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Old 06-02-2006, 07:44 AM   #1
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i have been washing/rinsing my diapers for DAYS now and they still repell! just to make sure i understand the meaning of the word... when i put water on the diaper it sits there for a few seconds and then soaks in. actually, i can run it around the diaper like mercury first. i am now boiling the diapers on my stove hoping that will work. this has gone on waaaayyyy tooo long.
i'm starting to go crazy...
help, my diapers, please....
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:03 AM   #2
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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nope... don't even know what it is i assumed living in the big city (nyc) our water would be fine.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:11 AM   #4
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ok so i know this is the hated word....but bleach....i had the same issue and gave up, put bleach in and all the sudz came to the top! it was nice...yeah i feel a bit guilty, but i'd rather have a dipe that works...lol...kwim?
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:26 AM   #5
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i'm on my way to put some in right now... after this i give up!
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:47 AM   #6
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Actually, I've read that you can't really test whether a dipe will repel by just dribbling water on it for a couple of reasons.
1. Urine has a different chemical makeup than water (different sized molecules) so it may be easier/harder for it to get through the fabric.
2. When the baby pees, the fabric is right up against their skin and they shoot a stream of pee through it...not quite the same thing as dropping a few drops on.

Maybe it's time to try the dipes on again and see if you're still having issues with them in action. I know that I've never had any problem with any of my diapers in use, but any time I've tried to just drop some water on them, it sits there in a bead for a minute before soaking in. All different diapers and different fabrics have always done the same but they all work fine on the booty.
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