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Old 12-14-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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Can you bleach colored diapers

I have a few dipes coming and with the recent "staph" scare, I will be washing all my dipes thoroughly.

I just wanted to know if it was safe to use clorox on colored diapeers and how do you do it? Do you need to use Clorox2?

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BTW, I am a newbie and have enjoyed all of the wonderful diapers that I have received ( and there have been alot !) and appreciate all the great advice you ladies have given me. You have been very welcoming and I thank you.

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Old 12-14-2006, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: Can you bleach colored diapers

i used about an 1/8 of cup just recently on my dyed PFs, and hyena diapers. They all survived and dont stink. i was super worried i would ruin them but they are fine.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:09 PM   #3
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I would not bleach them. Maybe use hot water - vinegar and tea tree oil are natural antibacterial agents that won't hurt the diapers.

if you do bleach, definately not the colors.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:30 PM   #4
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Re: Can you bleach colored diapers

I bleached mine and they are doing just fine. If I don't use bleach I get stink no matter how much vinegar and baking soda I use; no matter how little or how much detergent; no matter how much stripping. Behold the power of bleach!!

I just put one to two tablespoons in the bleach dispenser. Some do this once per week, some do it each washing, some once per month. I just go by how the dipes smell. If they smell like poop when peed in they need bleaching.
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I've bleached colors, BUT I put the bleach(1/8 cup) in as the washer is filling, then let it agitate a min or two, then add the dipes..mine are fine!
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add the bleach AFTER the washer is full!
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:36 PM   #7
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Thank you ladies. I really appreciate it. I will be bleaching tonight.

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Old 12-14-2006, 07:47 PM   #8
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i used about an 1/8 of cup just recently on my dyed PFs, and hyena diapers. They all survived and dont stink. i was super worried i would ruin them but they are fine.
Good to know after I just got done dyeing all my PFs yesterday and was wondering if bleaching is now out of the window as an option for me! (So far I never bleached anything else but MF inserts)
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Everything came out great !! Thanks Ladies !!

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