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Old 05-19-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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PreWashing CPFs

I had to go out and buy more pfs to get us through until my fluffy mail starts to roll in

When I prewash these,do I have to dry them between each wash? Can I do it in the dryer? What heat setting should I use?

I need to get these dipes into usable condition ASAP

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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You do not need to dry inbetween washings. Kind of pointless when you are going to just rewash them. When I did mine I washed them in hot hot water about 4 times. Then I dried them in the dryer. I assume you could put them out on the line, but I wanted to get to use them quicker so in the dryer they went
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:57 PM   #3
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To reach their full absorbency, unbleached Chinese prefolds and hemp products should be washed 5-8 times with very hot water and approximately 2 tablespoons of detergent in each load. This removes oils and waxes from the cotton and hemp (normally removed during the bleaching process) that prevent liquids from absorbing into the diaper. White prefolds only need to be washed 3-5 times before use.
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:59 AM   #4
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I just wash on hot a few times, maybe 4 -only use a little detergent the first 1-2 times. don't dry inbetween.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:53 AM   #5
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Re: PreWashing CPFs

Um.?...I was told that I had to hot AND dry 3-5x before they would be "ready"
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