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diaper countdown - washer out *UPDATE at end*

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    Posted: 08 May 2012 at 12:41am
So my beloved DH broke our washer last night. Angry (He is a car nut and is restoring a '59 Jaguar.  He put the 50-year-old carpets into our machine and they disintegrated, clogging it all up.  The service guy could take up to 5 days!  Luckily it was a new machine and the warranty will cover this.)  I just did diapers yesterday afternoon, so today I started the countdown to see how long I could survive.  Today I went through 1 flat, 4 fitteds, and 4 pockets/AIOs.  Luckily no covers got soiled. Thumbs Up I have remaining 12 flats, 5 fitteds, and 12 pockets/AIOs.  (I also have 8 prefolds waiting in a box in the US.  May have to make an early trip down if things get hairy.Confused)  I figure I could do a handwashing of the flats, but I'm not sure how hard core I am... I'll probably wimp out and use sposies if it comes to that. Embarrassed  But first I am going to have fun seeing how many days I can survive with my full stash being used. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Clare_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 8:46am
It would be interesting to see how long you can go. If I used ALL the diapers I have, including extra flats and PFs stored away, I am embarrased to say how long I could go without washing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mamma22boys Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 9:09am
Originally posted by Clare_S Clare_S wrote:

It would be interesting to see how long you can go. If I used ALL the diapers I have, including extra flats and PFs stored away, I am embarrased to say how long I could go without washing!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jberrec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 9:15am
Good luck! There's always receiving blankets & tshirts if you want to go there.

I'm with Clare & Emily, at least for my DS2. Couldn't go very long with the newbie. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mom4moju Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 9:32am
We would last embarrassing long without a washer also.

May I suggest you use you flats first? They will survive being dirty longer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mommyjessica Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 10:53am
ooh, let us know how long you can go. it is certainly an interesting topic!
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We could probably go a full week, no problem. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tracy_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 1:53pm
Originally posted by mom4moju mom4moju wrote:

We would last embarrassing long without a washer also.

May I suggest you use you flats first? They will survive being dirty longer.
 
Hmmm... good point.  Thanks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MamaKikow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 2:11pm
Good luck Tracy!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rustygriffen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2012 at 12:24am
I could easily go 4 days on my current stash. I'm sure you could hand wash flats no problem....especially if you have a diaper sprayer. I hope he gets there sooner so you Don't have a ton of laundry backed up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tracy_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2012 at 12:42am
End of day Wednesday:  Have been using mostly flats and fitteds (for naps) as per the earlier suggestion.  Down to a handful (4-5?) of flats and maybe 3 fitteds.  Still have about 10-11 AIO/pockets.  The repair guy is coming on Monday...  This will be close...
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tracy_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2012 at 6:59pm
So a full week without a washer and I made it!  Okay, it helped that we used sposies all day on Saturday because we were at a funeral and in the car most of the day. Embarrassed  But still....
Washer repair guy was here for two hours and had some (polite) words to say to my DH about what NOT to put in washers... LOL
 
I have three AIOs and one flat left even.  (The AIOs were in a box b/c B wasn't fitting them anymore about two months ago.  But now they fit again!  So this experience has served to enlarge my usable rotation too. Thumbs Up)
 
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That's great!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mommyjessica Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2012 at 8:19pm
So, how many loads did you have?
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Originally posted by mommyjessica mommyjessica wrote:

So, how many loads did you have?
Haven't actually done them yet b/c we are doing a bunch of rinses and "pure" cycles to make sure everything is flushed out.  But it will probably just be one load of baby stuff.  It has a large capacity and usually my baby loads are only half full. 
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Originally posted by mommyjessica mommyjessica wrote:

So, how many loads did you have?
Haven't actually done them yet b/c we are doing a bunch of rinses and "pure" cycles to make sure everything is flushed out.  But it will probably just be one load of baby stuff.  It has a large capacity and usually my baby loads are only half full. 
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Wow, good job momma! I hope the washing goes easy for you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sunsmiles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2012 at 12:02am
Nice! I always hate when I find screws and bolts at the bottom of the washer when DH forgets to empty his pockets... Makes me nervous!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kcanstef Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2012 at 12:13am
lol your washer was under warranty your story reminds me why i dont let dear husband do any laundry! lol :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kcanstef Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2012 at 12:14am
meant i'm glad your washer was under waranty :)
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lol your washer was under warranty your story reminds me why i dont let dear husband do any laundry! lol :)
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