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Old 05-09-2006, 02:18 PM   #11
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Thanks. The picture of the Prorap would be useful. I'm just so sick of boring white (or cream/tan in the case of the prefolds).

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Old 05-09-2006, 02:32 PM   #12
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I know what you mean about being board . While the prowraps do not look like I expected, the dye does hide the poop stains, so you gotta love that . The only color I that faded really bad was the red prefolds, they are almost orange.
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JFYI, I didn't stir the dye and prefolds for the full twenty min , only 5 min maybe, and then every 15 mins for an hour. Emily
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:03 PM   #13
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For those that have dyed dipes - is the dye safe for baby's skin? Are there more natural dyes you should use? And what about the care afterwards - is it okay to wash dyed dipes with other CDs or do you have to worry about the dye running?

Sounds like a fun and interesting project. I'd like to try it myself but am a little hesistant. Thanks!
If you use fiber reactive dye on cotton (like they sell at dharmatrading company), it should be safe for baby's skin once it is properly set- it will have actually bonded with the cotton fiber and is the same method used to dye fabric and clothes you buy at the store.

However I died some prefolds and followed the directions precisely only to see our daughter had a blue bottom from her tie dyed diaper. After 8 washings in hot water later, they were still bleeding. I discharged the dye with a bleach solution, re-dyed them, and set them with a colorfast treatment for good measure.

I had the same bleeding problem for RIT that another poster mentioned. Now I've got it all worked out and the dye sets properly- mineral content of your water can have an effect.

For me, the biggest concern about tie dye is that when the mother breathes the powder or gets the dye on her skin, it is transferred (minutely) to her breastmilk or blood for the placenta. A mommy who likes to get elbow deep in the dye a few times a week could have a problem
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:06 PM   #14
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Good info on the dye powder, thanks. That's important since I'm pregnant.

Emily - I love the pics. Where did you find the dye?
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:26 AM   #15
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Good info on the dye powder, thanks. That's important since I'm pregnant.


Thanks for the additional info!

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