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Hello ladies!<br><br>
No baby quite yet so I have some time here...<br><br>
I ordered the wrong CPFs. I meant to order unbleached preemies and ordered bleached (I have unbleached infants). I can send them back to Colleen and pay another $8 in shipping. However, I *do* need/want to order the Bummis tote as well so then it would really only be an extra $4.<br><br>
The cost involved to send back (really not a big deal), what is the difference between bleached and unbleached?<br><br>
Thanks a bunch,<br>
Shannon
 

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The unbleached are softer and I have heard pins slide easier through them.
 

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I don't care that unbleached are supposedly a little more absorbant. They take SOOO long to break in (they pill up terribly and the pills take forever to completely shed) that it's not worth it to me. Mine have been rough for a long time because of those pills, rougher than the bleached, and my bleached ones seem just as absorbant to me.<br>
If you are concerned about the environmental effects of the bleaching process, though, that may be a main incentive to buy unbleached.<br>
Here's an old thread to look at:<br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=80570&highlight=bleached+or+unbleached%3F" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...+unbleached%3F</a>
 

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I prefer the bleached as well for the reasons Holly said and have mostly bleached but am concerned about the bleach and environmental impacts. I also found the unbleached texture to be a little "mushy" and preferred the more solid bleached cps.<br><br>
Still, because of just discovering none are bleached with peroxide, I'll get unbleached next time for environmental reasons. Wish I didn't have to have this dilemma.
 

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Hi Shannon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
I only have unbleached, so I can't tell you the difference or which I prefer. But if you keep your bleached ones, then you'll know which *you* like better for when you order larger ones <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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Update on bleached cpfs in this thread: <a href="http://216.92.20.151/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=82231" target="_blank">I come bearing bad news</a><br><br>
I like unbleached. The breaking in process was irrelevent to me...what is one day of breaking in compared to the months of use. I just boiled mine and washed and dried them a few times the day they arrived. They are soft and absobant and hide stains much better than bleached.
 
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