Cloth diapers are great- you save the planet and your wallet at the same time. They’re much more biodegradable, you generate less waste, and they cost less in the long run. The only downside is washing them (yuck). But, since cloth diapers are used less, people who start out with them often have some misconceptions about how to care for them. Since you’re re-using it, you need to be a little more careful in how you treat them. Check out this post by Calley Pate at The Eco Chic for things you should NEVER do to a cloth diaper:
–NEVER Boil microfiber, snaps, PUL, or elastic. Exposing your diaper covers, shells, and pockets to this high of heat can permanently damage them.
-NEVER Put your diapers in the microwave. There are safer ways to disinfect them.
-NEVER use undiluted bleach on them- it deteriorates the fabric
-NEVER put a cloth diaper in the dishwasher- For starters, I’m not putting diapers (clean or dirty) where I wash the dishes I eat off of. Secondly, manufacturers would NEVER recommend this on their products. Finally, it’s actually very dangerous and could cause a fire to start in your home.