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I have a stash of these from a few years ago. I'm wondering if it's worth digging them out for my next baby...As funny as they look, they actually worked pretty well, nice and trim but when it came time to wash, you know the velcro chain? Worse! Because they tie, the ties would be all tangled up together. I'm wondering if anyone uses these "successfully", can give me some pointers, or maybe I'll just leave them in the box.
 

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They look interesting....... perhaps a person could tie the tie's together - or roll them up and tie something around the roll to keep it from tangling up.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Oh my, I can just imagine the tangled mess emerging from the washer!<br><br>
I really don't know how to explain this technique. I use this type of knot all the time to close plastic veggie bags in the supermarket so they are easy to open when I get home.<br><br>
The only possible solution I can think of is tying them in such a way that they are made a lot shorter, but are easy to untie after washing.<br><br>
I would hold the ties together, fold them in half once and tie an over hand knot, but instead of pulling the end through, leave a loop in the middle of the knot. Then, when you untie it, you just pull on the either side of the of the knot , the loop is drawn through and that undoes the knot. Doubling the ties up before knotting should make the knot bulky enough to undo relatively easily.<br><br>
Washing and drying might make the knot next to impossible to undo, but since it does come undone when pulled on, maybe it would be okay.<br><br>
I would experiment w/1 dipe at a time in the wash to see how hard it is to untie.<br><br>
Another solution would be to put each in it's own lingerie bag, but this looks pretty silly as I type it!<br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i have a couple dozen and love them for their simplicity. They always seemed like the perfect dipes when ds had a rash. Very soft. If you pre-fold them, with the doubler, or just a prefold, they are easy to put on.<br><br>
I would just tie the bows before putting them in the wash.<br><br>
I am definitely holding onto them for the next baby.<br><br>
Tabitha
 
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