I washed one load so far, using my homemade laundry detergent and dried them on the line and everything looked very clean. We have been storing the dirty diapers and cloth wipes in a wet bag and haven't noticed the smell, even with the heat we've been dealing with.
Since Bert likes to pee and poop immediately after a clean diaper is under him, I feel a lot better using the cloth diapers. It really irked me to have to toss a disposable diaper that hadn't even been on the kid long enough to undo the velcro! At least with the cloth diapers, it's just another one to go in the wash.
We will probably still use disposables if we go away for the weekend or something just for the convenience, but at home, we are officially cloth diaper converts. Or should I say, Bert is the convert.
|Look at those muscles!|
I should note that we are dealing with some diaper rash, so I have been using the liners that came with the bummis cloth diaper kit to keep the diaper cream from getting on the diaper. This is recommended because the cream can interfere with the absorbency of the diaper. The liner is almost like toilet paper, but a little softer, and can just be flushed or thrown in the trash. Hopefully the rash will clear up soon!