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Old 02-22-2012, 10:30 AM   #21
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Hate it, which sucked because our entire stash was mf at one point. I've since sold it all (best decision ever) and I don't miss it at all. It feels weird, we always had compression leaks and it stunk no matter what detergent I used (including tide.)

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #22
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I prefer natural fibers and stuff my pockets with flats or pf's, but I do have a dozen BG AIO's that are mf inners.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:35 AM   #23
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For those who use bleach on their microfibers, are you just referring to inserts? I have both FB sized pockets and sized BG AIO. The BGs are the worst (I actually like the FBs) and I want to try bleach but don't want to ruin the PUL on the BGs. I am also in a hate mode with the microfiber now. I might try Tide (using Country Save now). Which tide do people use? We have a HE washer. With #2 on the way, I'm trying to gain control over the washing process so I don't lose faith. I'm just looking forward to getting back to being able to throw the whole BM poopy diaper in the wash and having non-toddler cow's milk pee (which of course I'll still have with my 1st, but at least not double)!

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I don't baby my diapers at all. I use Liquid tide HE original or All F&C depending on what store I shop. I put bleach (1-2 caps) in every load. I don't separate anything and I have been using this routine for 5+ years. My diapers are clean and in great shape!
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #24
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I don't like how much I have to strip, but it is SO much more absorbent than my prefolds.
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Re: Love or Hate microfiber?

I add 1/4 cup of bleach to a washer full of water every load and then add the diapers. (This is after the cold wash)

I use All free and clear or tide (whichever is on sale, liquid or powder in whatever scent I'm in the mood for)

I've never ruined any pul or microfiber.
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For those who use bleach on their microfibers, are you just referring to inserts? I have both FB sized pockets and sized BG AIO. The BGs are the worst (I actually like the FBs) and I want to try bleach but don't want to ruin the PUL on the BGs. I am also in a hate mode with the microfiber now. I might try Tide (using Country Save now). Which tide do people use? We have a HE washer. With #2 on the way, I'm trying to gain control over the washing process so I don't lose faith. I'm just looking forward to getting back to being able to throw the whole BM poopy diaper in the wash and having non-toddler cow's milk pee (which of course I'll still have with my 1st, but at least not double)!

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i agree with what the PP said, we put 2 caps of beach in every load. if i'm going to do a good bleach soak (like for ammonia or stinkies) i just do inserts. i switched from country save to tide F&G, because of stinkies and ammonia. my daipers are now super clean, and less stains too!!
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For those who use bleach on their microfibers, are you just referring to inserts? I have both FB sized pockets and sized BG AIO. The BGs are the worst (I actually like the FBs) and I want to try bleach but don't want to ruin the PUL on the BGs. I am also in a hate mode with the microfiber now. I might try Tide (using Country Save now). Which tide do people use? We have a HE washer. With #2 on the way, I'm trying to gain control over the washing process so I don't lose faith. I'm just looking forward to getting back to being able to throw the whole BM poopy diaper in the wash and having non-toddler cow's milk pee (which of course I'll still have with my 1st, but at least not double)!

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I bleach it all, every load, always have. I have lots of the dipes we started with still in use and they are just fine! I like the original tide HE liquid best. Rinses so much cleaner for us.

Oh, 1/4 cup original bleach.
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Hate, I always ended up with stink or ammonia burns from it.
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Re: Love or Hate microfiber?

I neither love nor hate it. It is the primary soaker of my stash so I just deal with any issues that come. Husband refuses to use anything other than pockets or AIO, and I don't want to spend more time and money buying different inserts when I already have a full stash of inserts.
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