I originally started out w/ Bum Genius One Size diapers (POCKETS). However, I recently acquired the Bum Genius Organic Diapers which are also One Size, but they are more like All in One (AIO) diapers because the insert is sewn in. Though I’m currently only using the All-in-ones now, I wanted to share my routine including both types of diapers because my routine is pretty much the same for both.
The system I came up with is what we have used since the beginning w/ only a few minor tweaks along the way. Upon removing the diaper from the baby’s bum, here are the steps I follow…
PRE- WASH DAY
1.) We toss the Bummis BioSoft Flushable Liner into the toilet. (This brand will not hold up in the wash like other brands…but they are SO much softer).
2.) I rinse the wipes and squeeze them out.
***If a barrier cloth was used due to ointment application, I rinse & squeeze it out and toss it into a small basket next to the washer so that I can wash them separately.***
This may seem like allot of steps but, in reality it takes about 3-4 min. tops. And, at this point you may wonder how I get laundry done w/ my washer tied up as a diaper pail. Basically, I do laundry every other day just like the diapers…I just do it after the diapers are done. There’s really nothing to it.
So, my diapers, doublers & wipes are already in the washer…ready to go. My wash routine is really simple…
2.) Hot Wash Cycle w/ Country Save
3.) Cold Wash Cycle – Water Only.
*I discovered that my machines “rinse” cycle was only filling the machine w/ water, let set for about 5 min, drain and spin….I felt like the diapers needed to be agitated in the water to truly get rinsed, so I just run the full wash cycle.*
4.) For drying, I would hang the POCKETS on a drying rack and toss the inserts, wipes, AIO & doublers all into the dryer and set to the medium setting. ***I have heard of many people also air drying the AIO’s but, from my research, I discovered that they fluff up and have more absorbency when tossed in the dryer…just like the inserts to the POCKETS.
Once everything is dry I wet the wipes and put them in the wipe warmer.
– by Amanda G.