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Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" If you want to do a co-op, I highly suggest Cynthia's. She's cool. We have a coolababy side snapping ... [snip!] ... now. https://www.facebook.com/groups/381552268573396/ But if you do decide to order off the Alva website, GET INSURANCE. "


No doubt. Lots of ladies have good experiences, Rachel seems to get hers from China to OK within days of ordering, but mine always takes weeks on end, and then lost for a month or two before showing up, IF they ever do.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" Wait, you paid 3.50 per diaper?"</blockquote>



Is that not a good price?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" Wait, you paid 3.50 per diaper?"</blockquote> Is that not a good price?"


In a co op, for Alva without an insert, no lol.

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
24th Jan '13

Ok ladies I want to clean my diapers soon.



They are all pre-owned, but I know I need to clean my washer first since I was a HEAVY fabric softener user. I've read something about vingar and bleach on a hot wash? I have a regular top loader.



And for my pre-owned dipes I have
12 GMD pf
1 BG pocket
1BG NB AIO
1 Sunbaby
5 DG Alvas
2 charcoal baamboo inserts
2 hemp inserts
1 bamboo/micrfiber blend
2 snap thirsties covers
1 velcro thirsties cover
1 NB Rumparooz
1 Flip



Do I just wash/dry one time? Or do I need to prep?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" Ok ladies I want to clean my diapers soon. They are all pre-owned, but I know I need to clean my washer ... [snip!] ... 2 snap thirsties covers 1 velcro thirsties cover 1 NB Rumparooz 1 Flip Do I just wash/dry one time? Or do I need to prep?"</blockquote>



Dont bleach them. Vinegar maybe for a sanitizer. But if they're used they should be ready to go.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:" Ok ladies I want to clean my diapers soon. They are all pre-owned, but I know I need to clean my washer ... [snip!] ... 2 snap thirsties covers 1 velcro thirsties cover 1 NB Rumparooz 1 Flip Do I just wash/dry one time? Or do I need to prep?"


I would strip your machine with TTO. TTO is VERY effective in doing so, but it does take a good day. And if they are pre owned, just a wash is fine. However, I always stripped new used diapers if I didn't know the source.

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" Ok ladies I want to clean my diapers soon. ... [snip!] ... to prep?"</blockquote> Dont bleach them. Vinegar maybe for a sanitizer. But if they're used they should be ready to go."


Thats what I thought I just didn't want to be wrong. Two of my covers a NWOT though, what do I do with those?

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Moses.:" I would strip your machine with TTO. TTO is VERY effective in doing so, but it does take a good day. ... [snip!] ... day. And if they are pre owned, just a wash is fine. However, I always stripped new used diapers if I didn't know the source. "


Tea Tree Oil? What exactly do I do?



And what stripping routine do you use? They were all bought online/craigslist so I do want to wash then first.



Also I use dryer sheets, do I need to clean my dryer?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:" Tea Tree Oil? What exactly do I do? And what stripping routine do you use? They were all bought online/craigslist ... [snip!] ... They were all bought online/craigslist so I do want to wash then first. Also I use dryer sheets, do I need to clean my dryer?"


For your machine, drop a few drops everywhere. Do not do more than 5 drops though. Do a drop in the tub, then in each compartment. Then do a heavy wash cycle with nothing in it. Then rinse until you smell nothing. Most likely you will smell a cross between a wet dog and skunk and dead fish at some point. If you do, no worries, it's working. Just keep rinsing until it's gone. As far as stripping diapers, I stick with the method in the OP. Lots of people use dawn, and I use it in a pinch, but the only time I have found it to work as good as the strip method in the OP was when I had to remove oily diaper cream.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:" Tea Tree Oil? What exactly do I do? And what stripping routine do you use? They were all bought online/craigslist ... [snip!] ... They were all bought online/craigslist so I do want to wash then first. Also I use dryer sheets, do I need to clean my dryer?"


Oh, and dryer, I am not sure. To be on the safe side I would just clean the inside of it with vinegar.

buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:" Tea Tree Oil? What exactly do I do? And what stripping routine do you use? They were all bought online/craigslist ... [snip!] ... They were all bought online/craigslist so I do want to wash then first. Also I use dryer sheets, do I need to clean my dryer?"


I sometimes use dryer sheets on my regular laundry and have never had an issue.

**Jen 51 kids; Waterloo, Ontario 527 posts
24th Jan '13

Any suggestions on how to prep new bamboo diapers? I heard they often need more washes than other fabrics to absorb properly. The covers are minky outer and bamboo inner and they have bamboo inserts. I have a front load HE washer. Also should I dry between washes or just wash, wash, wash until they are ready then dry once?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Moses.:" Wait, you paid 3.50 per diaper?"


Yeah?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Moses.:" In a co op, for Alva without an insert, no lol."


I was pissed that I only saved $1 with all that trouble. I just though I was expecting to much. Good to know I wasn't irritated without cause.

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Moses.:" No doubt. Lots of ladies have good experiences, Rachel seems to get hers from China to OK within days ... [snip!] ... days of ordering, but mine always takes weeks on end, and then lost for a month or two before showing up, IF they ever do."


I've never had an issue ordering directly from Alva.