I'm due DC2 in 2 weeks and all set with little lamb nappies (pocket and 2 piece)
Can someone just go over the washing procedure - particularly with poo nappies? I remember how explosive some of DD's were!! I'll be bf so should be loose but still messy. I plan to wash the nappies altogether every day/other day but do I need to wash the soiled ones separately from the wet ones? Do I need to rinse the reusable liners and nappies if there's poo on them before I do a load? What's the best way to do this? I've got disposable liners too but I realise they are largely ineffective until baby has solid poos.
The liners should contain most of the soiling. Hold the liners by one corner and flush in the loo to get rid of the worst then soak. Washing with an extra rinse when soiled should suffice. Wet and dirty can be washed together. Once you're in a outline you should be fine.
I've got bamboo liners. I don't know how I would be able to shake it off though, small baby poos are really vet runny IIRC!! Even with DD on solids they aren't always solid and wild t easily just 'roll' off a liner
What do you mean by soak? I Napisan? I was planing on dry paling as heard soaking have you poo soup!
Until you wean baby there is no need to rinse the po off. Rather than a bucket you might consider a zip up wet bag (they're pretty cheap) and then you can just change baby wherever and zip up all the mess to stick in the machine later. If you like I'll pm you the washing guide that the UK cloth nappy libraries network issue to our clients.
I have disposable bamboo liner sheets inside the nappy and if the baby poos, I chuck that in the disposable nappy bin. (We use disposables at night because we haven't found a dry enough feeling washable nappy yet)
Then I put the rest of the washable nappy, including pocket, into the washable nappy bin (this is an Ikea square bin with a Piriuki Waterproof Pail Bag inside)
Yes, definitely no need to wash off breast milk poo. If you feel a bit yucky about that, use your machine's prewash before washing so the poo is rinsed away before the main wash.
If you really struggle with it, you might want to switch to disposable liners rather than giving up. Tesco's ones are great. I don't throw them, just wash in a mesh bra laundry bag and I'd say I get 5-10 washes out of each, so you could throw the dirty ones and reuse the wet ones.
The weaning poo was the worst stage, so I started putting DS on the potty at each change for a few minutes from six months and pretty soon he worked out that potty is for poo and nappy is just for wee. Great! No more poo nappies! Funnily enough, MiL said she did the same for DH and SiL and both also caught on by around eight months. She said it was pretty much standard to do that in the early 1970s before most of her friends had a washing machine.