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Have I ruined my pockets?

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JennyPenny
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Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby JennyPenny » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:40 pm

I have only just found out that you shouldn't wash hemp with fleece till it has been washed 8 or so times! I have been washing my Brand new BBOS combo hemp/Mf inserts with the pockets - have I ruined them? I didn't know this at all!

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby Kirstyh » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:52 pm

I didn't know that, I have always just washed everything together with no problems at all

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby Louise » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:58 pm

I thought that it was only the first wash of hemp where you had to wash seperately from everything else? That's what I've always done anyway and have never had any probs.

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby Frances » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:58 pm

I didn't know that either! Is it because the oils from the hemp can coat the fleece? If so, maybe a cold rinse with bicarb would help to strip any oils from the fleece? Like Kirsty said, though, I haven't had any probs.

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby JanX » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:02 pm

I've never had any problems either

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby flutterby » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:19 am

Your meant to wash them seperately for the first wash, but I never do! I mean how would you wash a bumhugger!

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby beck » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:59 am

never heard that before. it would make washing some AIO's impossible if it was the case

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby Annette » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:21 am

I had heard that the oils in the hemp could coat your nappies and make them less absorbent but a) I have never had a problem and always washed everything together and b) it would wash out over time anyway so would be no lasting damage

I wouldn't worry about it

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Re: Have I ruined my pockets?

Postby JennyPenny » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:10 pm

Thank you! Somebody on another forum just scared me! I didn't even wash them seperatly for the first wash (I don't think, I can't really remember, I just shoved them in with whatever I was washing at the time).


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