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Old 03-28-2017, 04:51 PM   #1
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Prepping new inserts

Ok. So I have an older one love diaper insert that obviously feels different from my new ones. It got me thinking...do I need to prep the new inserts? And if so, how many washes? Which begs my next question, do I always prep new inserts or boosters? And is it a different number of washes with different materials ie. Bamboo, hemp, cotton?

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Ok. So I have an older one love diaper insert that obviously feels different from my new ones. It got me thinking...do I need to prep the new inserts? And if so, how many washes? Which begs my next question, do I always prep new inserts or boosters? And is it a different number of washes with different materials ie. Bamboo, hemp, cotton?
Nature fibers often need to be prepped. Prepping is removing the oils from natural fibers so they become more absorbent. Generally hemp needs he most prepping, but cotton and bamboo do to. There are a lot of opinions on how to prep but basically use hot water with detergent and dry between washes. Really once is fine, just be aware they must be less absorbent for a few uses. 2 to 6 I think is often recommend. Use can just wash the with the dirties especially after the first wash or wash with other clothes.

Microfiber or synthetic materials only need a single wash as most would wash any clothing before use
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Thank you. That is exactly what I needed to know!
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