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Am I a bad mother/housewife?

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moonfruit
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Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby moonfruit » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:42 pm

Hi

Please be honest, I can take it :hohoho:

My mil came today to help out as four out of the five are poorly. The latest nappy wash had just finished drying in the conservatory so she went off to fold them. 10 minutes later, I walked into the kitchen to find her ironing my terry squares :shock: :? Normally I throw them into the dryer for 10 minutes and that's it. Does anyone else iron their nappies?

Lisa x

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kt24
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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby kt24 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:46 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: Nooooooooo. I don't iron anything though. :D

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Velvetsteph
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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby Velvetsteph » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:56 pm

Erm no - and neither should you - it affects their absorbency!! :shock:

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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby Pinchette » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:57 pm

What's an iron?????? :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:

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Annette
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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby Annette » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:58 pm

Apparently in the olden days they used to iron terry nappies as the heat from the iron would sterilise them (this is why my Mum irons tea towels!) - but this was before the days of modern detergents and washing machines so not necessary now.

Hadn't heard of it affecting absorbency

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Annette
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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby Annette » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:00 pm

Pinchette wrote:What's an iron?????? :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:


One of these :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:

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JanX
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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby JanX » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:30 pm

oohhh, what a pretty looking gadget

:hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:

jan x

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karenandgeorgia
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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby karenandgeorgia » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:50 pm

Pinchette wrote:What's an iron?????? :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:


I tumble-fold, if you take them out when they are still warm and smooth them with your hands things are fine :lol:

Never ironed a nappy :shock: :lol:

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Rae
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Re: Am I a bad mother/housewife?

Postby Rae » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:22 pm

I used one of those iron things the other day for the first time in 3 months (not to touch nappies let it be noted).

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