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Old 07-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Using a drying rack with natural fibers

I don't have access to a (free) conventional dryer so I have to use a drying rack and my bamboo, hemp, organic cotton diapers all get crunchy on the drying rack. Any way to fix or prevent this?

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Re: Using a drying rack with natural fibers

no, but I did it for 2 years, and when baby wore the diaper, body heat softened and relaxed the fibers within minutes of putting it on.
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Have you considered using ecover softener in your wash once in a while? I've found it very helpful and haven't noticed any reduction in absorbency.
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Re: Using a drying rack with natural fibers

I haven't heard of that before. I use a portable counter top washer.... do you think it would work with that? Its a Panda washer.
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Re: Using a drying rack with natural fibers

Where do u dry out in open or under vent? I put my mf insrts mostly under vent or outside in heat...
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Re: Using a drying rack with natural fibers

On a rack in the babys room (since its not like shes using it lol)

If I need a night time diaper in a rush I point a fan at the rack.
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I would probably use a smaller amount and just once and a while when you feel like Rey are getting stiff again.
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Like the OP I use a portable washer and dry my natural fibers on a rack. There's really no way to prevent the Kentucky Fried Diapers from coming out extra crispy. You gotta embrace the crunch!

But I do have a little trick that helps soften them up a bit once they are dry. I grab a diaper by the edge and flap/flick it around in the air vigorously for a few seconds. Basically what would happen in the drier. It helps. Then I fold the diapers and put them away.

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