The microfibre inserst that came with my Nature Babies pocket DO NOT ABSORB AT ALL!!! The water bounces right off them. I have never used them, only washed them a few times with the nappies to try and get the fibres opened up. But they stil repel. I sometimes use a couple of drops of tea tree oil in the pre-wash rinse cycle, could that be causing the problem? Or maybe a trace amount of cream from the diapers?? Or residue from the dryer? anybody else ever had this happen? I have tried boiling in a pan with washing up liquid but still repels.
Could the problem be that your pockets aren't absorbant? Have you tried doing a strip wash. Actually just re-read your post so that isn't the problem!! Do you use bum cream with out an liner? I know creams can cause a build up and affect absorbancy there for you should always use a liner, Gracie has a sore bot just now so we always make sure there is a liner between bottom and nappy. Sorry I'm not much help, I'm sure one of the other guru's on here will be able to help, never had this problem with mf inserts but i don't really like using them! x
Yes I have thought the answer could be something like this! I tried putting the insert on, under a prefold and it did absorb. I also tried the vinegar soak and it really seemed to help. maybe soap nuts and microfibre are not compatible? I washed in degergent last time as well. Guess a new system takes some getting used to. I think we are getting there though. Thanks again!
I got some microfibre cloths for cleaning with, and they are completely different from the microfibre that is in the microfibre inserts. Water just beads off them. I had just assumed I had bought cheap and nasty cleaning cloths