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Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

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Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

Postby gemma_louise » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:12 pm

Every time I line dry my bamboo or hemp inserts they come out so hard that they crunch as you bend them! They look really uncomfortable to put in a nappy so I always end up blasting them in a tumble dryer for 10 minutes. Is there another way round this? I don't want to damage the inserts by using the tumble dryer (even though I put it on low) and also it seems like a big waste of energy to use the tumble dryer for 4-5 inserts.

Any solutions? :-?

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Re: Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

Postby northernruth » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:25 pm

I used to wring them out (as if they were wet and I was wringing out the water) - it sort of "breaks" the stiffness and makes them softer. I always had a MF insert on top so didn't worry about it too much

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Re: Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

Postby lazylexis » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:34 pm

I step on them or tug at them a bit which seems to soften them

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Re: Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

Postby vampiredreams » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:34 am

I always put mine in the washingm machine on a dry spin along with some tumble dryer balls!

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Re: Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

Postby Asta » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:08 am

beat them! I hit them against the kitchen work top a few times, that softens them up. On a low heat they'll be fine in the tumble drier.

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Re: Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

Postby Shamu » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:18 pm

I squish and bash them around a bit before popping them in the nappies. We live in a v hard water area and it seems to help a but but I dint tend to worry too much as once she wees they're soft and they're not directly against her skin anyway....

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Re: Hard Hemp/Bamboo Inserts

Postby demonskitz » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:36 pm

Hi :) Yeah I was told that if you scrunch them up in your hands for a minute or so that softens them - and it really does! So I don't bother tumble drying mine anymore - saves electricity :wink:


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