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Old 10-21-2012, 09:27 AM   #11
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Re: S'bish not too soft, what's up?

Vaska is the best softener, IMO. It makes the fabric not just softer, but way more pliable. It's biodegradable and plant based. . It smells like lavender too, instead of perfume.

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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But that's what I'm saying they're BRAND NEW and not very soft. Are there by chance knock-off ones that you've heard of? I just can't imagine that everyone and their sister would be going nuts over these.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #13
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But that's what I'm saying they're BRAND NEW and not very soft. Are there by chance knock-off ones that you've heard of? I just can't imagine that everyone and their sister would be going nuts over these.
So your saying they have not been washed yet? In that case not sure because they do arrive soft but even 1-2 washes they get stiff..
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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So your saying they have not been washed yet? In that case not sure because they do arrive soft but even 1-2 washes they get stiff..
Ok that makes sense, I washed them 4 times total now. Bummer! Last time I spent almost $30 a pop on a stiff diaper.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:11 PM   #15
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Vaska is the best softener, IMO. It makes the fabric not just softer, but way more pliable. It's biodegradable and plant based. . It smells like lavender too, instead of perfume.
I will be on the lookout for Vaska, I am almost out of Ecover (which is why I don't use it for every load)
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #16
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Our Sbish fitteds got very stiff very quickly also. They feel even stiffer when wet. For us cotton stays softer than bamboo in general. Maybe it has something to do with our water. Bamboo terry does stays fairly soft for us though, but not OBF.
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I've had about 2 dozen of these and they get stiff around the 2nd wash and continue to get stiffer. Ecover helps soften them a little, but they're still stiff. Also, I found Ecover caused serious smell problems, but that was with a 2 year old, not a newbie. A few washes without Ecover got rid of the smell, but also caused them to get stiffer.
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If you have hard water it can make them stiff I've found. Mine stayed fairly soft (not brand new soft but not stiff) when I had really soft water. I recently moved to Denver & have hard water & they got stiffer in 2-3 washes. Using Charlie's Hard Water Treatment has helped. It's helped with my clothes too.
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It's the fabric, I haven't used sbish yet but goodmamas were the same back in the day, they used the same material I believe. Bamboo anything seems to turn Sherpa-ish after a bit. You might look into cotton velour, it's supposed to retain the squish and softness.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #20
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It's just the nature of the fabric. It holds a ton and you can keep it softer using ECover. I use them pretty much just for nightime diapers with a fleece topper. They do the job very well. I wouldn't want them on for day though. Any of their bamboo terry is going to be and stay softer.
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