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You Will Need
- All-purpose laundry detergent
- A diaper pail with a liner and a waterproof wet bag
- 1/2 c. baking soda
- 1/2 to 1 c. white vinegar
Wash and dry new diapers before use
Wash and dry new diapers at least five times before using, to remove chemicals and increase absorbency.
Throw dirty diapers into the washing machine
Empty a pail of dirty diapers into the washing machine, along with the liner, and the waterproof wet bag, if you use one.
Prewash in cold water
Prewash diapers in cold water to remove loose particles.
Wash the diapers
Wash the diapers in warm or hot water, using half the recommended amount of laundry detergent. Add baking soda to remove the smell of urine and whiten diapers.
Rinse in cold water
Add vinegar and rinse diapers in cold water. Vinegar removes baking soda, which can cause diaper rash.
Dry the diapers
Dry the diapers in the dryer or hang them in the sunshine.