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Simplex take forever to dry?

I've been prepping my dipes this week after I finally received my last fluffy mail shipment that I'd been waiting on. I saved my natural fiber diapers for last and have found that the Simplex take (what I think, I'm new, so maybe not) a ridiculous amount of time to dry. I hung them on a drying rack - It's been 24 hours and they are still damp. I've only had this issue with the Simplex - I also have Elementals, Freetimes, Nicki's Bamboo, Moraki, and a WAHM or 2, no prob with drying those.

I'm new to CD so I'm second-guessing myself on everything that I've done and keep worrying I'll screw it up -- Can I/should I throw them in the drier after letting them dry on the rack for a few hours? 
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Re: Simplex take forever to dry?

  • Did you flip the insert out? Those flip out, right? Or am I confusing them with basix?
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  • I had the same issue - they took around 36 hours to be dry completely (though I didn't really check a whole lot between 24 and 36 hours, so it could be faster).

    I'm sure it has a lot to do with the humidity of your drying area.

    I had enough variety of diapers that I didn't really mind the extra dry time - I just planned that into my diapering.

    And you can throw them in the drier - I know some folks do that to soften them up - so you should be fine!  I never did, but you certainly can!
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  • Summertime line drying I thought they dried fast. In winter I put them in the dryer on low. No big deal
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  • Did you flip the insert out? Those flip out, right? Or am I confusing them with basix?
    Yep, I flipped the insert out so that it's hanging out/dangling from the diaper. I'm going to just throw them in the drier so I can finally finish prepping these things :) This is the 4th wash/dry and I think that's good for now.

    Thanks for the advice all!
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  • I put them in the dryer for 10-20mins to finish off, by on low only

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  • They dry same as pockets for me, but it's cold and dry as hell here.  I often just throw them in the dryer, though.
  • I hang mine and they dry way faster than my Elementals.  Do you have forced air heat?  I hang mine over a register and the warm air helps speed things along.  I also have a little fan that I aim at them on low that helps keep air moving.  There's also always finishing them off in the dryer.

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  • We've always lived in humid climates since we started CD, so I just came to accept that if I was going to have AIOs we were going to put them in the dryer and live with whatever consequences there are to that. So far our AIOs are still okay.


  • Bleachy14 said:
    Mandmeesh said:
    Summertime line drying I thought they dried fast. In winter I put them in the dryer on low. No big deal

    This! I resorted to using the dryer in the winter. I'm too impatient to wait for them to hang dry in my basement, plus I don't have enough stash to get me through that long of a dry time. Still takes about 2 hours on low for them to dry completely, but it's better than line drying IMO!
    Ummmmmmmm you need more diapers!
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  • True dat... Buy more diapers!
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