Diaper Tips Tuesday: Cutting Down Drying Time & Preserving Your Velcro on Your Pockets or AIOs

I love this tip from Rose, to cut down on drying time which will save you time and money. This tip may be especially useful for those of you who love to use velcro, but hate the maintenance or short life they often have, especially when you regularly use the dryer. You could also do this with any pocket diaper to help prolong the life of your velcro:

My diaper tip is for any pockets, particularly for the ones that can also be used as-is, as AIOs. I mainly do this with my Thirsties AIOs. I got the idea from somewhere else but I can’t remember who, or I’d thank them!

The tip is to turn the diaper inside out, so the interior of the pocket is on the outside, when you move the laundry from the washer to the dryer. I think this would also be good for hanging to dry on the line. It cuts the drying time down by at least 25% for us. This also will help to save your velcro or aplix tabs and keeps the diapers from forming those chains when you pull them out of the dryer.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. The Eco Chic says:

    Now THAT is a good idea! Except…my velcro chain begins in the washer! I don't think I would want to wash them inside out…at least the poopy ones. But I'm still going to try this!

    You are the bomb!

  2. Michelle Murphy says:

    I'm laughing about the velcro chains, my bumGenius diapers all end up stuck together when I dry them! Thanks for the tip, I'm going to try that today!

  3. Funny, I figured this one out awhile ago. I actually turn them inside out in the wash before the last rinse (after they are pretty much clean).

  4. fancygrlnancy says:

    What a good idea thanks!!

  5. Oh! I love this idea! I'm going to try it on my next wash.

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