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October 26th, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Today I did just the inserts and they are gleaming white and smell so much more fresh to me now. I think my pregnancy nose is making everything smell bad . So since I like how the inserts are smelling I want to know if I can bleach the dipes? I have FB's, BG's and Drybees. Anyone know?
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October 26th, 2007, 07:38 PM
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I do, just not very often and don't use very much. I also add the diapers after the washer is full and started agitating to mix the bleach. hth
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October 26th, 2007, 07:42 PM
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Ditto ^^ I only use a couple of Tbsp. and do 2 rinses.

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October 26th, 2007, 10:40 PM
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No, no bleach in my house. I haven't tried it yet, but there is something you can get from a chemical store that does the same thing as bleach, but is "green". I have it written down here somewhere...it's on my very long To Do List. *sigh*
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October 27th, 2007, 10:16 PM
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ditto what the 2 first girls said, you can use it but very little and extra rinses. but it does work.
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October 28th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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I use up to 1/4 cup depending on the size of the load. You can also use Simple Green to get the stains and ammonia smell out, but IMO bleach works better !
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October 28th, 2007, 11:28 PM
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If you do decide to use bleach, you shouldn't need to use it every wash, maybe just once every couple of months if the dipes start to have a heavy ammonia smell. If they're smelling dirty after washing, chances are you need to increase the amount of detergent that you're using. Bleach will wear your diapers down quickly if used regularly.

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October 29th, 2007, 08:10 AM
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If you are using synthetic fibers (PUL, nylon, microterry, suedecloth, etc) bleach is NOT a good idea because bleach will break down the fibers; a little bleach is fine for natural fibers, though. Instead, after you wash them, gather up your dipes and inserts, fill a basin with very warm water and stir in 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, until the baking soda disolves. Throw in your dpies and inserts, let them soak for 20 or 30 minutes then rinse 'em. No more stinks. I do this once a week with my PUL covers.
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October 29th, 2007, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for the tips ladies!!
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