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January 20th, 2010, 04:58 PM
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I was wondering how you prewash you kawaii ,I haven even started washing mine bc im so afraid im going to mess up , so i was wondering what did you do prep them

did you wash the cover and the inserts together ??

do i have to prewash the inserts?

do i use cold/hot water?

how much soap??

what kind of soap??

i have tide free is that ok?


do you think if i combine both the dips will it mess the color bleed ??

sorry i know its alot of ?'s i just dont want to mess them up
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January 20th, 2010, 05:42 PM
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I am not sure about this brand but when ever I wash anything new I throw in a dye catcher and that prevents any bleeding
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January 20th, 2010, 07:06 PM
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I'm surprised they didn't send you any washing instructions. I would definitely pre wash the inserts. Usually they're not fully absorbent until they've been washed a couple times.

I use Tide Free HE liquid for my diapers and don't have any issues with it. A general rule of thumb is to use 1/2 the suggested amount for a top loader and a 1/4 the suggested amount for a front loader.

The pre-washing instructions I received with my flips said to wash natural fibers (hemp/cotton) 3-5 times in very hot water with a little bit of detergent and dry between each wash.

For polyester fibers it says to wash once with a small amount of detergent and to avoid pre-washing natural fabrics with polyester fabrics.
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January 20th, 2010, 08:51 PM
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What I do is take the inserts out, and put them all in together. There is no color bleed at all, so I just wash them all together.

I usually have one or two diapers that have a bunch of solid poop on them, so usually I just swish them around in the toilet a few times to get it all off.

Once all the diapers are in the washer, I turn the dial to "rinse", and let them go through one rinse cycle. After that is complete, and the washer is off, I then turn it to "regular", and add about 1/4 the amount of detergent that I normally use. There are so many different opinions on detergents, so I would just experiment with it.

Never use fabric softener. Never use bleach (some diapers recommend it, but in general it's a no-no.). Never use a dryer sheet.

Once they are washed, I put them in the dryer (if the weather is good, I line dry. It extends the life of the diapers dramatically and gets rid of stains on the inserts.)

After they are all clean, I restuff the inserts into the diapers, and then put them in our nifty diaper basket in our downstairs bathroom. lol

As far as prewashing, I would just wash them a couple of times and then dry them. You don't have to use soap and I probably wouldn't use soap if you are just prewashing them. I used to wash them in hot water, but because my stash now has so many different brands and types, I just wash them all in cold water, so either one is fine.

And if you're REALLY bored.. I have a cloth diapering blog that I started when I started cloth diapering and was completely clueless. I basically just combined all of the information I found into one simple blog.

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January 20th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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[quote=Mommy2Olivia+Josiah;18733430]I'm surprised they didn't send you any washing instructions quote]

they did but are not very detailed and im just real anal about that.

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What I do is take the inserts out, and put them all in together. There is no color bleed at all, so I just wash them all together.

I usually have one or two diapers that have a bunch of solid poop on them, so usually I just swish them around in the toilet a few times to get it all off.

Once all the diapers are in the washer, I turn the dial to "rinse", and let them go through one rinse cycle. After that is complete, and the washer is off, I then turn it to "regular", and add about 1/4 the amount of detergent that I normally use. There are so many different opinions on detergents, so I would just experiment with it.

Never use fabric softener. Never use bleach (some diapers recommend it, but in general it's a no-no.). Never use a dryer sheet.

Once they are washed, I put them in the dryer (if the weather is good, I line dry. It extends the life of the diapers dramatically and gets rid of stains on the inserts.)

After they are all clean, I restuff the inserts into the diapers, and then put them in our nifty diaper basket in our downstairs bathroom. lol

As far as prewashing, I would just wash them a couple of times and then dry them. You don't have to use soap and I probably wouldn't use soap if you are just prewashing them. I used to wash them in hot water, but because my stash now has so many different brands and types, I just wash them all in cold water, so either one is fine.

And if you're REALLY bored.. I have a cloth diapering blog that I started when I started cloth diapering and was completely clueless. I basically just combined all of the information I found into one simple blog.

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thanks! i will def read your blog!
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