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« on: August 14, 2010 05:59:41 AM »

I bought some flannel to make changing/lap pads for baby. Prewashed fabric and some flannel absorbs wetness (pee) like I want, some (same brand, different color) repelled water. It pooled on the surface. Why is that? How do I know what will work and what won't? Ideas? Tips? Know a better place to ask this question?

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010 11:53:50 AM »

Well the 1st question was one washed with fabric softener & the other not?  That will cause fabric to repel instead of absorb.  If so wash with a little vinegar & that should strip it off.

Also did you prewash them?  If not one may have had something on it from the manufacturer.

If not even if they were the same brand I would check the fabric content if the store still has some left.

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 06:24:40 PM »

I agree with the previous post, if you washed or dried it with fabric softner the fabric will repel instead of absorb

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