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Old 06-30-2011, 08:39 AM   #21
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Re: Penguin Sports Wash

Had another thought... In a laundry hobbyist forum I go to sometimes, I've seen people boiling things on the stove top for several hours with some detergent (they were using Persil, so I suppose here in the US we would use Tide). They said it came white like nothing else. Couldn't hurt?

Also, I had some really stubborn stains on my baby wash cloths, from shower gel. The stain built slowly over a year or two. When I got my new washer for some reason I decided I needed to get those stains out. I tried everything. The stain faded a bit but was still there. Someone told me early on that it took time to get there and it was going to take time to get it out. That turned out to be so true. I got a good wash routine down and gradually the stain did come out almost entirely, but it was over many washes. I wonder if your prefolds would improve over time as well.

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #22
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Another update-i never did an additional wash. Just didn't have time. But the smell has improved with each wash! Since using the penguin wash I have been using half tide and half planet. And a tiny splash of bleach. It's working out good for us. My flip prefolds have never been so soft!

Today my dd had a bad nose bleed at school. She got it all over her white shirt. They're currently soaking in with the sports wash in cold water. We'll see how it turns out!

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Re: Penguin Sports Wash

I'm so glad you got it fixed!
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Re: Penguin Sports Wash

Have you tried boiling the prefolds? I know it does wonders with my microfiber inserts, really fluffs them up and gets into all the layers. A nice line dry in the sun or hot dryer should finish them up pretty well. Good luck!!
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Peroxide or oxiclean are great at removing blood.
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