And then there were two!

  

Well you have probably noticed that the posts have been a little thin on the ground recently. There is a reason for that… Household K will be expanding from 3 to 4 later this year!

We are expecting baby number 2 and of course we are very excited. The last few months have been difficult but hopefully I am coming through it and starting to feel better.

We have told baby boy but at 16 months he is too young to understand – he looked at me and then carried on playing with his cars! Hopefully he will show a little more enthusiasm once his brother or sister arrives.

I’m looking forward to sharing my journey with you.

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Rub a dub dub – reusable nappy wash routine

  

So as a user of reusable nappies (well baby boy really not me) I am a member of several online forums. The question that pops up on these forums the most is what is the best way to wash reusable nappies. I have decided therefore to write a short post about my washing routine. It will be short because frankly there isn’t much to it and is really is quite simple. It may not be the best way or the recommended way but we have had not problems with it so far. Here goes:

Step 1: Undo zip of wet bag containing dirty nappies (we prefer these to buckets but it’s personal preference) and put it into the washing machine.

Step 2: Set washing machine on a cold rinse.

Step 3: Once rinse has finished add one scoop of powder and one scoop of Mio fresh to the drawer and set washing machine on a 40 degree cycle with an extra rinse at the end (I use baby and toddler setting).

Step 4: when cycle has finished hang nappies to dry on either line or airer depending on the weather.

It really is that simple. On occasion I will do a 60 degree wash instead of a 40 but only if I feel the nappies are in serious need of a deep clean or if baby boy has been a bit off colour.

So there you have it. My simple washing routine that works for us.

Do you do it differently? Do you have any tips?

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