Monday, December 23, 2013
After six solid months of cloth diapering, I am finally stripping Ava's cloth diapers. I definitely think solids changed the game of cloth for us, but it hasn't been too difficult of a change. We finally said good bye to Ava's small sized prefolds (they've joined her newborn prefolds) and we will be adding medium sized prefolds to our stash (thank you grandma). Prefolds still remain my favorite and I cannot believe that we are moving onto the next size that green mountain diapers provide. Justin has been super giddy about all of our fluff lately. He knows that Howl baby # 2 will be all set with their diapering needs. Although I attempted to cloth diaper Ava from the time we were in the hospital, I know that I'll feel even more confident using cloth from day one to potty training with our next child.

Our Stripping Routine
  1. Remove all inserts from pocket diapers, remove all covers from prefolds, and make sure everything is separated and ready to go in the tub
  2. Spray all stained inserts, covers, or pockets with biokleen's bac-out and allow them to sit for five minutes
  3. Fill the bathtub with hot water, and add four scoops of Rockin' Green to the tub (or desired detergent)
  4. Add all cloth wipes, prefolds, covers, pocket diapers, etc. to the hot, soapy, tub
  5. Agitate the cloth every thirty minutes
  6. Allow the cloth accessories to soak for 2.5 hours
  7. Rinse all the water from the diapers
  8. Take the cloth to the washer
  9. Rinse cloth in COLD water
  10. Repeat rinse at least 4-5 times to get all the suds out

** Bac out is extremely safe on your cloth diapers, and I encourage everyone to use it if you are facing odor problems or stains. 

I hope all my fluff mom's are able to use this as a starting guide for stripping their diapers. Diapers do not need to be stripped nearly as often when you have a great wash routine! 

♥- Leilani

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