1. Molly, I’ve been cloth diapering my 7 month old daughter for abut 3 weeks because she had an awful rash that we couldn’t kick. I just now realize after reading yours and other blogs that Destin has caused build up in her liners. They smell funky after being washed and dried. My sweet mother in law who clothed diapered her two kiddos 35-45 years ago insists that I have to bleach them every time I wash them which I don’t think I need to b/c I think it will compromise the quality of the fabric, but in a last ditch effort I washed them in bleach to get rid of the smell, after trying to strip them with vinigor, and dish soap. The smell lingered. So I soaked them in bleach/water the next day for 4 hours. The smell lingered. I don’t know what to do with them. Are they ruined or is there a way to redeem them? I use bumgenious 4.0 pocket diapers with microfiber liners.

    1. hey lacey! you definitely need to strip them and don’t overdo it. did you use “original blue dawn”? it can’t be ANY other dish soap. and then you have to rinse. rinse. rinse. rinse. and rinse some more until you see NO suds. you should absolutely be able to salvage them!

      1. It was the wal mart brand of dawn… I’ll try the original blue. How much of it would you use, how long to soak before you rinse? Thanks so much for your imput, glad to have something else to try!

  2. This was such a great series! My question is: how many? Of all I’ve read, I still can’t find a “magic number” of how many cloth diapers to register for/buy in order to have a full stash.

    1. GREAT question, Monika! I know some people who have done fine with 12 diapers (that is NOT enough in my opinion). I have 26 and I am able to do diaper laundry every three days… so I like that number. 🙂

  3. Your timing is great, Molly! I’m due in March with a boy and planning to cloth diaper, so I’m looking forward to all of the posts in the series! Where do you buy the diaper liners for days when you’re out and about?

  4. I love that you’re doing cloth! Such great information too! I’m wondering about regular laundry? Breastfed baby poops aren’t bad (stinky) compared to formula poops but do you run a plain/empty wash cycle in your washer before washing you and your husbands clothes? All your gorgeous clothes does it not matter to wash after the diapers?

    1. Great question! I’m gonna go into more detail about the laundry part next week… But to answer your question… Nope – we don’t do an empty cycle. We just wash our clothes as normal. 🙂 it all washes out with the diapers. And the diapers go through multiple cycles.

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