Cleaning your baby’s bumgenius diapers is not only a hygiene issue but one that could affect the health of both the mother and child. It is recommended that you wash then regularly depending on the manufacturer’s instructions and their usage. You should be washing the cloth GroVia diapers every two days at the very least but no more than three days in between. The problem with leaving them dirty for too long is that you expose the child to harmful microorganisms as well as the harsh urine ammonia. Moreover the household will become very unpleasant if you are slack on the cleaning.
Separate Washes are Recommended
Although the issues of energy use and convenience may force you to add the bumgenius diapers to the rest of the laundry; it is not really the best option. First of all your baby’s immune system may not be able to cope with the ailments of the adults. Secondly the used GroVia diapers tend to have some remnants of faecal matter which could contaminate the rest of the laundry. Thirdly by washing them separately you are able to follow all the rules that are set for this type of cloth rather than being limited to the standard laundry procedures. Do not let them pile up because the heap is not easy to clean properly.
Clean before Dumping into the Laundry Machine
Make sure that you remove any debris from the GroVia diapers before putting them into the machine. Follow the exact instructions that are given by the manufacturer, bearing in mind the risk of wear and tear as well as allergic reactions for the baby. The drum should be between 2/3 and ¾ full which allows you to load about 25 bumgenius diapers. If you are short then you can add some dirty towels from the rest of the general load. Under-loading reduces the impact of agitation and interrupts the spinning action. Rinse thoroughly before drying.