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Old 02-14-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Washing bamboo vs cotton

In terms of prefolds and pre-fitteds is there a difference in how easily bamboo blend or cotton only cleans? My son is outgrowing his toddler grovia prefolds (bamboo/cotton) and I love them for their absorbency. I'm wondering about ordering some GMD XL bamboo prefolds or diaper rite bamboo pre-fitteds to replace them. However, we will be moving next spring/summer to a place with a water tank, so limited water. I know I'll switch to mostly flats when that happens, but I would like to have some prefolds and pre-fitteds in there for ease of use. So would it be better for me to get GMD XL cotton prefolds or some of their workhorses vs bamboo blends?

I know this is some serious advanced planning but when we are visiting the states in April I will be able to save $30-$40 in shipping if I order then. Also, they would be used now, I just don't want to have to replace all our bamboo for cotton in a year.

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Re: Washing bamboo vs cotton

Maybe someone who has had bamboo longer can chime in, but so far my bamboo aios ive had for about two weeks are coming clean fine. I do a cold prerinse, a hot wash with detergent and a hot wash without detergent, just because my dd is sensitive to detergent residue and I want to make sure its all out.

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Maybe someone who has had bamboo longer can chime in, but so far my bamboo aios ive had for about two weeks are coming clean fine. I do a cold prerinse, a hot wash with detergent and a hot wash without detergent, just because my dd is sensitive to detergent residue and I want to make sure its all out. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
I've had my bamboo for a while now and my wash routine is similar to yours. I'd probably have to cut out the pre-rinse though and change the final no detergent wash to just an extra rinse. The fewer rinses is what has me concerned. Thanks for your input
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Re: Washing bamboo vs cotton

Our bamboo prefolds wash just as well as our 100% cotton ones. I do a first rinse, hot or warm wash, one rinse. They're great.
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The only bamboo that gives me any grief are our bamboo sandy's. Bamboo flats, doublers and wipes come clean well. The stains don't sun out as easily as cotton, though. But they're clean.

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I'd probably stick with bamboo flats or prefolds JIC
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