Cloth Diaper Carnival Part Deux. What is your cloth diaper washing routine?

Cloth Diaper Carnival Part Deux.  What is your cloth diaper washing routine?

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The people have spoken and “what is your wash routine?” won in a vote for this carnival’s topic.  This can get really boring, really quick.  For my entry I decided to do something fun.  I present to you…. “A Continuous Motion Journey… Washing Cloth Diapers”

This “video” is actually a string of photographs taken in continuous shoot mode on a Nikon D80.  I had some trouble taking true continuous shots but overall it came out ok.  It was a painstaking job of editing this though.  I am not sure I will do this again!

My routine from the video in detail:

  1. Take dirties out of my modified Diaper Dekor, place new WAHMIES pail liner in.
  2. Take diapers downstairs and start a double cold rinse, squirt a couple shots of bac-out in.
  3. Return downstairs to start my hot wash with 2 cold rinses.  Add 2 scoops of Tiny Bubbles and one scoop of Bambino Mio salts for freshening.
  4. Another trip downstairs for a hot wash with 2 cold rinses with no detergent.  Add one cap of Ecover fabric softener.
  5. Next trip, take clean diapers out of the washer and put in the dryer.
  6. (some days after this I put diapers in need of sunning outside, today there was no sun)
  7. Final trip, take dry fluffies upstairs and stuff, fold, then put away.
  8. If you were counting that is 5 trips up and down two flights of stairs.

Now, if you are participating here is the scoop. Grab my button from this post and use it in your entry with a link back to me. Let people know what you are doing (ex. This is part of the Cloth Diaper Blog Carnival. The topic is “What is your was routine?”) Enter the link to your post in the Mclinky below. I will have it open until the 27th. On the evening of the 25th I will post the code so everyone can insert it into their own post. This will allow people to travel from one post to the next with ease. If you are having trouble getting McLinky to work with your blog ask me for help (kdrosas at gmail dot com). I would like everyone to get the code this time. If all else fails and you can’t get it working, then direct people to this post for them to read the rest.

To add this use one of the following codes. The first is for javascript allowed blogs. <script src=”″ type=”text/javascript”></script>and this for blogs that cannot use java. <p><b>Powered by MckLinky</b></p><p><a href=”″>Click here</a> to enter your link and view the entire list of entered links…</p>

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  • Ellyn Reeder

    wow. At Least you’re getting plenty of excerise! I bet your calf muscles are to die for 🙂 Also, what’s this Ecover fabric softener? Safe for baby’s bottom? Safe for HE? I’m looking for one that fits both bills!

  • Cool!! Perfect soundtrack. However, I am now feeling a bit diZzy!LOL
    .-= Tracey´s last blog ..Let’s Talk Dirty…. =-.

  • @Ellyn Ecover is safe for cloth diapers and HE. You can buy it online or maybe your local natural food store sells it. I buy mine at a vitamin/ natural food store! Makes your diapers super soft.

  • Meg

    That was great.
    What is and where do you get bac-out?
    .-= Meg´s last blog ..Snack and Skype =-.

  • @Meg Bac-out is supposed to help break down the ammonia salts. I dunno if it helps or not since I still have ammonia, but I have heard it helps for many people. I also got it at my local natural foods store. It is the brand Bioclean.

  • I think you did an awesome job! Good job Kim 🙂 If only I had the patience.
    .-= Marisa´s last blog ..Project #2: Baby Legs =-.

  • Wow, it seems like you put a lot of ‘stuff’ in your laundry. Have you tried vinegar for getting rid of your ammonia stink?

    Your wash routine is quite a workout with all those stairs!
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Washing Cloth Diapers in an HE washer =-.

  • Kim – that was adorable. The music was fun and the vid was great! My dad enjoyed it too 🙂 – Heather

  • I can’t seem to get the McLinky to work…..I have blogger and I just tried to copy/paste the text in bold into where I write my blogs. This usually works for other buttons, but not with McLinky. I tried both java and the non-java codes….anyone else having these issues? I really want to be able to participate 🙂

  • Julia

    I was So going to do a string of pictures for mine…but I slacked big time & didn’t get to it in time. I ended up doing my last diaper load in a very big rush…no time for pics! Ah well. Next time around I’ll join in!

  • The code isn’t working for me either.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Washing Cloth Diapers in an HE washer =-.

  • I love this topic! So many different responses! I tried the code last night (both) and they didnt work for me either but if you click on my button it leads back to this site.
    .-= Heather Boger´s last blog ..How do you wash your baby’s cloth diapers? =-.

  • You changed the “non java” code and it worked!! Thank you so much!
    .-= Mama Dweeb´s last blog ..Giveaway =-.

  • Arikan

    Great video, great job putting it together!!
    Can you let us know what the title of the music is?

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, it is Flight of the Bumblebee