Originally Posted by Pseudacris
You'll want to run a load of bleach as the first no matter what. You wouldn't believe what grows in a washing machine, cloth diapers or no.
Respectfully, I'm not buying it. The beauty of the washing machine is that it gets washed every single time that it's used and bleached about a quarter of the time. Nothing is growing in there.
It should also be noted that those who wash their cloth diapers in the washers (or the sinks) are not doing anything that every parent hasn't done when their little Pumba's diaper has had a catastrophic failure. (Parenting is not for the weak of stomach.)