Cloth Diapering Mailbox Mondays Microfiber Stripping

Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays – 11/5/12 – Stripping Microfiber Inserts

Stripping Microfiber #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers

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Karissa wonders:

What is the best way to strip microfiber inserts?

Microfiber holds on to stink more than any other fiber, but fortunately, it is the easiest to strip, and the most difficult to damage. I find the best way to strip microfiber is to keep it simple. Bleach is an excellent boost, but I realize some people do not use chlorine bleach. If that’s the case, consider using oxygenated bleach like Oxiclean free.

Put your microfiber inserts in the washer, with a half scoop of oxygenated bleach, or 1/4 cup of chlorine bleach in the bleach dispenser. Use the largest load setting and the most heavy duty cycle your washer has. Then simply continue with hot washes (no additives or detergent) until the inserts smell like nothing but clean, and you do not see suds or residue in the water.

How do you strip your inserts?

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
1 Comment
  • November 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    What a simple and easy tutorial! And thanks for sharing that tip about Oxiclean being a bleach alternative.

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