buying used CD's

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buying used CD's
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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 8:57pm

i lucked up and found a huge stash of FB pockets and BG fitteds at a local thrift store. my main concern is should i sterlize these somehow, just n case there was any health concerns with the previous owners???

also there r 3 white fitteds that have poopy stains. whats the best way to get this out?

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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 4:17pm

I would just prep them like they are brand new, since your not really supposed to bleach them, I've heard. To get the stains out of the white ones, I would was them and then lay them in the sun to dry!

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Registered: 08-16-2004
Fri, 05-27-2011 - 5:20pm
I never do anything special to my used diapers. If it smelled or I was unsure I would wash them with detergent and then do a couple more hot washes without detergent, then dry in the sun to disinfect and get the stains out.
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Registered: 10-13-2006
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 10:08pm
Personally, I would bleach them. It might not be the recommended thing, but I'm a bit of a germophobe. BG pockets are bleachable. Anything that is white cotton/hemp is bleachable. PUL does not fade in bleach.

However, those if those fitteds are dyed cotton/babmoo then they might fade.

1/4 c chlorine bleach in a regular hot wash with detergent. Then another regular hot wash with detergent and an extra rinse.

A non-chlorine bleach like Oxy Clean can also be used and it won't fade your colors, but also doesn't disinfect nearly as well.
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Sun, 05-29-2011 - 1:20am
I'm a germaphobe also! I think i will do some bleach. THe Fuzzi Bunz r the pockets. The BG are different. they have to have a cover over them, not sure if they would b considered fitteds or what.
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Sun, 05-29-2011 - 8:47am

Be careful with bleach as you can't ever really stop it from breaking down the fabric. I have a sanitary wash on my washer and use it for sheets and such also using it for the diapers now.

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Registered: 10-13-2006
Sun, 05-29-2011 - 9:56pm
Be careful of the sanitary cycle on the washer. It's great for prefolds and such, but I wouldn't want to use it every time for anything with elastic. The extra heat along with the agitation can make it break down much more quickly. Probably not an instant thing, but after washing a couple times a week for a year there would be extra wear and tear.
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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 8:55am