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reusable nappies - how do you keep them soft without tumbledrying?

(6 Posts)
rainbowdays Sat 19-Jul-08 21:23:04

I have used a selection of different nappies, but if I don't tumbledry them occasionally they get quite stiff and starchy feeling.

Is there something I have missed that should keep them soft????

georgiemama Sat 19-Jul-08 21:25:29

just scrunch them up in your hands after washing and line drying and rub the fibres together, they will soften up no end.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 19-Jul-08 21:26:50

Tumble dry for 10-15 minutes rather than fully tumble drying them. Give them a very good shake after washing. Some people suggest a little white vinegar in the fabric softener dispense.

castille Sat 19-Jul-08 21:27:14

A Calgon type tablet in the wash helps.

I tend to finish them off in the dryer (just a few minutes) though.

BigBadMousey Sat 19-Jul-08 22:14:34

adding sodium bicarb or washing soda will help soften the water. Detergents have this included in their ingredients but if you are using a half dose you can boost the sodium content of your wash (sodium reduces the hardness of your water) by adding either of these and it won't adversely affect your nappies.

rainbowdays Tue 22-Jul-08 21:28:24

thankyou, will try some of these suggestions.

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