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« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2008 06:22:46 PM »

Congrats on Grandma-hood!
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« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2008 06:46:36 PM »

As someone who had 2 CD'd children for almost 2 years, I just wanted to put this out there. Great tute and GOOD FOR YOU figuring something out all on your own. I researched forever before I became brave enough to start making my own. On the washing, sunshine diapers and pin stripes and polka dots are 2 sites that have absolutely tons of washing info. It is so different for each person's situation based on many factors like water hardness and temp, etc. My favorite routine was (I was a swisher BTW, you eventually get over it. Breastfed poo does  not have to be swished. Solid food poo and teething on the other hand, ewwww. I gotta swish, lol!) I would do a cold rinse with out anything added to the water, then I would wash on hot with whatever detergent I was using, my fave is washing soda, borax, and simple green, and rinse with vinegar as my fabric softener. Vinegar helps with odor and helps any residue left by the detergent dissolve better. Then I would run another short hot wash to make sure they were rinsed well. I have hard water and it was a pain. I dry pailed. I just made 2 PUL bags to fit inside a kitchen trashcan and as one was washed with the dipes, the other went into service. The best detergent I ever used to keep any residual odor away was Sport Wash but after about a month, my youngest broke out in a horrible open sore diaper rash. It turns out that with my hard water, it is almost impossible to get all the soap out and those bacteria/enzymes that eat away the organic material and get the dipes so clean, if they aren't completely gone, will also go to work on anything that the organic matter is on, like DDs bum when she wet or poo'd. I stripped my dipes using blue Dawn dish soap, stopped using the SW, and the rash went away. I tried it again after I found out about the rinsing more but it still started breaking her out. Not all children have this reaction. I think SW and Bac Out work the same way so this may be something to watch out for. My best advice is this, remember, it is just a containment unit for pee and poo. I learned that if I was desperate, there was no need to run to the store in the middle of the night to get diapers like I had to a couple times with DD#1. I have a drawer full of dishtowels and receiving blankets. If all else fails, I can fold up a towel and use a blanket to tie it on and go back to sleep =) HTH
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« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2008 12:21:42 PM »

WOW!!!   Grin What fantastic advice!!!  Cheesy I really learned quite a bit and so good to know should this happen to Jonaz.  I am presently looking for the diaper inserts that were available 25 years ago that I used to flush the poo away.  It was great.  They were soft and flushable, and ok for septic tanks.  I'm still hoping to find some as soon as I remember it when I'm at the store.  I seem to forget about it every time I go. Shocked
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« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2008 01:35:45 PM »

I have never seen flushable inserts available in the store but I know they sell them here www.gdiapers.com
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« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2008 05:51:52 PM »

Could you use a paper towel, pull the two layers apart and use one at a time, folded in half? Would that be OK for a septic system?
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« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2008 05:58:23 PM »

DAMN! You are amazing and thank you soo much for sharing such a wonderful and detailled tutorial. It must have taken ages.

And I always loved the gussets on store bought diapers, thanks for de-mystifying them for me Cheesy
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« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2008 05:41:52 PM »

Could you use a paper towel, pull the two layers apart and use one at a time, folded in half? Would that be OK for a septic system?
I'm not sure about paper towels and the septic system.  We use them when we run out of tp in the middle of the night.  LOL  But I don't know how they will do on a regular basis and they can clog the pipes, I've had that happen before.  Check this place out for some that aren't too expensive http://www.clothdiaper.com/sitemap/biosoft-flushable-diaper-liners.htm

Or, Google "Flushable Diaper Liners", that's what I did.  Gotta love Google. Cheesy

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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2008 05:44:29 PM »

DAMN! You are amazing and thank you soo much for sharing such a wonderful and detailled tutorial. It must have taken ages.

And I always loved the gussets on store bought diapers, thanks for de-mystifying them for me Cheesy

Thanks, I thought they were a pretty clever design too.  Glad you liked it.  Hope you can follow the tutorial. 

BTW, if anyone wants the pattern and tutorial in a pdf file just pm me your email and I'll send it right along.  That way you can just print it out and go.
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« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2008 07:02:57 AM »

Fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2008 07:30:09 PM »

Hey, just wondering how the diapers are working with your grandbaby. Have you made any more?
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