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Cloth diapers: how many and how often laundered?

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    MertonMummy is offline Registered User
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    Cloth diapers: how many and how often laundered?

    My EDD is mid Sept and I have prepped a stash of 14 diapers covers + 28 diaper inserts (22 microfibres 6 cotton). After all the reading online, I still have a few question specific to HK situations in small apartments and the weather we have :
    1. How often do your diapers get washed?
    2. How many diaper covers and inserts do you have?

    My plan:
    - diapers to straight into the washing machine (slim top loading European kind). No pail.
    - washed daily/alternate days at most
    - dry in shower area with dehumidifier overnight.

    Do you guys reckon this is sustainable with the diaper stash I have?

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    OnlineBaby is offline Registered User
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    I have a stash of 22 washable nappies with a variety of inserts.
    I also use the disposable nappy inserts in addition to these. They are biodegradable and flushable thin cloths made from bamboo. I line the washable nappy with them. They catch most of the solid stuff and you can flush it rather than trying to get the solid matter out of the nappies. Don't buy the Charlie Banana ones as they are like grease proof paper, stiff, horrible things. I use ones made from bamboo, soft and comfortable.
    I use a big plastic box with lid to soak the nappies after use. The box keeps in the smell. I wash nappies every day. A good nappy wash is definitely recommended to keep everything fresh.


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    Hi OnlineBaby,
    Could you please recommend the brand of biodegradable and flushable liner? and where to get it?

    Thanks

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    Hi Cocoamam,
    Napisan, it's a round blue container from the supermarket. I also use white vinegar and baking soda.
    Disposable nappy liners are a bit more difficult in HK.
    I high recommend against the Charlie Banana ones, they are sold in many stores in Hong Kong and are stiff like greaseproof paper and awful to use in general.
    I buy my nappy liners online from Australia. They are made from 100% bamboo, are soft and can be flushed down the loo. The ones I buy are eco friendly and chemical free. I am not sure if you would feel comfortable buying online, so maybe best to do your own research. I am sure there are some excellent ones out there. (just not the Charlie Banana ones)
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    kam2350 is offline Registered User
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    I am selling my diaper pail, bamboo and organic cotton motherease one size fitted nappies, multiple sized covers, boosters, washable bamboo liners etc etc -all never used
    If interested, please PM me for more details

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