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The diapers have become hard/stiff after washing. How can I remove lime from the diapers?Updated 4 months ago

Washing the diapers in very hard, calcareous water can make them stiff and hard over time. However, there are a few tricks to make the diapers soft again.

1. Kneading: just knead the diapers vigorously after drying. They will become soft again.  

2. Vinegar/Lemon acid as a fabric softener substitute: Simply add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or about 50ml of lemon acid-water mixture (Per liter of water, just under six tablespoons of lemon acid are enough) to the fabric softener compartment of your washing machine.  

3. Descaling agent: if you have very calcareous water, it may also help to use descaling powder, like the one from Denkmit (DM). You can adjust the amounts individually.  

4. If you have a dryer, you can dry the cotton products there after washing. The movement breaks the lime bridges and the diapers are nice and soft. 

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