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Old 09-30-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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How to prep bamboo

I just got my cotton babies bamboo fitted-it's super soft. How do I prep it. Does it need to be washed 3-5 times like other natural fibers? Seems like such a waste since this is the only dipe I would be washing. Can I boil it instead? If so how long and just in water?


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Old 09-30-2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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I've just washed mine once and put them in use and had no problems.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:24 AM   #3
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It depends on how many times the maker washed it, but bamboo needs to be washed several times to get the oils out like hemp. Personally when I'm sewing I go ahead and pre-wash the fabrics as much as they need to be before I sew with them.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:32 AM   #4
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once definitely wasn't enough for me. of course, maybe i just have a supersoaker. i've washed it maybe 3-4x so far and he still pees through a bamboo fitted (not the BG one, though) in an hour.
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