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dorajoan 10-23-2012 06:28 PM

Is this MOLD!?
 
I have light colored flip covers. I've been handwashing/drying and machine washing/drying on rotation since coin laundry is so expensive. Today I noticed after I washed my diapers that on a couple flip covers on the INSIDE of the front snap tabs around the edges is dark colored...like there's something inside. Could this be mold/mildew? I've noticed a few black specks on my cotton prefolds when handwashing them...but they aren't IN the material...they're hard specks kind of stuck to it that come off...so I didn't think it was mold...

Thoughts?

livismama 10-23-2012 07:09 PM

Re: Is this MOLD!?
 
Sounds like it - can you post a pic?

ETA - Just reread your post - you definitely cannot flick mold off of the diapers.....so the prefolds could have something else on them.

dorajoan 10-23-2012 08:19 PM

Re: Is this MOLD!?
 
I can't post a pic just yet - my camera is dead and I can't find the battery charger...

If it is mold, what do I do?

dannic 10-23-2012 08:21 PM

Re: Is this MOLD!?
 
bleach?

disbugsmomma 10-23-2012 08:30 PM

Re: Is this MOLD!?
 
My guess would be lint. I have several diapers and covers that collect lint around the snaps and velcro.

kaysmomma 10-23-2012 08:32 PM

Re: Is this MOLD!?
 
Since you said you can flick the specs off, I'd say it definitely isn't mold. Not sure what it is though.

cajsmommy 10-23-2012 09:56 PM

Re: Is this MOLD!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by disbugsmomma (Post 15850687)
My guess would be lint. I have several diapers and covers that collect lint around the snaps and velcro.

Without seeing them, this would be my guess too.

BrownCowMama 10-23-2012 10:28 PM

Ah, had this before too! Mine was poo from those really gross chinky diapers that actually needed 2 pre-rinses..

abunchoflemons 10-24-2012 06:59 AM

Re: Is this MOLD!?
 
Mold won't move but I have found sunning lightens with using hot wash. But it don't soud like mold. Mold would be in material like from food being on an item & sitting for days to grow.......how often do u wash? Some could be poo stains too?


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