One of the things I think "outsiders" find the hardest to accept about cloth diapering is that you CAN put poopy diapers into the washing machine.
We, as experienced users, know that we're not tossing giant turds into the washer and expecting them to dissolve away, we put those beasts into the toilet. Breastfed and newborn poop does rinse more easily with the help of a cloth diaper sprayer, into the toilet, and what's left does rinse out in the wash.
In fact, some people don't rinse newborn or breastfed baby poop at all before washing, they simply add an extra rinse cycle to their routine.
Do you think that the thought of putting poopy cloth diapers into the washing machine that we use to do our clothing laundry is a big deterrent when people are considering switching to cloth?
As someone who often talks to others about cloth diapering and how to do it, I feel this is one of the major obstacles to overcome and one of the most common questions I am asked..."You wash the poop out in the washing machine?"
What are your thoughts? Were you initially afraid of putting poop into your washing machine?