Posted by aiko on February 25, 2004 at 21:19:52:
In Reply to: Cloth diapering and laundromat? Realistic??? posted by Julie on February 25, 2004 at 00:48:12:
I live on the third floor of a three-story walk-up with a shared coin washer (only cold water) and dryer in the basement. I was committed to the idea of using cloth diapers but didn't think it was realistic because I didn't want to wash diapers in cold water - which would leave me no choice but to go the laundromat. But the thought of going to the laundromat at least 2 times a week with an infant just seemed like too much of a hassle. So what we did was buy a portable washing machine (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1857293&cat=4064&type=1&dept=4044&path=0%3A4044%3A4064%3A112986%3A104901&xsell=1795542) that hooks up to the faucet and drains into the sink. It works wonders - probably the best baby purchase we made(and I've calculated that it's already paid itself off)! I rinse our baby's diapers out and toss them right into the machine (we don't even have a diaper pail!). I run the washer once a day and then line dry. It's been such a great system for us and would definitely recommend it to anyone without a washer and dryer in their home.
: Hi, I'm expecting my first baby in a couple months and REALLY want to use cloth diapers. However, I do not have a washer and therefore must use the laundromat. I'm wondering if I am realistic in hoping to cloth diaper and do all the washing at a laundromat? I'd love to hear if I'm being realistic, and if so, what techniques work best? Because I'm busy working on my Ph.D., I'd prefer to only go to the laundromat once a week. Thanks!!