Rawney said that while HE machines are different from regular machines she hasn’t really changed her laundry routine much. Here are Rawney’s top three HE washing tips:
3. To soak diapers and since she doesn’t have a soaking cycle, she runs a normal cycle and then pauses the cycle allowing the diapers to soak.
2. Use the same amount of detergent for a non-HE washer. Rawney read something recently that using less detergent (as some suggest) is actually not necessary and it may actually be counter productive. It makes sense when you think about it – you need soap to clean the diapers so naturally using less soap wouldn’t work.
1. Add a towel to the wash so that more water is used in the cycle. The machine only uses as much water as what it thinks is necessary which is great because you save on water usage. It’s not so great for diaper washing though because the less water that’s used the more build up there will be on your diapers.
Do you have any HE washing tips you can share?Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug. When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you have more than one child!