Ok - so after much research i decided to try cloth diapering - part time at least until DH is on board...I had my baby last week and we used a few dipes in the past few days - time to do my first wash - I have read instructions on how to do so all over the place but i am SOOOO CLUELESS and just don't understand how to do it!!!! I need someone to explain it to me in idot terms please!!!!
I have ROCK IN GREEN detergent... the instructions say:
Do a "rinse/wash" cycle prior to the wash cylce. Then add detergent to do a wash cycle - use 2-3 tbsp per load, Double rinse...
WHAT THE HECK does this mean?
My washer does not have a "rinse /wash" option - so I was just guessing this meant just run my washer using cold water for rinse & wash.... THEN when the load has finished add the detergent and do it again (I don't have an option ot just rinse or was - each load does both a rinse / wash) - do I then use HOt/ COLd or Cold / cold - then I am able to set it up to do an extra finse so I gues that is what it means by an Double rinse?
I then looked for instructions on this board and i found this:
Start with a basic routine, and only change it if you need to. This is a pretty simple wash routine, and works well for most people:
- Cold rinse (especially important if your child is still young enough that you are not rinsing diapers, the cold rinse will help with stains).
- Hot wash with 1/2 the recommended amount of detergent.
- Double cold rinse
How do I just DO A COLD RINSE without running the whole wash cycle? Do you stand by the machine and wait for the rinse to finish then interupt / stop the wash before it goes to the next part? I am just SOOOO lost...
is there anyone that could explain this to me??? Please
Thanks in advance!