|So we've been using our bamboo OS for a total of about 3 years now, since DD#2 has just turned 1 (so still lots of diapering to go!) I have had a front loader for the last 1.5 years, and do exclusively drier drying. We've loved them, but lately they're a bit un-soft (and we do have hard water so I'll try a vinegar strip), and we've only had stinky diapers occasionally and I strip with water like I always do. I'm worried they're looking like they're balding, and also DD has had a wicked rash twice in the last month or so. Usually, I can ward off rashes by stripping when the diapers smell, but now they're just not feeling nice, looking nice, and this rash issue. What is the lifespan of these diapers? Should I just get new ones? We have another 1-1.5 years to go, so if I'm going to need new ones, I'd rather do it now and get the full use out of them. I wonder if the bamboo are not as durable as the cotton.