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Old 10-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Is this MOLD!?

I have light colored flip covers. I've been handwashing/drying and machine washing/drying on rotation since coin laundry is so expensive. Today I noticed after I washed my diapers that on a couple flip covers on the INSIDE of the front snap tabs around the edges is dark colored...like there's something inside. Could this be mold/mildew? I've noticed a few black specks on my cotton prefolds when handwashing them...but they aren't IN the material...they're hard specks kind of stuck to it that come off...so I didn't think it was mold...

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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Re: Is this MOLD!?

Sounds like it - can you post a pic?

ETA - Just reread your post - you definitely cannot flick mold off of the diapers.....so the prefolds could have something else on them.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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Re: Is this MOLD!?

I can't post a pic just yet - my camera is dead and I can't find the battery charger...

If it is mold, what do I do?
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Re: Is this MOLD!?

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Old 10-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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Re: Is this MOLD!?

My guess would be lint. I have several diapers and covers that collect lint around the snaps and velcro.
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Re: Is this MOLD!?

Since you said you can flick the specs off, I'd say it definitely isn't mold. Not sure what it is though.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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My guess would be lint. I have several diapers and covers that collect lint around the snaps and velcro.
Without seeing them, this would be my guess too.
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Ah, had this before too! Mine was poo from those really gross chinky diapers that actually needed 2 pre-rinses..
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Re: Is this MOLD!?

Mold won't move but I have found sunning lightens with using hot wash. But it don't soud like mold. Mold would be in material like from food being on an item & sitting for days to grow.......how often do u wash? Some could be poo stains too?
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