Although covers seem like they absorb next to nothing, they can actually hold a lot. This is a lesson I learned the hard way. My first night handwashing diapers, I didn't bother to do anything with my covers beyond my "pre-wringing" process. In the morning, the covers still seemed fully saturated. When you don't have a machine to spin it out, rolling your covers in a towel works surprisingly well. This is advice I'd heard over and over but regret actually listening to from the start.
|my 4 year old helping out with diaper laundry|
Use your iron. I normally hate ironing laundry, but I actually don't mind ironing my flats. It's helpful if your flats need a boost drying (assuming you can't use a dryer), the heat can help kill bacteria, and the nice crisp, smooth flats you're left with are easier to fold.
Don't be afraid of pins. They might seem antiquated, but you can get a really secure fit with a little practice.
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