. Wowzers they are burning bad, though! I need to research ammonia build-up some. He's wetting pretty early in the night (the last few times I've checked) even though he goes to the br before I put it on him. I've tried to wake him up, but he just gets mad and refuses to go Hopefully I can find something to kill the ammonia build-up!

Sorry to derail the thread!
__________________
Amber.... Wife to JA (12/07)
Mama to Bug (11/09), Little Critter (1/12) and C3PO (7/14)!

InFpType 2/3(?)
bentlaj11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2014, 06:29 PM   #11
LearningMama
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,938
LearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond reputeLearningMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

A good long soak in Oxi-Clean Free and Clear got rid of the ammonia for me. I tried vinegar, bak-out, Rock n Green funk rock, and stripping with dawn; none of them worked. Oxi-clean is what finally worked.
__________________
Celeste INFJ
Married to Marcus June 2009
Mama to "Little Bear" February 2011
Welcome Baby "YoYo" !! January 2014
Keeper of one grey cat Liz

...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40
LearningMama is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to LearningMama For This Useful Post:
bentlaj11 (05-10-2014), Michele123 (05-15-2014)
Old 05-10-2014, 06:54 PM   #12
bentlaj11
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,247
bentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond reputebentlaj11 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Do you wash toddler dipers with newborn ones?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LearningMama View Post
A good long soak in Oxi-Clean Free and Clear got rid of the ammonia for me. I tried vinegar, bak-out, Rock n Green funk rock, and stripping with dawn; none of them worked. Oxi-clean is what finally worked.

Thanks! I have some on hand... I'll go start a soak now
__________________
Amber.... Wife to JA (12/07)
Mama to Bug (11/09), Little Critter (1/12) and C3PO (7/14)!

InFpType 2/3(?)
bentlaj11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:15 AM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2017 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.