The single biggest issue that parents complain about when dealing with cloth diapers is washing. There’s a lot of “This is the right way and that’s wrong”. And “No that’s not right, THIS is”. Remember, there is no ONE way to do anything and that includes getting cloth diapers clean.
Use common sense…
Use an appropriate amount of water and detergent for what you are washing…
Nothing will work for everyone. Just because it is like magic for someone else does not make it a guarantee for you. That same thing may be disastrous when you try it.
One big thing that would help cloth diapering families is a more across the board somewhat standardized recommendation on how to wash cloth diapers.
The Real Diaper Association (RDA) wants to keep this process simple and evidence based. They want to work with ALL cloth diaper users, educators and manufacturers together. Doing this together and keeping it simple sound like the right way to me.
THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE DIAPERS IS ONE BABY AT A TIME.
Our Mission: The Real Diaper Association is a collective non-profit organization in which parents and small businesses take the lead in creating a cultural shift to increase the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers. We connect current cloth diapering parents to the long history of cloth diapering. Cloth diapers are real diapers…
What can you do?
Since there is no such thing as a Cloth Diaper Laundry Science Degree or an official peer reviewed Cloth Diaper Laundry Institute, the single most powerful tool we have is our common experiences and outcomes.
Getting them all into one place, organized and then analyzed will give the tools to the cloth diaper industry to change suggested wash routines to match what works for the majority of families.
If you’ve ever had an issue or aggravation about washing your cloth diapers, this is your chance to make a difference so others might not suffer from the same issues you did.
This is your chance to put your money where you mouth is.
Yes, the survey will take a few minutes. But if you want things to change, you have to participate in the process.
As the RDA says “THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE DIAPERS IS ONE BABY AT A TIME”.
Here is the link to the survey. Thank you so very much!
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.