Ok so you finally went all in and decided to purchase your cloth diapers. So how exactly do you prep them.
*Note this is my own personal way of prepping my inserts*
How To Prep Inserts and Pre-folds:
What you need - A big pot and some water
Step 1: Fill pot with water
Step 2: Bring water to a boil
Step 3: Place inserts/prefold into boiling water (I usually do 10 inserts or 6 pre-folds at a time)
Step 4: Let boil for 20 minutes
Step 5: After boiling let inserts cool off to room temperature (they will be super hot because they hold alot of water)
Step 6: Run on one rinse cycle in the washer with cold water
Step 7: Wash on a hot/cold cycle with the diapers as well using 2 tablespoons of my detergent recipe
Step 8: Do 3 more cold water rinses
Step 9: Line dry the diaper part and place inserts/pre-folds in dryer until completely dry
That is it! The more washes the inserts get the more absorbent they will be come. It usually takes 4-6 washes for mine to reach max absorbency.
Cloth Diaper Detergent Recipe
2 Cups Washing Soda
2 Cups Baking Soda
2 Cups Oxiclean
Hope this helps!!