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Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby beffys » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:32 pm

I always wash at 60c for cotton and bamboo fabrics like nappies, bedsheets and towels. 40c for clothes.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby becky1978 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:36 pm

Same as Beth here.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby BingBongBoo » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:39 pm

Yep, I tend to wash at 60 too. We have very hard water and they don't look/smell clean enough to me if I do a 40 wash. I don't think it's done my nappies any harm (but then my stash is mostly made up of hardy prefolds :giggle: )

I think it's a case of trial and error and finding what works for you.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Louise » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:56 pm

60 here too as we also live in a hard water area and 40 just doesn't get them clean enough. It has never damaged my nappies in any way and they have always been in good condition when I have come to sell them on as anyone who has bought from me will agree.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby clairelou88 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:58 pm

ladybird wrote:lol, I'll go against the grain. I always washed at 60 and didn't have any problem with my nappies. If I washed at 40c though, I'd find my boys got nappy rashes and personally I didn't feel that they were clean enough as 40c isn't enough to kill bacteria in poo filled nappies.


WSS i always was at 60c :D and we have super hard water so 40 just isnt enough IMO

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby est4elvis » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:00 pm

ok good :mrgreen: 60 it is will feel better washing at 60

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Kirstyh » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:01 pm

I wash whites clothes at 40 and colourds at 30 x

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Rebekahs_mum » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:30 pm

Kirstyh wrote:I wash whites clothes at 40 and colourds at 30 x

beffys wrote:I always wash at 60c for cotton and bamboo fabrics like nappies, bedsheets and towels. 40c for clothes.


Same as Kirsty & Beth. I've never had any problems with PUL. Nappies just don't seem clean at 40.

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Re: Washing at 40 lots of opinions plz!

Postby Cj2011 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:11 pm

I always wash at 60, we have quite hard water so they dont seem clean enough at 40.

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