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Old 08-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

I notice on FSOT all the time they are the organic and unbleached flats and prefolds up for sale.
Am I one of the few who just LOVES crispy bright white dipes coming out of the laundry?
I've always been a bit of a laundry freak...so to my family this is nothing surprising...but I always always always buy the bleached GMD prefolds and flats.

Anyone else like me or am I in the minority?

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Old 08-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

I have some bleached, and some unbleached flats. I appreciate them being different so I can tell the sizes apart ... but yeah I prefer the bleached (and they are peroxide bleached not chlorine) ...

The unbleached are softer, but the bleached hold a fold better. I like to prepare a few dozen all at once, folding them all the way up like they're on an invisible, 2-dimensional baby, so they're ready to flip open and put on LO.

Also the unbleached get bleach spots when you use bleach in the wash, and they make NB EBF poo look greenish. We had some oversupply issues so it was important to know whether his poo was yellow or green.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

I had a dozen GMD bleached PFs and they just aren't as soft as my unbleached PFs from LLs or Cotton Babies... I got my bleached used and after about a year a few of them started ripping holes in them... the unbleached that were bought used STILL don't have holes or almost any signs of wear, and they're 2 years OLDER now than when the bleached started getting holey.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:50 PM   #4
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

I like the way white diapers look, but I find the unbleached softer and they seem more absorbent but I don't know how that can be!
But yes, I love crisp white diapers out of the drier!
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

i bought some bleached orange edge for the baby so i could tell them apart from DSs prefolds and i like the white! but from now on i will probably get unbleached because they last longer
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

Yes I just love the crisp white. It's very classic looking however I won't buy anymore. The unbleached are just so much softer and absorbent.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

I love the bleached. Give me crisp, white diapers any day over brownish! I will buy unbleached if that's what I need (like LL flats, they are only unbleached) but I know they will all end up white eventually. That's the best part of prefolds and flats - being able to bleach them!
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

I'm a bleached girl, but I do have some unbleached nb prefolds (in preparation) so I haven't got to use them yet to tell an actuall difference.
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I love the bleached. Give me crisp, white diapers any day over brownish! I will buy unbleached if that's what I need (like LL flats, they are only unbleached) but I know they will all end up white eventually. That's the best part of prefolds and flats - being able to bleach them!
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Re: I like bleached flats and prefolds...am I in the minority???

I have bleached prefold I bought new before dd was born and I love them! I have 30 unbleached organic prefolds I got used because it was too good a deal to pass up and I wish they were bleached.

If you bleach unbleached prefolds will they turn white? Like as nice as bleached ones? Does it take multiple times?
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