Stripping Pockets

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mlle_carrie's picture
Joined: 07/17/05
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Stripping Pockets

My pockets are repelling. The inserts are fine but the problem is with the fleece lining. I have tried stripping in the washing machine with Dawn and hot water, but that didn't seem to help. I have read that you should strip pockets by soaking them in very hot water with a squirt of Dawn until the water cools and then brushing the fleece with a soft brush. Is this my only option for stripping my pockets? Because seriously, if I have to brush every single one, I'm going to need to take a day off of work. Biggrin It will take forever!!

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
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Any idea what caused the repelling? What creams or powders do you use? I think knowing the cause would be helpful.

Do note that some pocket liners do appear as if they're repelling but they're really not. It take a 30 seconds to a minute for the moisture to soak through. It's what keeps the moisture from sitting against the kid once the insert has soaked it up.

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
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I have a stink problem and am currently doing an oxy-vin soak for both the pockets and inserts. I'll let you know how it goes!

TiggersMommy's picture
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Apparently, Jackie and I are peas in a pod today. Ditto what she said!

alwayssmile's picture
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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Apparently, Jackie and I are peas in a pod today. Ditto what she said!

Lol
Funny enough when I posted earlier I was thinking "wonder what Erin thinks. Maybe she has a better idea."

mlle_carrie's picture
Joined: 07/17/05
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I have made several rookie mistakes which I have since corrected, but the cloth wipes solution I was making included Burt's Bees oil and I used it for several weeks before it occurred to me (duh!) that it would create a barrier. I also realized (after it was too late) that washing new hemp inserts with my other diapers would transfer the natural oils onto my other diapers. Ugh.