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Old 02-28-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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I got my first thirsties hemp inserts today. This is the first time I have done hemp. Does it always take SO LONG to dry? Its been through 2 dryer cycles and it still feels slightly damp. Is there anything I can do to help it dry faster. I was hoping to try them out tonight but they werent dry by the time i put dd to bed

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Old 02-28-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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Hemp should be washed/dried at least 3x before using. Or boil for about 20 minutes. Still needs about 8 washings/drying to reach full absorbancy. And yes, it always takes a long time in the dryer ;-)
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:52 PM   #3
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Hemp should be washed/dried at least 3x before using. Or boil for about 20 minutes. Still needs about 8 washings/drying to reach full absorbancy. And yes, it always takes a long time in the dryer ;-)
I washed it i think 4 times today. Its been a day long ordeal
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: hemp?

Ooh! Good thread; I'm going to hop on. I have a hemp diaper on the way for the first time too. It's not new, so it's probably close to if not at full absorbancy, but I am afraid of it getting stinky, as I have seen people post about "hemp stink." Is this a laundry issue, such as just make sure it gets rinsed out well enough? Is there anything special to know about washing it? You can do it in the same load as other diapers, right?
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I use baking soda in the soak and/or wash and then vinegar in the rinse..I usually do an extra rinse after the wash/rinse too. I usually don't get hemp stink. Hemp absorbs everying...including the smells. I just wash it with the rest of my inserts...not sure what other people do
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