Posted by KarenC on September 27, 19103 at 09:38:04:
In Reply to: Simular conditions..... posted by ShailaP on September 27, 19103 at 06:29:51:
That's so interesting because my experience has actually been the opposite. Well, for odors and such anyway. I found that when I used a dry pail, I ended up with set-in odors and had to re-wash sometimes. One of the big factors in why I don't use a dry pail unless I really have to now (like when my washer is full, cause I use it as a wet pail). I wonder what effect a different machine could have? I can't think of anything off hand but I wonder....
Other than a few comments on diapering boards, I'd never heard that water breaks down fibers. Very interesting.... I wonder what the effect of urine, or more specifically the amonia in urine, is? I wonder if the dilution of the amonia with a wet pail makes it better at all? It's funny how I've gotten so into this aspect of diapering.... that's why I love hearing about what other people's experiences are... I'd love to be able to talk to a chemist about stuff like this.... Does that sound pathetic?? LOL!
It's so interesting how different people can have such different experiences. I actually had some Indisposables for when my kids were really little babies. I got them used and then used them for both my kids (for about 3-4 months for each child) and resold them still looking great (didn't like them though, they didn't fit well and didn't absorb very well either). I really wish I hadn't gotten rid of my Sandy's when I did. I would have saved myself the money that I spent on all those fancy wahm diapers and I would have gotten to see how they held up to 6-8 more months of use. As it is, after 1.5 years of a wet pail, they were just like new.