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Old 10-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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need major repelling help

I bought some used BG small AIO's and have just started using them on my newbie and much to my dismay they are majorly repelling. I have soaked them in Dawn and very hot water and even scrubbed them like mad, did my normal wash routine WITH bleach and still the water just sits on top of the suedecloth. I can see where it made a little bit of difference and the water would soak in quickly but only in small places here and there- but most of the inside of the diapers are still repelling- I'm so bummed because I love these! What else can I do? Are they beyond saving?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Re: need major repelling help

I'm not sure that is repelling. That is what it is supposed to do. It needs pressure in order to push it through the fabric. Are they leaking when on the baby?
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I'm not sure that is repelling. That is what it is supposed to do. It needs pressure in order to push it through the fabric. Are they leaking when on the baby?
suedecloth and MF do need a bit of pressure for liquids to pass through. But if they're leaking right through when on baby then that's a different story. Do they look too big?

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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They seem to fit great but leak every time right after he pees- last time he was wearing one not even five minutes and his clothes were soaked....the PUL seems good and the inside MF is wet a little bit but most of the pee seems to go elsewhere. Shouldn't the liquid soak in after a few minutes? It literally pools and just sits there- it soaks in quickly in some spots...I'm so confused!
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention that I have some xs BG AIOs and never once had a leak with those! Did the "water test" on those and the water did sit on top for a few seconds then slowly sank in.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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Re: need major repelling help

Could it be a fit issue? How big is your LO?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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He gained 2 pounds in two weeks right after he was born and gets chunkier by the minute! He is probably really close to or over 10 pounds now.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #8
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Re: need major repelling help

Are there still suds in the washer when you rinse them? My sister had some BG's that were leaking. She finally gave up on them and gave them to me. I washed and watched the rinse cycle....suds. So I rinsed again SEVENTEEN times before the water was clear of suds. No lie. She had a front loader that obviously wasn't doing a good job on the rinse cycle. Repelling/leaking completely cured.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #9
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I can't see into my FL washer!!!! So how do I know if there are suds or not? Ugh...I HATE my stupid FL....I miss my old fashioned agitator.
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when you open the door, there would be some suds right there if there are any HTH!
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