Some machines are more efficient than others and new models even have a sanitary wash cycle. Front loading washers may be able to efficiently wash more than 24 diapers at a time.
1: Wet pail only, run the diapers through a spin cycle to remove the excess soak solution.
2: Optional, pre-rinse cycle with cold water.
3: Wash with hot water on large load setting. Do not use natural soap since the oils can coat the diaper fibers making them less absorbent and trap rash-causing bacteria. Do use regular, inexpensive detergents, but only use half the suggested amount. Rinse with cold water.
|· Do not use bleach!|
|· Do not use liquid fabric softener!|
|· Do use vinegar in the rinse occasionally to combat soap/detergent residue and to refresh. A Downy Ball® can be used for the vinegar.|