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Old 06-03-2010, 07:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I recently purchased a 3-pack of Disana tie-on diapers. They are 100% cotton - unbleached (I assume, based on the tan color). I washed and dried them a couple of times, but they still completely repelled water. I then boiled them for 20 minutes with a squirt of Dawn, did a bunch of rinses and dried them. They absorbed a very small amount of water (reluctantly...much beading up) after that. Another 20 minute round of boiling with a little more Dawn...rinse rinse rinse dry. Same result! What the heck?! Is this some sort of cotton from outer space that refuses to absorb liquid? I've never met a diaper so reluctant to be prepped!

Any one else have this experience with these diapers? I know they're not a popular brand/type of diaper, but if there's anyone out there who actually got these suckers to absorb I'd like to know how you did it.
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Hi mama,

The tie diapers aren't meant to absorb themselves particularly; you should put a prefold or something in the middle before tying them on. However, they should at least let liquid through very quickly! I got my only one second hand, so I can't say for sure what sort of prep it takes. I'd consider calling the store you got it from and seeing if they've heard of this happening before.

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They're not like other dipes. The pp was correct, they're meant to be stuffed. I honestly don't know what mine would do with water, but when they're properly stuffed we go coverless during the day because it takes a LOT of pee for them to feel damp on the outside.

At this point i'd say just go ahead and use them stuffed with a PF.

I'll also say though that i've never seen a pic of them being used properly by any of the places that sell them. If you put them on that loosely you'll have poo everywhere. There's a trick to getting them on right and once you have it, you're good. If you need a cover, i suggest wool shorts or pants. A PUL cover won't fit.

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Cristeen, is this a decent fit? http://www.tinybirdsorganics.com/org...tie_nappy.html

I've put these Sweet Pea one-size covers over the top with no problem before: http://www.tinybirdsorganicbabytoys....e-Diaper-Cover

Well, no problem except that she always poops in them. But the covers stay clean!
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Yeah, thats a much better picture than most. Usually the legs are really loose, which wont hold the poo in.

I honestly haven't tried using a OS cover over it, but a sized cover is a joke, there's all these bits sticking out. . That's why i prefer shorts or pants, its easier to get full coverage. But like i said before, we mostly go coverless with them.

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