Hi all! I just got a complete set of used diapers for free from a neighbor for my baby on the way (YAY!). They appear to be in great condition, and my husband and I tested their absorbency by pouring cups of water on them and they held up beautifully. However, I am worried about bacteria/yeast. I want to make sure all of this is out of my diapers before my little boy comes and wears them. I have a combination of bumGenius Freetimes, the Flip system, Simplex diapers, Thirsties All in Ones, and Swaddlebees pockets and prefolds. I have read on the BumGenius website you can use bleach on their diapers (as well as the Flips) and that it's even recommended once a month. I did bleach all inserts and prefolds, but I am confused about the pockets/all in ones. Even if it doesn't necessarily harm the diaper to do so once in a while, won't the bleach affect the diaper's color? Some of these are soooooo cute and I don't want to ruin the cute pattern on the outside. Does BacOut achieve the same results?
What a deal! I would skip the bleach and do a vinegar wash after a full stripping (washing with water only until the water runs clear, sometimes it takes several washings) maybe some other people will come along who can be more specific.
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yeah i am not sure i would bleach them, strip them like the PP said, and run them thru a HOT HOT cycle with vinegar and hang them up in the sun to dry that should clean them really well and get any grody stuff out.
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