Once a baby starts solids, do I now need to rinse the cloth wipes? Before solids, it was only breastfed poop and the cloth wipe could just be tossed in the diaper pail. Can I still just toss it in and it will rinse out in the wash or will I need to spray it off before putting it into the washing machine?

  • It only takes 1 min to wash off the diaper. I'd say the risk (unlike pee, poop is NOT sterile) is not worth miniscule saving of time and effort.
    – user3143
    May 22, 2014 at 20:04
  • When we used cloth diapers with a cleaning service (dedicated to cloth diapers), they required pre-rinsing. May 24, 2014 at 21:27

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Yes ... having a 3 month old and a newly potty trained 2 and a half year old , I notticed how much eaiser the cloth diapers were with the breast fed baby. Once they are on solids you need to rinse .


Solid-poop diapers should have the solids eliminated before washing. You can use disposable liners (we have some bamboo fiber ones that are biodegradable), a little hose that attaches to the toilet, etc.

This is to limit the number of poop particles that remain on your clothes (and then on you).

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