What’s the very best, most efficient way to wash cloth diapers? The answer lies in our groundbreaking book, The Eco-nomical Baby Guide. Get thee a copy at once!
It turns out, we have a lot more to say about laundering cloth diapers. Perhaps it started with the question, Can you wash diapers in cold water? It turns out that yes, you can save energy by washing cloth diapers in cold water. To take that conservation further, you can wash cloth diapers in a front-loading washing machine.
If you’re wondering if the water and energy used to wash cloth diapers is just as bad as using disposable diapers, you might want to check out this post: Washable vs. disposable: environmental debates to ponder. Also, remember that you can offset the water used to wash cloth diapers.
Can we recommend an eco-friendly, diaper friendly detergent? And what’s the cheapest eco-friendly laundry detergent? If your diapers are smelly or stained, what should you do? Here’s a simple, eco-friendly solution for stinky diapers: Use hydrogen peroxide instead of chlorine bleach.
While both Joy and I are lucky enough to have washers and dryers at home, we know others live in apartments or rely on community laundry machines. So we asked our readers: Did you use a Laundromat or coin-op machines for washing diapers? Washing cloth diapers in an apartment: eco-friendly or totally nuts?
Finally, what about drying your cloth diapers? Don’t click on that last link unless you’re prepared to be shocked by Joy’s confession!