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Old 09-23-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
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Fabric softener?

Hey girls. I have been using CPFs and IPFs for three months now and I love them.

I have been faithfully washing them in my little dribble of Sun detergent and have only had to strip them twice so far. They soak really well.

Anyway...I have noticed lately that these are sooooooo rough coming out of the dryer. Ouch.

I'm worried that this is scraping and hurting my baby's bottom!

I know you're never supposed to use fabric softener, but is there anything else I can do to make these more soft for my baby? I feel so bad for him. He doesn't seem uncomfortable, but maybe he's just used to it.

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Old 09-23-2006, 06:02 AM   #2
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Dryer balls! They're about $10 for 2. You can also throw a couple of tennis balls in the dryer with your PFs.

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Old 09-23-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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Re: Fabric softener?

Vinegar is also a natural fabric softner and rinses clean, and no baby won't smell like a salad. Another option is trying calgon if you have hard water. Good luck!
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Yes, I hear vinegar, specifically apple cider vinegar is a good choice.
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Both of those ideas work great! You can get dryer balls at Bed Bath and Beyond or they have some at Babies R Us. I LOVE my dryer balls. We only use vinegar about every 3rd wash or so.
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Re: Fabric softener?

Downy Advance was a fabric softener you could use on your dipes. They stopped making it, does anyone know if there are making it again?? Great stuff!
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Re: Fabric softener?

It sounds like the stiffness has built up over time. It may be mineral build-up from hard water. Instead of trying to cover it up; try using Calgon.

Calgon is a laundry aid for hard water find it by bleach in your laundry aisle. I suggest using half the reccomended and following with a wash afterwards.

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walgreens sell dryer balls too.......I like to use a little vinegar.
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