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After about three months of use, one of my pockets bled all over my other pockets causing some discoloration, both on the inside and outside of my other pockets and covers. I’m not sure why this happened, my wash routine has not varied (cold rinse, hot wash, two hot washes) and the diaper was used normally. I contacted the maker and received ” that’s weird, not my problem, try bleach response” sort of response.
I’m reluctant to bleach my pockets and covers for fear of harming the elastic. Any thoughts on how to possibly get the dye out? I like the color red, but not on pockets where it doesn’t belong.
I’ve never had this happen. PUL is generally said to be color fast, though at one point Cottonbabies recommended that their bright Flip diaper covers be washed separately several times. I find it very odd that this happened suddenly, after having used it for several months. I can’t help but wonder if it was a “cheap” brand of PUL.
I have had a red washcloth get in with my diapers accidentally, tinging all my inners, wipes and inserts ever so slightly pink. Oxiclean helped, and over time, with repeated washings, it faded to the point that it wasn’t noticeable.
I would perhaps try a soak with RLR and some extra rinses to see if it helps fade the color. I wonder if something like a shout color catcher would help after the fact? I’m going to ask my lovely readers and see if anyone else has tips!
Have you ever had this happen? Were you able to salvage the diapers?