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Is minki absorbent?

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby WeeNotions » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:35 am

Ooo that tagging thingy is clever :thumbsup: Thanks for letting me know :D

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby Louise » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:38 pm

Well she had the nappies on for less than an hour and both wicked within that time. The fleece and minkee inners
were also wet when I took them off so I can't see how minkee can work as a pocket insert :? I will try them again but I don't think minkee inserts will work for us.

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby Rox » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:51 pm

Have you washed them? I always used to find that my minkee inner & outer nappies leaked without a first wash.

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby Louise » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:33 pm

Rox wrote:Have you washed them? I always used to find that my minkee inner & outer nappies leaked without a first wash.


The nappies aren't new so have been washed but the inserts only arrived today and I am not one to prewash anything. :oops: :lol: I will try them again once they've been washed and see if there's any difference at all.

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby Rox » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:43 pm

I meant inserts. LOL at not pre-washing, i always pre-wash everything :oops: ... but i do remember from our nappy days that if i didnt pre-wash a minkee lined & outer nappy it would leak. No idea why, maybe something on the fabric, but after the first wash its fine and let the liquid through.

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby fivefourfour » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:54 pm

It's liekly to have some kind of residue on the fabric. I found wahm nappies never needed a pre-wash as they tended to have been washed a lot before being sewn to combat shinkage, and especially if they had been dyed...

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby Rox » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:55 pm

fluffy_mummy wrote:It's liekly to have some kind of residue on the fabric. I found wahm nappies never needed a pre-wash as they tended to have been washed a lot before being sewn to combat shinkage, and especially if they had been dyed...


Minkee doesnt shrink tho, and doesnt get dyed after production so i should imagine they use it right off the roll.

I still dont believe it will work as an insert :giggle: but keen to make sure it gets the best go to be sure LOL

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby fivefourfour » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:43 pm

That's what I mean. WAHM nappies don't usually need the pre-wash, but fabrics that aren't hand-dyed etc usually do need the pre-wash...

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Re: Is minki absorbent?

Postby ruth+daisy+poppy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:29 pm

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