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Old 07-13-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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I posted in another thread about my tab leaks and repelling dipes... I REALLY want to get my BGs working again, cos I like them so much.

Last night, I stripped them with Dawn and rinsed and rinsed and rinsed...

Today, I drizzled some water on them, and it's still beading up and running off the diapers, though with compression it will absorb into the suedecloth. My question is - if your BGs are working perfectly, do they do this? Is there beading of water on them? Or does any water soak in immediately?

Help a mama out - grab one of your BGs and drizzle some water on the suedecloth and tell me what happens. I'm hoping that some beading is normal - otherwise the fabric wouldn't keep baby's bottom dry, right? I guess if it's not, I've gotta strip them again until I get it right.

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Old 07-13-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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I posted in another thread about my tab leaks and repelling dipes... I REALLY want to get my BGs working again, cos I like them so much.

Last night, I stripped them with Dawn and rinsed and rinsed and rinsed...

Today, I drizzled some water on them, and it's still beading up and running off the diapers, though with compression it will absorb into the suedecloth. My question is - if your BGs are working perfectly, do they do this? Is there beading of water on them? Or does any water soak in immediately?

Help a mama out - grab one of your BGs and drizzle some water on the suedecloth and tell me what happens. I'm hoping that some beading is normal - otherwise the fabric wouldn't keep baby's bottom dry, right? I guess if it's not, I've gotta strip them again until I get it right.

Thanks for any help!

Okay - I actually called CottonBabies one time about this after a friend messed her diapers up with waaay too much detergent. We thought we had them good and scrubbed, but they weren't passing the "drip test."
The CottonBabies rep I spoke to told us that that doesn't work on bg!s, that there has to be compression from the baby to make the water go thru the suedecloth. HTH - and I hope you get your dipes fixed!!! I love my bG!s
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mine bead up when drizzled on- but work fine. they need compression i think.
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Yes, compression - from CB rep. herself. The bead test does not work on BG. I wash my BG in dawn only, and it's eliminated my issues w/ repelling/wicking. HTH
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I freaked when this happened to me also - I prewashed mine with my new hemp inserts (a no-no because of the oils in hemp) and thought I'd ruined mine, too. Just like the other mamas said, it needs the compression of the baby!
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Thanks girls! I feel much better now!

Hopefully the Dawn helped anyway - prior to this, the compression wasn't doing the trick and DS's pee was just rolling out the legs. Fingers crossed!
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