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Old 12-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Bleach with every wash mamas.. lets talk the magic amount!

I use a little bit of bleach with every load, like 2 capfuls and it makes everything so clean and smell free, literally...no detergent smell ...nothing! SO what works for you, how much do you use?

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: Bleach with every wash mamas.. lets talk the magic amount!

I've never thought of bleaching every load...do you do pre-folds only? And you have all white covers?
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: Bleach with every wash mamas.. lets talk the magic amount!

depending on the size of the load, i use about 1/4cup up to 1/2 cup for a really big load.

it doesn't have to be just whites. i put bleach in the pre-wash rinse. i fill the washer and dilute the bleach before adding the diapers.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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Re: Bleach with every wash mamas.. lets talk the magic amount!

I use 1/4 cup in my initial cold rinse/wash cycle every single time. I love it. I never have stinky diapers! :-)
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About a 1/4 cup.

ETA: maybe more like a 1/8 cup, I don't measure so its hard to say.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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Re: Bleach with every wash mamas.. lets talk the magic amount!

I use 1/8th cup (diluted with water to 1/2 cup) in my HE FL'er, added into the bleach dispenser. Tried using less and didn't work as well, have used up to 1/4 cup before per CB's instructions but really didn't need that much once I started scaling back the 1/8th did the trick for us. With my extra rinses, I am confident there isn't any hanging around. Notice some smell when I open the washer itself, but once the diapers are out I don't smell any bleach on them wet or dry. Tried doing a load for my 2yo without yesterday since we went back to sposies at night for now... no go... had to rewash this am! FYI, I was washing wipes, liners, AIOs (mf, hemp, minky), and my wetbag.
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I use 1/4 cup in my initial cold rinse/wash cycle every single time. I love it. I never have stinky diapers! :-)
this is what I've been doing, but I use less than 1/4 cup. just a tiny splash while the water is filling. then add the diapers.
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I just use a splash while prerinse is filling, then add diapers, inserts, wipes, etc.
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Re: Bleach with every wash mamas.. lets talk the magic amount!

I have used a "splash" which is roughly an 1/8 to 1/4 cup depending on how carefully I splash. Its added to my bleach dispenser in my long hot *gasp* sanitary cycle. i have NO Stains, no stink, no rash. not even my MF! I've used bleach every wash for nearly 11 years now. Works like a charm.
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I've never thought of bleaching every load...do you do pre-folds only? And you have all white covers?
I have prefolds but I use mostly BG and FB with a few other brands, blueberry/swaddlebee, imagine, thirsties.. And i dont own one single white cover. But I also do not own any cotton prints.

I have used prefolds and covers with bleach in the past. Wear and tear is about the same. Except white yellows a bit more.
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