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Old 06-12-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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prepping prefolds without a dryer

i know youre supposed to dry between washings, but i dont have a dryer. can i do it with drying on the line?

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Re: prepping prefolds without a dryer

I guess you have to. Not trying to sound snarky. I'm sure it will work just fine, it may just take a while longer to get them to fluff up. I would wash twice and then dry, and keep repeating until they are ready. Do you have any friends or family nearby that would let you borrow their dryer? Drying them really makes the process go much faster.
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Re: prepping prefolds without a dryer

This is how you'll normally dry them, right? Seems like it will take longer, but be all right. Or maybe try a laundromat, if you really want to use a dryer.
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maybe pin them on the line back to back so they'll hit in the breeze as they dry so they'll fluff up a little more than pinning one on the line by itself.
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Re: prepping prefolds without a dryer

I've done it. We don't use our dryer at all so yeah it takes longer but it's doable. Just make sure you wash in hot hot hot water(turn up the water heater) at least 5 times before using them out and about or you'll have one leaky babe!!! Done that too!
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:06 PM   #6
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Re: prepping prefolds without a dryer

alright good no family here, and we just got here, so no real friends yet. baby's not due til october, so taking a long time is no problem. i guess i'll do it like that, and if for some reason it doesnt work, we can go to a laundromat if we have too closer to when baby comes.

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Re: prepping prefolds without a dryer

i know you can boil hemp to prep it. maybe you can do the same with PFs.
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Maybe use a hair dryer, If push comes to shove...
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