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My microfiber inserts for my pocket diapers are stinky and are not absorbing well. I think they need to be stripped. "Stripped" is the word, correct? How do I do this?<br><br>
I have read about it a little, but what do all of you experienced mothers do. I know some of you have never had this problem. I am not sure why I have it. I use All Free and Clear 1/4 cup with each load. I was cold, then warm then rinse hot. Three washes because my diapers did not seem like they were getting clean. I never ever use fabric softener. I am not sure what else to do. I ordered Charlies soap. I hope using that instead of All Free and Clear will make a difference.<br><br>
What do you use to clean your diapers?<br><br>
I mostly use my Chinese prefolds from <a href="http://www.cottonbabies.com" target="_blank">www.cottonbabies.com</a> right now and have used them 18 months off and on. They are fraying on the sides. How come?<br><br>
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I have heard that you should not use free and clear detergents but for the life of me I can't remember why. I use Purex or Costco brand most of the time. I do a cold rinse, hot wash with detergent, cold rinse (because I don't have the option of a warm or hot rinse on my machine) occasionally I'll do another rinse if needed.<br><br>
to strip your inserts (yes, that is the correct term <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) Wash them in super hot water and rinse them hot with no detergent over and over and over until you have no suds in the water. Another option is to boil them. Boil water in a big stock pot and put a few inserts in at a time. Make sure there are no snaps on anything because those can melt.<br><br>
as for the fraying prefolds - no clue there. I have some that I've been using for 4 yrs, they are on their third bttom right now and they still look new.
 
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