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Old 01-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #21
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Re: How to Ruin a Cloth Diaper - blog

I read the article. After reading it I thought the author meant it to be funny not discouraging or even as real warnings of what not to do. Obviously soaking a diaper or really any article of clothing in bleach for 36 hours straight will harm the fabric. Or sunning all day can cause harm. It has ruined or bleachers few items of clothing I forgot on the line. Of course tossing a dirty cloth diaper or putting one in the dryer without washing is bad for the diaper.

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I agree I think it makes newcomers have even more to fear or worry about. My SIL quit cloth because she constantly worried about wash routine and rashes and things going wrong that didn't even happen; she just saw it online.

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In all seriousness though, did they really need to include the part about someone putting a dirty diaper in the dryer? Some poor person was probably sleep deprived and delirious when they made that mistake, sought help from customer service in an embarrassing situation, and now it's in a blog post that seems like a half-comical collection of extreme customer service stories. I'd be pretty annoyed if I went to someone for help and ended up being slammed in a blog post like that.
This made me laugh! My mil once put all of my diapers in the dryer, thinking they were clean, but they had only been rinsed. The worst part? During a party at my house! It smelled like a barn fire in here- yuck! I quickly removed them and apologized to my grossed-out guests.
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This is insulting:

"Oh poop! Most of us have at least one child in diapers, if not two. Therefore, it’s safe to say, we get less sleep than most people and tend to do dumb things we wouldn't do if we were allowed a decent night's sleep."

I highly doubt my lack of sleep is contributed to my fluff. I may start my morning with a cloth or two on my nightstand but that's not any different than with sposies!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #25
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LOL, I do sanitize cycle, bleach, medium/hot dryer, mainstream detergents, bac out... it works for me! Same stash on my DD for almost a year now, nice clean diapers. Guess it's a good thing I don't have RaRs... wow, TOO MUCH SUN, watch out!!!! Those things are like delicate lingerie!!!

(Though I do agree with the Texas sun. In that case it is the heat as well. I was always afraid to sun anything with snaps in the Mississippi summer heat when we lived there! It was hotter than my dryer, I am pretty sure!)
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I think that's exactly the type of blog post that makes cloth diapering seem complicated and turns people off of it. I just finished cd'ing.......over 3.5 years and did lots of things on the list (bleach, Tide F&C) without any issue. All my diapers survived fine and are now being used by others. I'm so sick of people making it seem so complicating and treating these things that our kids poop in pee like some type of delicate silk.
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well, I do remember my diapers getting hard and crunchy if/when I hung them in the sun...

SO... I'd say it'd be a lot like my 17yr old Son's socks--- he wears them until they are "crunchy" and at that point the "stretch" of the fabric is gone and they just tear into pieces....

(your welcome for the visual-at least i didnt post pics)
I'm sorry - I just about died when I read this.
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This blog post really struck me as more of a warning from kanga care that you have to be super careful with diapers or they will get ruined. Therefore if you buy one of their diapers and it stops working or gets damaged, YOU must have done something to it because see how easily you can ruin a diaper. It's like the longest excuse list from a company I have ever seen of why they won't replace your diapers. In light of their delam debacle and the poor return policy I have heard about when diapers are damaged, this makes sense. But it seemed kind of lame.
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This blog post really struck me as more of a warning from kanga care that you have to be super careful with diapers or they will get ruined. Therefore if you buy one of their diapers and it stops working or gets damaged, YOU must have done something to it because see how easily you can ruin a diaper. It's like the longest excuse list from a company I have ever seen of why they won't replace your diapers. In light of their delam debacle and the poor return policy I have heard about when diapers are damaged, this makes sense. But it seemed kind of lame.
These were my thoughts too when I read the blog.
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