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Pre-washing advice please

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ZippysMum Mon 20-Jul-09 10:31:57

Hello nappy experts. I'm very excited because I am expecting my washable (Lollipop pop 'n grow) nappies at 3pm. I need to pre-wash them and need some advice.They are an all- in-one, but supposed to be quite quick-drying. They have a microfleece inner and I will also be pre-washing the 2 boosters. One is bamboo, the other microfleece. Sorry that I am a bit clueless.

1) I have Fairy non-bio - should I use it, or not use any detergent to pre-wash?
2) We have a 1/2 hr 'daily wash' cycle on our machine - can I use that for pre-washing?
3) How many times should I pre-wash? Lollipop said twice, but I have read elsewhere that washables need 6-12 washes to get to their full absorbency! Nappies will be used for newborns initially.
4) If I pre-wash, say, 6 times, do I have to dry in between?

Many thanks and any other tips appreciated. We'll be using the washables with twins.

Wigeon Mon 20-Jul-09 11:53:48

I have Lollipop micro fibre ones and this is what I did:

Pre-wash once in non-bio.

That's it. They were fine. I used my normal cycle, which is about an hour I think. I think pre-washing 6 times is bonkers especially given a newborn is not exactly going to be producing pints and pints of wee.

Good luck with using your nappies and hope you love them! I love mine!

ZippysMum Mon 20-Jul-09 12:09:01

Thanks Wigeon!
I'll try them with one pre-wash on a full cycle.

Octothechildherder Mon 20-Jul-09 20:23:16

Pop n gro need atleast 4 washes to get them up to absorbency smile You should get full instructions with your order.

ZippysMum Mon 20-Jul-09 20:42:03

Thanks Octo - they are here and look so great!
Will get the machine going tomorrow... grin

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