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I was looking at this<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2343727887&category=26267&rd=1" target="_blank">Ice star on e-bay</a> . I have no experience with "the garden" -but should Fuz age like this? Or does this look like it wasn't well taken care of? Fuzmavens, let me know!
 

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I can only give you my experience with Fuz. I have the March speckled egg set (Fuzbomb and fitted buzfuz diaper). The cover is in fine shape, however I've only washed it 3 times since I mostly use Fuzzibunz. But the diaper got holes in the binding after about 20 washes. There are now 6 holes and every time I take it out of the wash the holes are bigger. I only wash my diapers in a very small amount of Wisk and never add anything stronger than baking soda to the wash. I primarily line dry but I have put the diaper in the dryer for about 15 minutes before line drying a few times.<br><br>
However, I have heard others on this board say that they have Fuzbaby diapers that are several years old and have no signs of wear at all.<br><br>
I have to admit I am a little disappointed in the diaper wearing out like that.
 

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What is it that you are seeing as aged? I can't see close-ups of the Ice Star dipes, but the cover looks pretty brilliant, although I'm certain the applique is felting somewhat to the cover . . . as all appliques do. As far as the blue dye coming through at the stitching . . . that had more to do with this particular dye that Lori is no longer using b/c some of the Ice Stars had difficulty with the blue bleeding into the yellow. The jury is still out why it happened with some and not others, though interestingly enough it could have to do with urea.<br><br>
Fuzbaby diapers hold up a good while if washed in an all-natural, vegetable based laundry cleaner. The petro-chemicals seem to be harder on the surfaces of most diapers and wear through the fibers faster.<br><br>
If diapers are washed in hard water, then the need for a more synthetic detergent is there - and both elements cause early wear and tear (as it would on clothing).<br><br>
Our Ice Star BuzFuz has been used over and over and over and over and has just now shown a bit of fraying in one spot at the leg.<br><br>
It has not effected the absorption, and it is on the inside, so it hasn't affected the 'look,' either. However, it does give me a bit of joy to know that this is going to be a diaper that actually 'wears' out . . . one that can be 'used up' as Lori has put it before. One that will return from where it came when it is all said and done.<br><br>
Lately, I like that concept of actually knowing that a product will come full cycle in the whole recycle, breaking down, building back up concept. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Fuzbaby diapers are far from synthetic - so, I anticipate you'll see their 'wear' in time.
 

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I agree...those diapers are in great shape! As far as the cover, my Ice Star had the applique come away in places, too...it's a very delicate applique (thin lines sewn close to the edge of the applique) and I would assume that is normal wear.
 

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that is even older then the ice star and my fuz looks brand new! I think it has a lot to do with the way you care for it. I know I am so so with all my fuz. It looks like that cover may have been put into boiling water and in a very hot dryer because it is felted. None of my covers felted but then I hand wash all my wool too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Actually, I meant the cover - the applique is coming apart at the stitching. She mentions it in the description and that is what the close up shows.
 

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Ah, I see . . . mine has sort of felted down to the wool. I see what you mean though.<br><br>
Hey Chava - what makes you a 'cussed individualist?'
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by HeatherSanders</i><br><b>Hey Chava - what makes you a 'cussed individualist?'</b></td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T That is a DDDDC from chat. I mentioned to someone that I went to Bryn Mawr College. Several people asked "what's that?" so I posted a link to the college website. I believe there is a quote from Katherine Hepburn (an alumna) about the school being full of cussed individulists.<br><br>
Or something like that! :LOL<br><br>
editted to add: there is an old joke about Bryn Mawr, "You can always tell a Bryn Mawr woman, but you can't tell her much!" That about sums it up.<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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