Are you having cloth diaper problems? Each week, I answer a question in my Mailbox Mondays post!
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Some ladies started cloth diapering a 4 month baby girl and a 2 year old boy. They insist on washing and marking boy/girl diapers. Should the diapers be separated?. Is there any gender related hygiene guidelines?
A somewhat similar question was asked about cloth diapering twins. I haven’t cloth diapered a boy and a girl, but I’ve cloth diapered two at a time. I kept a separate stash for each boy, solely so I didn’t have to adjust the sizes each time. They both used the same diaper bag diapers, and I washed them all together. Of course, if you were dealing with a yeast rash you would need to treat all the diapers.
I wash the whole family’s underwear together, and while I realize we don’t use our undies as diapers, they do contain our germs and body fluids. I wash my son’s undies with our laundry even if he’s had an accident (I just rinse them first if it was a #2 accident!) and I don’t have any concerns about it.
Now the other thing to consider is that sometimes boys need more absorbency up front (as do girls who are belly sleepers sometimes) while girls may need more absorbency in the middle. If your children are very heavy wetters, you may want to adjust where you put the bulk of the absorbency to make the diapers work better for each child!
Do you diaper more than 1 child? Do you keep their diapers separate?