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The Facts on High Efficiency Washing Machines

High Efficiency, or HE machines, can be top loading or front loading washing machines. Top-loading models look like standard machines from the outside, but like their front-loading cousin, they use different maymvwb750ywtypes of washing action to get clothes clean using less water and energy. Front-loading models are similar to machines used in Laundromats, which lift and drop clothing into the water instead of rubbing clothes around an agitator.

Many HE machines have sensors to monitor incoming water temperature and the weight of the load. They also rinse clothes with repeated high-pressure spraying instead of soaking them in a full tub of water.

Both top-loading and front-loading ENERGY STAR certified washers save resources such as gas, electricity, and water. They utilize faster spin cycles to extract more water out of the laundry, reducing dryer time and energy use.

HE Facts

Water

Traditional machines generally require enough water to cover all the … Read More

Cloth Diaper Safe Laundry Detergents

We have a list of recommended laundry detergents, but sometimes those detergents are not available to all consumers. These detergents will be free from brighteners, dyes, chemical fragrance, bleach, and fabric Fabric softenersofteners; as well as harsh ingredients. We wanted to give you another list of detergents that are CD safe, which you should be able to find at local grocery or discount stores. Of course, if you are close to a cloth diaper store, I would see what they carry first!

One of these should be available locally:

 

Bi-O-Kleen All Temperature, Liquid 

Bi-O-Kleen Laundry Liquid

ECOS Baby

ECOS Free & Clear 

ECOS Laundry Liquid

Dropps Liquid Laundry Pacs Dye and Scent Free

Tide Free (contains Brighteners)

 

The above detergents will be safe to use on cloth diapers, as will our list of recommended laundry detergents:

 

Allens Naturally Liquid*

Country Save Liquid

Ecover Liquid*

Ecover Powder*

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Why Choose Cloth

thirsties-number-one-reason-they-chose-cloth-843x403We know that new and expecting parents have an overwhelming amount of decisions to make when it comes to the well-being of their babies. Choosing whether to use reusable cloth diapers or disposable diapers is just one of the decisions that needs to be made. We understand that the abundance of information on cloth diapering combined with the variety of styles and brands can be confusing and intimidating for an expecting family. We hope that the information provided below will help simplify cloth diapering and enable you to make the best diapering decision for your baby and your family.

Savings

Based on 8,000 diaper changes from birth to potty training you can expect to spend between $2,300 to $2,800 on disposable diapers and wipes. In contrast, cloth diapering your baby can cost as little as a few hundred dollars. Using these figures, you can save up to $2,500 by choosing … Read More

What do I do if my Thirsties product has a defect?

Defects are rare, but they do occasionally occur and we apologize wholeheartedly if you have received a defective Thirsties product. We stand behind our products and are happy to work with you to provide a resolution.

Our Warranty:

  • Your product is under limited warranty for possible return for up to 1 year after the original purchase date.
  • Defects include loose stitching, holes discovered upon arrival, broken snaps, etc.
  • Staining, fading, holes that develop with use and potential build-up are all considered normal ‘wear and tear’ and does not suffice for repair or replacement purposes.
  • Leaks are not considered a defect. Please search our database for detailed instructions in battling leaks or call us and we will be happy to troubleshoot with you to ensure successful cloth diapering.
  • If your products were damaged by the use of additives or improper care, the warranty will be void.

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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.

 

Remedy chart for disinfecting Read More