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I washed my UBCPFs 5 times before using them. I must have gotten a little trigger happy with the detergent in the first post-baby wash and they had a bit of buildup. So today I did rinses until no suds. I poured a bit of water onto one PF and it absorbs but not immediately (like say a paper towel). Is it wicking properly? Or is it supposed to suck up that water like Bounty? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I'm a first timer so I have no frame of reference.
 

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As long as it's not sitting there like a bubble on top you are okay. If the water rolls right off they are not ready yet The more you wash and use them the more they will suck up the liquid faster. I'd say you are probably good to go to start using them.
 

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You are prolly ok... I have to say that I did have to wash mine about 10 times before they worked like I thought they should!!!!<br><br>
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I've found that our unbleached sometimes need between 10 and 15 washings before they reach their max absorbency. Also the hotter the water the better during those initial washings!
 

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phew! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Am I relieved! I'm glad to know or I may have washed them into oblivion. On another note, a beautiful WAHM is going to transform all my premium prefolds into unfastened fitted diaps. I'm so excited!
 

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I think I washed my indians only 2-3 times before using them, but I did certainly notice them fluffing up more each time I used them.
 

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care to share more info? sounds interesting and maybe easier for DH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I can give her your email as I approached her about doing this custom request.<br><br>
Let me know and I'll forward your address to her. I know she's planning on adding it to her site but I don't know the specs since I already owned my premium PFs.
 
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