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    Help!!

    We've had brown dirty water coming through all our pipes on and off since late last week. Stupidly, just after we noticed the water change colour, I did a load of nappies, not thinking and they came out with either dirt on them or are a grey 'dirty' colour all over. I have waited for times when the water is clear since then and they have had another 3 washes through the machine. There has been some improvement in that the dirt streaks are gone but they still look unclean and 'grey'.

    Should I just keep washing them through a normal cycle and try to get them into the sun or is there anything I can soak them in safely without making them waterproof?

    They are pocket nappies - Green Kids and Ecobubs mainly. I don't want to put them back on DS until they are clean and nearly half my stash is affected



    TIA.

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    can you get hold of a sample of rockin green? that stuff is awesome!
    if you can't find any at the online stores (i think ecocubs sell it, ninky bear - if you're on face book there is a fan page) - PM me and i'll send you another to do a load. all you do is soak the stuff - it is better than a strip wash and you can just do it when the water is cleanish

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    Thanks BG!

    ETA - I went to the main website and watched their video. Very impressive. I just ordered a samples pack through Ninky Bear.

    What is a stinky? lol! Not sure I really want to know but I'm worried now I have them and don't know it

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    Have you been able to sun them at all?
    I think you will find this helps greatly.
    And although stained, they are prolly not really dirty..
    They should be fine to use.
    Sux tho...... poor fluffys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livinthedream View Post
    Sux tho...... poor fluffys
    I know!! I haven't had any stains so far that haven't come out in sunshine and DS has been in them 15 months now. I feel so stupid for not realising the washing machine would have the same yellow/brown water going into it They have had some sun. It's meant to start raining here tomorrow At least I have a plan now though.

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    i just bought a sample too!

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    OMG Kaz my nappies are all horrid at the moment too - not enough sun down south!!!

    The worst ones are DD's night nappies - they have gone a hideous grey colour...

    I might need to try the stuff BG recommends too! Else bring on summer........

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    Yay!! I didn't know where else to get Rockin' Green apart from ecocubs and they are sold out- so thank you BG, I have ordered a sample from Ninky Bear

    I hope it helps your nappies Kaz- how frustrating about your pipes!

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    I'd be worried about soaking them in anything, even rockin green.
    Personally I'd keep washing as per normal and hanging out in the sun.

    Have you gotten onto your council and/or landlord about the water?

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    Rockin green is being recommended by many nappy manufacturers and is designed to be used with MCN's - it isn't anything like napisan or the likes. it is designed to be used with modern cloth nappies (and can be used on other products if needed!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss.cinders View Post
    Have you gotten onto your council and/or landlord about the water?
    Nah didn't bother. The water is running clear again and I've washed other non-contaminated nappies without drama since! Other friends in town had similar problems and I saw a burst water main late last week so I think that dirt just got into the line we're on and I'm pretty sure they've fixed it now.

    OP - If you want me to send you a sample just pm me hun. I ordered the sample pack so I'm getting about 7 sachets I think.

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    If you have permanent staining to your clothing the council must provide compensation for it.....not sure the amounts, might be worth putting a call into council

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Kaz~ View Post
    It's meant to start raining here tomorrow.
    Use this to your advantage... put them out for a rain rinse! Can't get fresher water than that!

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