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How to Wash Cloth Diapers

Watch more Baby Care Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to wash diapers with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash and dry new diapers before use Wash and dry new diapers at least five times before using, to remove chemicals and increase absorbency. Tip Avoid products with bleach, borax, soap, fabric softener, and fragrance. They will irritate your baby's skin and may break down diaper fabric or reduce diaper absorbency. Step 2: 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. Tip Shake off solid matter from a soiled diaper into the toilet and then drop the diaper into the pail. Step 3: Prewash in cold water Prewash diapers in cold water to remove loose particles. Step 4: 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. Step 5: Rinse in cold water Add vinegar and rinse diapers in cold water. Vinegar removes baking soda, which can cause diaper rash. Step 6: Dry the diapers Dry the diapers in the dryer or hang them in the sunshine. Did You Know? In 1946, American housewife Marion Donovan invented a waterproof covering for cloth diapers using shower curtain materials.
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