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Old 12-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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My minky Alvas wick... anyone know of a solution?

My favorite prints are the minky prints for some reason but they wick so much!

Even if the inserts aren't saturated the outside feels wet.


Is there a fix to this or is this something I just have to live with?

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Old 12-04-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: My minky Alvas wick... anyone know of a solution?

Anyone? I know there's lots of Alva lovers here!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Re: My minky Alvas wick... anyone know of a solution?

I had the same problem with mine. Are you using the microfiber inserts?
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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Re: My minky Alvas wick... anyone know of a solution?

No wicking here, I lay-in the bamboo inserts. Even after a 3-hour nap, 2 inserts are drenched but her pants are dry
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #5
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Re: My minky Alvas wick... anyone know of a solution?

I Think it has to do with how absorbant the insert is and it also needs good holding power. I have some Minky pockets (not alva) and they don't wick if I fold the MF insert in half at the top or add a hemp doubler under it. If better absorbantcy doesn't fix it for you then you night have a slight repelling issue. In that case I would do the first rinse with vinegar about once a week or as much as is needed.

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Old 12-05-2011, 08:32 AM   #6
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I only have 1 (cow print) but no wicking problems. I stuff with a pad folded flat.
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