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How to Disinfect Your Diapering Products

How to Disinfect Your Diapering Products

Simply washing your diapering items on hot with a good detergent will routinely help to wash away bacteria. If you are able to put your laundry in the sun to dry, that will also help to kill most germs.

However, if your baby has an infection in the diaper area, your diapering items (diapers, covers, wipes, inserts, and liners) will need to be disinfected each time you use them until about a week after the symptoms disappear. Below are some remedies that may help. Please keep in mind that we are not scientists or doctors, and cannot diagnose or offer treatment for any medical condition. This is simply information that has been researched and compiled from various sources. Also, please be sure to check with manufacturer’s washing instructions and warranty information before starting any disinfecting routine.

 

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Recipes for My Three Most-Used Home-made Cleaning Products

English: No name baking soda

For the past six months I’ve been researching, mixing up and trying out different recipes for cleaning products that are easy and economical to make. Here’s what I’m now using:

Homemade Dishwashing Detergent (Powdered):
2 cups of Borax
2 cups of Baking Soda
1/4 cup of Lemi Shine

Lemi Shine is simply crystalized citric acid. I had never heard of it but found it right in the dishwasher detergent aisle at my regular grocery store. It helps to cut grease and is anti-bacterial. It also helps to prevent water spots on the rinse cycle.

Homemade Laundry Detergent (not safe to use on cloth diapers)
3 cups of Super Washing Soda
3 cups of Borax
1 cup of Oxygen Booster
3 Bars of Ivory Soap, grated

I am also using soap nuts which I really like but I wanted to try making another option just to see how … Read More

I Choose to Re-Use

The three R’s:  Reduce, Recycle and Re-use.  I’m fairly good at reducing, I’m great at recycling but I have to remind myself to choose to re-use.

Making my own cleaning products, mostly from baking soda, washing soda, vinegar, citrus oils, Tea Tree Oil and colloidal silver has been fun. I’ve also made my own bar soaps from glycerin, oatmeal and Tea Tree Oil. But I’ve had to resist the temptation to go out and buy all new matching plastic spray bottles, containers and soap molds. I seem to be a natural consumer. I enjoy shopping. I like buying new things. I like having cute coordinating sets and pretty patterns. But I’m slowly changing my habits.

Over the years I’ve brought hundreds of bottles of all-purpose spray cleaners, window cleaners, disinfectants.  And as long as I’ve been able, I’ve recycled the containers they came in but now … Read More