Cloth Diapers in the Laundromat
Taking cloth diapers to a Laundromat can be a chore, but it is possible! The good news about Laundromat washing is that many times huge front-loading machines are available that can wash up to 40-50 diapers at a time - and they're easier on your diapers than a top-loading machine. With this in mind, you may be able to limit your Laundromat visits to once or twice a week. It is also helpful to use a pail liner and avoid hauling the entire diaper pail into the Laundromat. One of the major issues is the detergent build-up that can occur due to others using the same machines. The best way to avoid this is to wipe out the insides of both the washer and the dryer that you will use and the detergent dispenser if possible. Another idea is to run your regular laundry through first in the machine that you will be washing your cloth diapers in making sure to use the same cloth diaper safe detergent for all loads.