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I know a great many mommies line dry diapers so here's my question to you..How do you line dry your diapers and get them to be not so stiff..If I line dry my prefolds I find that they don't fluff up and are so stiff I feel bad for having to put them on my daughter..also because they don't fluff they don't absorb much..I never knew line drying would be so complicated..ahhh..HELP!
Can you just put them through a no heat fluff cycle in the dryer with some dryer balls to soften them? I don't line dry but I heard that works... hopefully someone else with actual experience will chime in here...
I have to put mine in the dryer first. 15 - 20 min seems to be enough to keep most of the stiffness away. 10 min in the dryer first is not enough, in my experience.
Otherwise, it's got to be a SUPER windy day where the diapers are getting tossed/blown all over the place on the line in order to not use the dryer at all and still have soft diapers. But, we do have really hard water here and I'm pretty sure that's a factor.
I would had my dryer not blown up on me last week..thats why Im line drying them..and I really feel like its ruining them..they are stiff and dingy now..I suppose Im going to have to cave and pay 20 dollars a week to use the laundromat! ugh
Maybe this is a silly idea, but the dryer mostly cliffs them up by moving them around, right? What about just pulling them off the line and putting them into a laundry bag, then rolling or tossing it around for a bit? They might not end up as soft as out of the dryer, but it might help.