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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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How do you prep used diapers?

I am building my stash and have a lot of bum genius, thirsties, prefolds, fuzzi bunz- etc. These have all been purchased used- so I think they've been broken in- what's the best way to prep them? Just wash and dry good? Would I need to strip them? I'm a newbie to this... thanks for the advice

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I do a hot wash cycle with no detergent to get any of their detergent buildup out, then I do a hot cycle with bleach and detergent.
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I'd do a hot wash w/ 1/4c of bleach & a squirt of dawn. Then do a few extra rinses.
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I do a hot wash cycle with no detergent to get any of their detergent buildup out, then I do a hot cycle with bleach and detergent.
Sounds good to me I would want to bleach them to make sure to kill any yeast or bacteria hiding in the diapers. But, I would do the bleach in a cool wash because it works better in cool water.
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Sounds good to me I would want to bleach them to make sure to kill any yeast or bacteria hiding in the diapers. But, I would do the bleach in a cool wash because it works better in cool water.
Really?? I did not know that. I just assumed hot was better. Thanks!
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Sounds good to me I would want to bleach them to make sure to kill any yeast or bacteria hiding in the diapers. But, I would do the bleach in a cool wash because it works better in cool water.
Lalalion- Just regular bleach like Clorox? Will this ruin the colors of the diapers? How much would you use? Thanks
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Yes. It has to be chlorine bleach to kill germs. Just use 1/8 - 1/4 cup in the wash. It shouldn't ruin the colors.
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Yes. It has to be chlorine bleach to kill germs. Just use 1/8 - 1/4 cup in the wash. It shouldn't ruin the colors.
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I'd do a hot cycle without detergent to get build up out, then do an hot cycle with a safe detergent like Rockin Green and a cold rinse, then dry them. I never use bleach on my dipes but if you are really paranoid or want to be very thorough you can just do a few rinse cycles after.
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