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thread: ..strip washes!

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    6,869

    ..strip washes!

    Please tell me what nappies can and cant be strip washed. I have the following:

    GreenKids pocket
    BBH magic all
    Monkey Doodlez
    Bubblebubs
    Cute Tooshies
    Pea Pod (my offending very smelly nappies thats making them all stink in the pail bucket..and still not smell nice after a wash)

    I think thats all the one i have...



    Also wats the 'mixture' for a strip wash cos i cant find it..and im going outta my mind with dumbness today!

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    6,869

    Anyone? LOL

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains
    5,086

    I stripwash everything except PUL. So pockets, AIO, and covers can't be stripwashed coz vinegar will wreck them. It will eventually ruin elastic too, so don't do it too often.

    I think the mixture is something like 1/2 cup of bicarb in the wash and 1/4 cup vinegar in the rinse? I can't remember. I got it off the BBH website at one stage, but I don't measure it any more, I just hazard a guess. hehe.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    6,869

    Hmmmm so all my nappies cant be strip washed..LOL...how handy :P

    Oh except my Cute Tooshies....! But i can put the boosters and inserts in for a wash?

    Thanks Liz

  5. #5
    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean
    6,110

    When I did a strip wash it was different to Liz' method.

    Got this from NC:

    Pre rinse them first, then do a hot wash with no washing powder but put in one small drop of dishwashing detergent (morning fresh etc) then do an extra two rinses (ie they will have 3 final rinses). Check the last rinse to be sure that the water is suds free.

    They come up clean and fresh

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    6,869

    Ta Sammi ill give it a shot...

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Sep 2005
    In the middle of nowhere
    9,362

    I did Sammis way last time and it worked a treat! I agree about the peapods...yucko

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    6,869

    I think ill be saying bye bye to the pea pods actually..LOL

  9. #9

    Apr 2007
    the Sauna
    1,995

    hmm whats up with your pea pods .. are they the old sytle pul ...

    and i only ever strip wash with washing up detergent ... works a treat

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Sep 2005
    In the middle of nowhere
    9,362

    I've got the new ones, and they suck. The elastic has gone in them, they leak every where. They're only about 12 months old too. I'll keep the inserts and just ditch the pockets I think.

  11. #11

    Apr 2007
    the Sauna
    1,995

    really , i just bought 5 large ones becasue all the meds are waaaay too tight around nix's legs .. but i dont have any other issues ...
    and i have had a swaddlebees aio pocket thats only 3 mths old and the elastics gone in it .. not a big fan of sb right now ( it was over $30 for 1 nappy )

  12. #12
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains
    5,086

    ooh! I never knew that strip wash! Thanks Sam! That wouldn't ruin anything at all - yay!

    What do you classify as a hot wash tho? I've read PUL can't be washed hotter than 60? That's what I normally do as a hot wash.

  13. #13
    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean
    6,110

    A hot wash for me is 50 deg cos that's the maximum my HWS goes to.

    Had a thought Kimbaz, do you have any other hemp nappies? You could try a different booster like microfibre or bamboo. I find that hemp is smellier than bamboo.

  14. #14
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    6,869

    No other hemps....maybe i should but some new boosters and see how i go..ta

    hottest my water goes to is 55

  15. #15
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains
    5,086

    omg I can't tell you guys how excited i am about this strip wash with detergent LOL. This means I can do it a bit more often.. since vinegar isn't the kindest thing on our nappies yay!! Am setting it to stripwash over night now LOL.

  16. #16
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    MODS is it possible to have a sticky for different strip wash methods????
    with more info such as what how hot is a hot wash, what temps elastic and PUL can be washed at?
    its something we all need at some stage and a sticky with differnt methods would help!!

  17. #17
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2006
    Melbourne
    1,484

    i'm just about to do my 1st strip wash using the hot water and dishwashing detergent method... can I put all nappies and boosters in there?

    I have mainly itti bitti snap ins, sew ins, a few BBH and a few happy heinys?

  18. #18
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2006
    Melbourne
    1,484



    anyone????

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