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Old 01-09-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Question Sanitary cycle and PUL

For those of you that use the Allergine or Sanitary cycle on your he FLer, have you ever had an issue with it messing up the PUL? I have been using the Sanitary cycle for several months (with wonderfully clean diapers ) and a lot of my pockets are cracking and delaminating. These are FBs/GADs that I used with ds1, so they are over 3yrs old with good use.

So, I am wandering if the damage is due to the really hot water, or if they have just seen their day. DS2 is 21months and I really do not want to have to buy a whole new stash (even though he shows little interest in PTing). I did buy some new FBs off of fsot and do not want to ruin them... but now that I have quit using the sanitary cycle I am dealing with stink.

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:23 AM   #2
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Re: Sanitary cycle and PUL

Any PUL diaper (pocket or cover) will say specifically on the care tag not to wash at that high of a temperature. There's a lot of threads here about it. It sounds like you've gotten a decent amount of use out of them though. If it seems necessary for your wash routine, I wold wash everything but PUL and items with elastic on sanitary, and those on hot. Or try washing it all on hot.
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Re: Sanitary cycle and PUL

I've been washing the same PUL pail liners in sanitary for, gosh, 6 years? now, and drying on high heat and they're still perfect. PUL should withstand the high temps, unless the quality of PUL isn't what it used to be.

I think you just got your use out of your dipes.
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Re: Sanitary cycle and PUL

I have been using my sanitary cycle for years, and never had that happen. I think they have just seen the last of their days.
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Re: Sanitary cycle and PUL

I would never put my PUL in sanitary cycle. I think it would be too hot. I would say if that is how you choose to wash you diapers you should expect them to wear out quicker. Someone mentioned it didn't happen to theres... but remember everyones water is set at different temps and FL may heat to different temps as well.

I would say if you have covers (maybe not pockets) you could just wash them with the baby clothes, separate from the diaps. I've washed many covers with baby cloths when needed.

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I did buy some new FBs off of fsot and do not want to ruin them... but now that I have quit using the sanitary cycle I am dealing with stink.
Maybe just wash on sanitary cycle once a week or something?
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Re: Sanitary cycle and PUL

Even the PUL I buy from diaper sewing retailers say not to wash at super high temps or dry at high temps. Granted, this PUL is what people call 'TPU', or heat laminated PUL. The high temps can cause delamination and deterioration of the polyurethane.
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Re: Sanitary cycle and PUL

I wash everything on sanitary and have for 4.5 years. I don't have a huge stash so things are washed often. The only PUL issues I had was a bad run of FB. No other issues. I have had some elastic loosen, but it's 2.5 years old and in heavy use, so I would expect nothing less.
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