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Old 12-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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How much bleach?

I use mostly BG pockets and I know BG says you can use bleach about once a month. My question is how much bleach and is it also okay to use on the BG organics?

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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I occassionally bleach our MF inserts. But rarely. BG says to use 1/4 cup. I do not have the organics so I can't comment. But I would assume you wouldn't want to bleach anything with PUL or elastic...but I'm pretty sure people have done it with success. Just not something you would want to do repeatedly. I'm wondering what others have to say as I have a couple AIOs I'd like to clean the MF on...
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Re: How much bleach?

I bleach all of my diapers. Most of my stash is BG 3.0 and organic flips. I do have AIO's. I make sure the washer is totally filled and add 1/4 cup of bleach in my bleach dispenser.
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So the bleach can be used on PUL not just the MF?
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Re: How much bleach?

Just found this thread half way down the main page:
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1125494

1/2 say bleach is OK on PUL, others say no
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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Re: How much bleach?

I just read the big huge laundry thread, and the "laundry goddess" (for lack of a better term, lol) said that if you use bleach, you should put it in the pre-rinse, and then use vinegar in the final rinse because it will neutralize the bleach. So the bleach will do it's job, but then the vinegar will stop the bleach from continuing to eat away at the fibres after the dipes come out of the wash.

But DO NOT put bleach and vinegar in at the same time = toxic fumes.

So you can try this:

Hot rinse with bleach
Hot wash with detergent
Hot rinse with vinegar

(the laundry person says use "hot" whenever possible)

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