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DH and I just bought our first CD's last night. We have decided to use PFs and AIOs so we got some PFs (we are trying to space out the expense). Today, while I was at work DH boiled the PFs for 20 minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Our questions are<br>
1) did he boil them long enough?<br>
2) do we need to wash them before using?<br><br>
Any other advice is more than welcome!!<br><br>
PS we will be using Charlie's soap.
 

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I had to do about 3 hot washes w/ my prefolds, drying in between each wash. I don't know if boiling is somehow better. I would wash, though, b/c you want to get rid of any oils or residue that may still be in the fabric.
 

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The woman at the store we bought them from recommended boiling, she said it works better than multiple washes and that it uses less water. DH did not really know how long to boil them, he just guessed 20 minutes. That is why we need advice from all the CDing mamas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I would give them at least one more wash, as detergent will help clear those oils. Plus, drying them in the dryer helps them fluff up.
 
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