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They're Really Not That Gross!: Cleaning Cloth Diapers and You
by Staff
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.

  • true
  • false
  • 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.

  • true
  • false

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 day
  • 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
  • false

True or false: You shouldn't use diaper rash creams when using cloth diapers.

  • true
  • false