I had every intention of hand washing my pockets and inserts when I convinced my husband to use cloth diapers despite being in an apartment. Well that lasted all of two weeks since they took me 4 hours to soak/wash and then I could never wring the inserts out enough and they took over 24 hours to dry ( inside cause I'm not allowed to hang laundry on the patio).
Now I've gotten some fitteds and covers and have enough to only wash once a week but I wash them every Monday and Thursday just to prevent nastiness. The problem is the laundry services here cost 1.75 to wash and 1 to dry. I wash everything together and dry the inserts and fitteds and hang up the shells and covers on a little rack I have in the baby's bedroom. Even after a dry cycle I have to hang up most the fitteds to finish drying. That was kind of expensive but working for me since I didn't want to hand wash.
The problem is my diapers are starting to smell weird and my son got what I think is a pretty bad ammonia burn. (I thought it was too tight covers but it's lasted over a week) I need a good wash routine that will not require me to run the expensive wash 3 times like most recommend but I also don't want to sit and scrub diapers in the tub for hours every few days.
Sorry this is long just wanted all the info there.