Every Monday, I answer a reader question, and ask everyone else to weigh in too!
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My little one is still EBF so the poo is easy to clean up, but when she starts solids in a couple months, what am I supposed to do with the wipes? Do they need to be sprayed off along with the diaper before putting them in the wash or is there another way (or maybe a simpler solution)? I know it’s kind of an odd question, but I am just not sure. Thanks!
Great question Stephanie! I’ve always treated my wipes the same way I treat my diapers. I shake off as much as I can, giving it a scrape with a piece of toilet paper if necessary, then wash!
I’m going on 2 years without a diaper sprayer, and though I’ve occasionally done the dunk & swish without getting your hands dirty maneuver on a particularly icky diaper, I’ve never intentionally rinsed a wipe. Unless you count accidentally dropping one in (or the time I accidentally flushed one!)
I’ve never had any trouble with the wipes coming clean, and I really didn’t find too much of a difference in general when my son was still mostly breast fed, with just a bit of solids. It wasn’t until he was a toddler that a lot of yuck actually collected on the wipe, and then I was able to just shake off what I could and I was done!
So how about the rest of you? Do you do anything special with your cloth wipes before tossing them in the wet bag/pail until wash day?