Do you have a complex system of soaking and pre-washing, or are you cloth diaper slackers like Rebecca and me? How do you handle smells and stains? Do you use hot or cold water? What’s your favorite detergent?
Cloth diapers were a total mystery to me in those early days of parenting–as was cloth diaper laundering. I didn’t have a copy of our book, The Eco-nomical Baby Guide, to help me with selecting and caring for cloth diapers, so I was lost! I have to confess that I even bleached our pre-folds a few times at first before a friend taught me that it’s unnecessary and also very tough on the fabric.