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Old 11-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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My prefolds are not soft :(

I have unbleached prefolds that are not very soft at all. They even have a bit of pilling . I don't know why. I don't remember which ones I bought, but I got them from Cotton Babies. I don't think they are the Indian ones. I do the normal wash routine of cold wash, hot wash with double rinse. I have used homemade detergent, Nellies, and Tide, but there hasn't been a difference in how they feel. I have also used vinegar to try to soften them up, but it hasn't really worked. Any ideas for softening them up?

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Are you over drying them? I find if you dry them after they're dry they get rough.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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Ecover?
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Re: My prefolds are not soft :(

Vaska!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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Re: My prefolds are not soft :(

Hmm, I will wash and dry again and see. How long do you recommend I dry them if there's a full load of 12 or so diapers?
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Re: My prefolds are not soft :(

Where can I get ecover and vaska?
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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Re: My prefolds are not soft :(

I order Ecover fabric softener from vitacost, I'm pretty sure there are several online retailers. Target (I believe) carries Mrs. Meyers and method fabric softeners, which are also recommended. You want a plant-based softener for diapers.
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Mrs. Myers softener works really well too. I found it at our local grocery store - Winn Dixie.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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Re: My prefolds are not soft :(

How long have you been using them? I bought prefolds from 3 different retailers and they were all rough till using them heavily (no softener) for about 2 months and now they're cottony and soft. They were pilly for awhile too before they softened up.
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I carry vaska in my shop. Pm me and I can send you some free samples.
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