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Old 08-23-2015, 10:43 PM   #1
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Prepping organic cloth

Bought some gmd organic fitted diapers. The instructions seem to indicate 3 hot washes with detergent to prep. I have run 3 hot washes with ecos free and clear and the diapers are still not absorbing. I have a old one as a reference for absorbency. The ones I am prepping still has water rolling off. I finally went and bought tide gentle and ran a hot wash and I am not sure but maybe it's absorbing more? Do I need to start over gain? Is it ecos? Or my washer? I have a top loading he GE washer.

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Old 08-23-2015, 10:49 PM   #2
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I'd do a couple more hot washes with the Tide before trying anything else; the different detergent may very well do the trick!
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It took my organic gmds 5 or 6 washes/dries to prep, and then they keep getting more absorbent the more they're washed/dried. I've used Ecos for years with no issues.
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I'm thinking about boiling mine (i got the snapless) because it's taking so many washed and i'm getting impatient.
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Hm, maybe I'm not looking at it right? To test if the prepping worked I ran water on the diaper. Should all the water get soaked up without any rolling off? I still see some rolling off.
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Hm, maybe I'm not looking at it right? To test if the prepping worked I ran water on the diaper. Should all the water get soaked up without any rolling off? I still see some rolling off.
In my experience, diapers absorb differently when there's some compression (like on a baby), vs just running water on them. If you've washed and dried them 3-5 times, I'd just start using them, knowing that they will continue to get more absorbent as they get washed more.
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Re: Prepping organic cloth

Most diapers I have bought new take up to 10 washes for full absorbency regardless of detergent. Ecos may well take longer as it is a milder detergent. I suggest going ahead and using them 'as is' with the understanding you will need to change more frequently until they come to full absorbency.
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Is bamboo or hemp a u better... Do they require less prepping?
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Are you drying between washes that is part of it. They all require prepping. Three washes and drys should work on baby, i wouldn't worry so much about the rolling water.
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yeah i was guna say....^^^ r u drying between the washes?
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