Taking care of "business" with dirty cloth diapers
The first step of my cloth diaper washing routine comes as I change my baby out of her dirty cloth diaper. If there is solid waste, I shake what I can into the toilet and use my diaper sprayer to wash off most of the rest. Then, I pour on some Biokleen Bac-Out: a natural cloth-diaper-friendly solution that uses enzymes to break down waste. It helps keep my diapers stain-free and makes my pail smell a lot better.
The cloth diaper prewash
When it's a cloth diaper-washing day, I take my full diaper pail liner down to my old, trusty top-loader washing machine. I turn the water level to its highest setting to maximize the effectiveness of rinses, and I set my washing machine to run a prewash on cold to rid the diapers of waste. I shake my diapers into the washer and throw my pail liner in as well.
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