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Old 05-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Hello all, I am new to the CDing world. My daughter is now 6 months old Mom to two. Sierra, 6. Khloe, 6 months. I just bought my first 5 between Sunday and Monday, though. I bought some Alvas with inserts. I haven't tried them yet as I am waiting for my other 4 to come. How many should I start off with? I don't want to have to do laundry every day. Also, what's the best detergent to use?


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Old 05-16-2013, 03:13 AM   #2
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When I first started I had 20 diapers and washed every other day. You want to wash every 2-3 days because of ammonia build up as bacteria break down the urine. Strongly recommend a sprayer, if you do not already have one! (Spray out BM from diapers, it is awesome!)
I have tried several different detergents and rotate between Penguin sport wash (great for stripping and maintaining PUL of pocket dipes), Tide original, Rockin Green, and Ecos. Ecos is my fave because of cost and ease of purchase.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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-Kathy, a WOHM mom to Victoria (11/11/07) and Lukas James (11/6/2012)!
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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tons of info on the main forum my suggestion is having from 20-24 changes for a 6mo old . As far as Alvas I just got my first two and washed them in my regular routine. I prepped the bamboo inserts by first boiling them Hth
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