They're Really Not That Gross!: Cleaning Cloth Diapers and You
Because they're filled with poop, many people are intimidated by cloth diapers. But as anyone who reared cloth diaper-wearing kids can tell you, they're really not a big deal -- as long as you know how to clean them! Take this quiz to see if you have the knowledge to take on the challenge of cloth diapers.
True or false: You can use any kind of detergent when washing cloth diapers.
Yes, but only if you have cotton diapers.
What is the wet pail method?
Diapers are stored in a pail of bleach before washing.
Diapers are stored in a pail of water before washing.
Dirty diapers are quickly dunked in a pail of water then put back on the child.
What is a diaper sprayer?
a gadget that you can use to spray your diapers dry after washing
a tool that you can use to spray the solid waste off of the diaper and into the toilet
a machine that shoots out diapers in a random pattern
How do you strip a cloth diaper?
Wash it with double the amount of recommended laundry detergent.
Wash it in a hot water cycle with no detergent.
Just remove the poop!
True or false: You don't need to wash new cloth diapers before putting them on your baby.
How much detergent should you use when washing cloth diapers?
25 to 50 percent of the recommended amount
50 to 75 percent of the recommended amount
the normal amount
How often should you wash a load of cloth diapers?
every two days
every six days
How many times should you wash hemp diapers before their first use?
one to two times
three to four times
five to six times
True or false: You can add baking soda to the prewash cycle to help eliminate odors.
True or false: You shouldn't use diaper rash creams when using cloth diapers.