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August 25th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Hi guys, hoping you can help. We CD'd with our first and now we're taking them back out for #2. We used thirsties snap covers which I LOVED, and gmd unbleached prefolds. Everything worked great for us so we intend to just stick with this stash. My question is the covers are somewhat dingy looking now (they were stored in a space bag for 2 years almost) and I'm not sure what I can do with them to brighten them up as far as what soaps/bleach or oxyclean is safe to use with them. Also from what I remember before we were done using them with DD they were starting to lose their seal and wet through her clothing. I know they can somewhat be resealed but it's been so long I dont remember how to wash them anymore lol. Also before we lived in an apartment and I ended up washing everything by hand in the tub and hang drying. Here we have a water saving top loader and dryer. Any advice on getting them back to good shape before we start using them again would be appreciated!!
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August 25th, 2012, 02:13 PM
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i would do a really good wash, heavy duty with detergent and lots of rinses, then if possible hang dry them outside, the sun will help get any dingyness or stains out
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August 25th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Yep, I agree! Lots and lots of sun!
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August 28th, 2012, 03:42 AM
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I just brought out my prefold & cover stash from storage as well

I started using just how they were because I had thoroughly washed them before storing them but I started noticing smell.

So I ran the whole lot covers and prefolds through the sanitize cycle (hot water long wash) in my washer with lots of soap and I admit a little bit of bleach - when it was done I ran them through again just with water. I had never used bleach on them before but they are perfectly fresh now.

You mentioned before you were hang drying your covers, putting them in a drier on high heat will help reseal the PUL
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