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I know Thirsties brand prefolds are great, but what about bleached vs. unbleached? Which would you recommend? Why?
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i like unbleached -- they seem a bit softer and fluffier.
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I prefer unbleached, thay are so soft!
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I prefer unbleached. They seem to hide stains better.
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I prefer unbleached. They seem to hide stains better.
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I prefer unbleached. They seem to hide stains better.
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I'm odd and prefer bleached. For one thing my bleached cpfs are actually softer than the unbleached, and the other reason is that I just like the pure clean white look. I don't have to worry about stains, because I spray poopies off with the diaper sprayer before they go in the pail.

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For some reason my bleached are softer than my unbleached so I like them better.
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I like bleached too . I think they absorb better and take less washings in the beginning before they are ready to go.
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I try to avoid bleached products where possible because of the nasty chemicals (like dioxin) involved in bleaching.
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I don't care. LOL I get bleached for dyeing purposes, though.

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I try to avoid bleached products where possible because of the nasty chemicals (like dioxin) involved in bleaching.

Just to clarify, not all bleached prefolds are bleached with chlorine. Some are bleached by a natural method using hydrogen peroxide which is free of dioxin. I know the ones at Greeen Mountain Diapers for example are bleached using this method, and there's a little something about it on their site explaining it.

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unbleached....just seems natural to me.
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i like unbleached -- they seem a bit softer and fluffier.
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Unbleached. I love that natural tan color in cloth products.
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I like unbleached unless I'm dyeing them.
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I just bought new Thirsties in unbleached and bleached. The Thirsties unbleached are softer than the Thirsties bleached IMO, and all the Thirsties are softer than the other PFs we have.
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I prefer unbleached, they are softer and fluffier.
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Just to clarify, not all bleached prefolds are bleached with chlorine. Some are bleached by a natural method using hydrogen peroxide which is free of dioxin. I know the ones at Greeen Mountain Diapers for example are bleached using this method, and there's a little something about it on their site explaining it.
I've also seen that the Thirsties are bleached with hydrogen peroxide as well avoiding dioxin.
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