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Old 01-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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New to AIOs, can you machine dry these or do they have to line dry?

Just changed my stash from fitteds and thirsties covers to BGs AIOs. I always air dried my covers to make them last longer, but I don't have space to hang up 20+ AIOs (2 in dipes). Cottonbabies website said to machine dry the insert but line dry the cover!?!?

Just want to make these last. How long have any of you made yours last and what was your routine?

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Microfiber apparently needs a dryer to fluff it and keep it absorbent (so says Wazoodle.com).

Info on PUL varies. Now many say that the dryer helps reseal the PUL. But heat also hurts elastic.

I'd machine dry all of it occasionally, and then ask how much you care about being compliant with the warranty.
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Re: New to AIOs, can you machine dry these or do they have to line dry?

Are they the Freetime AIOs or the 4.0 pockets? If they are the AIOs they would be one piece with two flaps that overlap each other. You can dry these on low might be best. The 4.0 are the pockets, a cover and a separate insert that you stuff inside it. It's best to line dry the cover part and you can dry the inserts. I know many people who put it all in the dryer every time. It may cut down on the life of them a little but you gotta do what you gotta do. I am sure with two in cloth you don't really ahve the time to wait for these to line dry.
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Re: New to AIOs, can you machine dry these or do they have to line dry?

I machine dry my AIOs all winter long on low heat.
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Re: New to AIOs, can you machine dry these or do they have to line dry?

I dry all my normal SNAP AIO's on medium/low heat, but anything with a cotton outer or velcro is line dried.
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I've been drying my AIOs on medium since I got them, no problems so far (oh and mine are all aplix).
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I put my BG Freetimes diapers with snaps in the dryer and the diapers with aplix get hung to dry.
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I dry everything in the dryer on low heat. One cycle is all it takes because my DH re-routed our dryer vent to be super-efficient.
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I throw everything in the dryer and all is well.
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I think you are fine to dry on low........line drying every so often might extend the life of your diapers but drying on low will not wreck them.
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