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How to make nappies soft again?

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How to make nappies soft again?

Postby lauralou » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:25 pm

Hi,
Can anyone advise on how I can make my bamboozles soft again? I'm in a hard water area and use ecover.
I dry in the airing cupboard which has kept them quite good but the ones I've had a while are getting harder - I think its now rubbing my dd's legs as she's getting red marks where the nappies do up over her legs and a stripe at the top of her tummy where the nappy sits - help!

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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby Vicki » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:41 pm

leave them out in the rain!
Try a teaspoon of white vinegar in the wash.
Blast them for 10 mins in dryer when nearly dry.
Rub them together!

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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby Kirstyh » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:55 pm

Finishing them off in the dryer works best, the rain is pretty good as well. What about changing powder to bold 2in1 as it has a softener in it. I didn't find ecover very good and it stinks and I could be imagining it but I "think" some one mentioned that it isn't great for washing nappies in.
Drying them in the airing cupboard will probably make them hard as well as it dries them quick with a warm dry heat iykwim!! xx

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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby beck » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:11 am

Teaspoon of Bicarb in the wash might help to.

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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:46 am

Definately a blast in the tumble dryer if you can. We don't have one but i borrow my mum's about once a month now to make my nappies all yummy and soft again

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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby megansmummy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:46 am

I blast all my nappies in the dryer for half hour or so, if they are totaly dry then i chuck a damp cloth wetwipe in them and it seems to give them a bit of moisture back again :)

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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby Annette » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:42 pm

you could try making fleece liners to cover the whole area of the nappy - this will protect your DD's legs

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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby lauralou » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:26 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, should have said I don't have a dryer!
I'll be trying the vinegar and may be the Bold 2in1, have to say I've never had a problem with the ecover, but the bottle does say 'new formulation' which is always a worry!
I'm intrigued by the rain - is that as in let them get soaked outside after washing and then dry them out?
thanks
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Re: How to make nappies soft again?

Postby smilinglou » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:50 pm

we have the same problem!! i wonder why the rain works

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