Adventure in CD Land - Almost There...

~ Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 8:47 AM ~

I hope I'm not boring you guys with my continuous posting about CDs! I mean, we haven't even start using it and I'm already blogging quite often about it! Hehehe...

Anyway, as mentioned in my previous post on starting off with our CD adventure, this post is to note down the steps I took to pre-wash the diaper pants and the inserts before we are all ready to kick off our journey into the CD land!

Please note that prior to doing this pre-washing steps, I did my best to search around the Internet for more info on:

* how should I be doing the pre-wash (most of them came with steps to pre-wash in washing machine which is not suitable for me as I planned to hand wash the CDs - for now)

* is detergent really necessary? (I don't know about you guys but I feel something lacking if I didn't put in the detergent - hence my frantic and days of searching for the Pureen H-A-D detergent! Of course, my backup plan if I really couldn't get the detergent was to just pre-wash the CDs in plain water...)

* how long should I soak the CDs before rinsing them off and drying them? (again, most websites include instructions to do this in a washing machine which is not suitable for me. Anyway, I soaked them for about 5-10 minutes for each pre-wash)

* how many times should I pre-wash the CDs? (most websites mentioned somewhere between 3 to 12 times, since I'm very eager to start using the CD on Ben, I did 3 pre-washes...)

So here are the pictures taken...

Prepare a basin of warm water
(I use the hot water from our heater)
Pour in some detergent into the water.
Soak in the diaper pants & all the inserts.
The water looks like this after the 1st
pre-wash soaking. Smells chalky too...

After the soaking and rinsing, I hung up the diaper pants and the inserts. It was already 10pm+ by the time I was done with the 1st pre-wash. I repeated the same steps above (minus the detergent) for 2 more times over the weekend.

So, I'm happy to report after 3 times of pre-washing (I hope that's good enough, I mean, I don't smell the detergent or chalky smell anymore), we're finally ready to embark on our adventure in CD land! Stay tuned!

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Amber Pilcher

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Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Amber!
Thanks for the follow! I've returned the favor, looking forward to seeing you back in my blog sometime! Smile


Hi there! Congrats on you deciding to cloth diaper your baby - Trust me it IS the best option for baby and family. I've cloth diapered since baby was a newborn and never looked back. I opened up a whole blog about cloth diapering while I was pregnant and researching everything, and it's still alive! :-D

I'd wanted to comment on your earlier posts but didn't manage to, so here I am! Anyhow, I just pushed out a massive post called "Cloth Diaper for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide" (or at least, striving to be ;) ) and I really hope you can check it out, and hope it'll be f good use!

Take care and stay in touch!


(hi so sorry, I forgot to add the link to my last comment! Could you just add that in over there please :-D)

The link to the "Cloth Diaper for Beginners" post is:

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Farhana!
Thanks for the link! I will definitely check it out! Smile

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