1. Start by separating your soiled diapers into different piles, based on the type of stain or mess that they have.

For example, you might separate any diapers that have been stained with urine into one pile and the soiled diaper by poop in another.

2. Next, you’ll want to start pre-soaking your diapers in a bucket or your washing machine with a water temperature that is cold or slightly warm water with enough water.

Use a small amount of baby detergent or borax the amount of detergent will depend on the load. Read the detergent instructions to make sure you use enough detergent. Let them soak for at least 15 minutes before moving on to the next step.

3. Once your diapers have been pre-soaked, you can start washing them in the washing machine according to the recommended settings for your specific type of cloth diapers.

If you choose to wash them in a machine, you will need to use a diaper pail liner. This is a bag that fits inside your diaper pail and catches the dirty diapers. You can then wash the liner along with the diapers.

Be sure to use a mild detergent that is free of any harsh chemicals or fragrances, as these can irritate your baby’s delicate skin. Also, it is not a good idea use fabric softeners, dryer sheets or wool dryer balls as it will take away from the diapers ability to absorb liquid.

4. After the wash cycle has finished, inspect your diapers for any stains or lingering messes that may require an extra rinse cycle or soak to remove.