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I was just wondering if anyone knows what to use to rinse cloth nappies when washing them to get the soap out?
Apparantly their used to be a nappy rinse that my Mum used for when I was a baby but there isnt any anymore :confused:
Im wanting to wash my nappies but not sure about this. Please help!
My washing machine gives mine a good thorough rinse. Maybe if you want to give it that bit extra, just fill the machine up with water again and let them agitate for a while before spinning them out.
I used to just soak them in nappy san, then chuck them in the machine without any washing detergent, and found that was enough to get it out, and get them clean.
Nicholle are you using terry flats, or modern cloth nappies?
I think vinegar in the rinse water can work with flats, but is not recommended for MCN.
When I used terry flats I'd add 1/4 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
With MCN it's not recommended. But I use 1/2 the recommended amount of detergent to wash, and the rinse cycle removes it all really well. Occasionally I add some Dettol Rinse, probably once/month.
Napisan isn't good for MCN, and even though you could use it with terry flats I never did, I found the vinegar did the trick.
Washing nappies has changed alot since we were kids. There's no need to soak, just dry pail. Hot wash if you're going to tumble dry, cold/warm wash if you're going to line dry. The sun will disinfect and usually get rid of minor stains. So essentially, there's no need for chemicals :)
I ocassionally do a strip wash - vinegar and bi carb - to get residue off.
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