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Can I Bleach?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:56 PM
“Can I bleach?” is a question often asked. The answer is “yes you can”. Most synthetic fabrics respond well to bleach. Natural fabrics are a little more fickle. When choosing to launder your natural fibre cloth diapers including bleach we recommend to run them through a regular wash cycle first followed by a second wash where you may include bleach. Try 1 cup of bleach with your detergent and hot water if you have a top loader. Use less bleach with your front loader (refer to your machine’s manual). We recommend a second final rinse.
When would I choose to bleach? There are times when bleaching is a nice option. This is covered in: http://www.mother-ease.co...tant-to-you-m1716.aspx
Note: Chlorine bleach is considered a harsh solvent (as is sodium per carbonate (Hydrogen Peroxide or Oxyclean in liquid form) )and should be used on an ‘as required’ basis. Bleach and Oxygenated bleaches will affect colour fastness.
*Check with your manufacturer before using bleach on your cloth diapers.
Written by Erika Froese
co- owner of ME cloth diapers with over 30 years of experience in use and design. The only proven source for expertise relating to the use, care and design of cloth diapers.
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