Got some Fuzzibunz through Zulily for a steal. We use mostly prefolds, or rather, *I* use mostly prefolds. DH will use pockets without harassment, so I got the FBs to have for the few diapers he changes during the day.
The problem -- they're repelling. Not after use. My diapers are repelling and they haven't even been used yet. I washed them per FB's instructions as soon as I got them -- diaper friendly detergent (we use Planet), 1/4 of the amount (the same amount I use for every other diaper load I've done in the last 2 years). Popped them in the dryer on low (we have never used dryer sheets in our dryer, and we purchased it new, so no residue), and then pulled it out and gave it the ol' water test. I have used pockets before... I know their kind! And of course, the water just sat on the microfleece, indefinitely. I rolled it around on the diaper, still a perfect bead. I tested two others, both also beaded. Tested just the microfiber inserts, also beaded, although it did eventually absorb when I rolled it around. I washed the diapers again, this time just on hot with no soap. Dried again, and same beading happening.
So what's my next step? I've only used Bum Genius pockets before, and with those I washed 'em, dried 'em, and started using them. Why are my brand new FBs repelling!?