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recently I've been taking advantage of our never ending daylight and have been line drying my diapers.<br><br>
My question is..... how do you guys get the crunchiness out of them? The prefolds and doublers are the worst! I throw them on the fluff cycle when I bring them in, but they still feel pretty stiff.<br><br>
Any suggestions?
 

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The dryer always works for me. I just put it at the start of a regular drying cycle though - 15 miutes and they're good to go.
 

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Yup, add a bit of heat to 'em. I put mine in the dryer on medium low heat for 10 minutes. Softens everything up. Even the hemp.<br><br>
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I've heard to dry them for 10-15 minutes in the dryer BEFORE hanging them outside. I guess I'm a mean mom and put them on him "crunchy" anyways. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I put them in my dryer for 30 minutes BEFORE going outside and they come in as soft as if they were in the dryer the entire time.
 

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I find the windy days beat the stiffness out of them. But unfortunately not all days are windy. I also throw them in the dryer for 10 minutes on medium heat after I bring them in.
 

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i put a damp wipe int he dryer with the line dried stuff and it comes out soft..... <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 don't get the crunchies out b/c I use fleece liners, so I figure it's not so bad. Windy days would be BAD!! I dry them on my big patio chairs.
 

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I'm with you, Lish; poor little guy just gets the crunchy dipe off the line. If it actually stops raining long enough to get a load of pfs on the line I just can't make myself haul them into the basement to "fluff" them for him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
I admit that if I have some fluffy dryer ones I'll save those for direct contact while saving the crunchy ones to stuff my pockets.<br><br>
I also figure my towels are an inexpensive exfoliating product for me all summer <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've tried tossing them in the dryer both before and after hanging them out and I think putting them in after softens them up the most.<br><br>
I do this with all the stuff I hang out that gets stiff. I figure a load of clothes takes about an hour to dry (more for diapers) if I use the dryer for all the drying. If I use the clothes line, each load only spends 15-20 minutes in the dryer. It's still saving electricity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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