Poll: bleached or unbleached?

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Which pf style would you get?

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Poll: bleached or unbleached?

Postby mrsjuice » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:40 am

I'm ordering my pf's today and I just need to make a final decision regarding bleached or unbleached. I have read that unbleached are softer and hide stains better, but I really like the crisp whiteness (clean-look) of bleached...I'm ordering 2 doz. orange edge and 2 doz. yellow edge from GMD if this makes any difference - maybe I should split the order and do 1 doz. of each in bleached, and 1 doz. in unbleached??

Thanks for your thoughts!!

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Postby Kelly13 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:38 am

I would do some of each, so you can try them out and see which kind you'll prefer.

I started out with bleached, and now I have this issue where I can't buy any unbleached because they won't match :oops: It's really a problem ;)

They'll both work either way :)
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Postby dixiechicken » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:30 am

I had to order some bleached for my store because they were out of the unbleached brown edge. The unbleaced are by far fluffier and softer after they've been prepped. Based on that, I prefer the unbleached. I can't comment on the absorbency though, because I haven't used the bleached myself.
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Postby ncgirl » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:33 am

I've never tried bleached, but I love my unbleached! I agree...get a little of both and see which you prefer. :D
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Postby **Tasha** » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:37 am

Well, it is basically just personal preference.

I have both.

The unbleached are super soft right off the bat and the bleached take a little bit to reach that same softness.

I *think* I have heard that the bleached hold up longer. :dunno: Dont quote me on that.
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Postby ivycrystals » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:37 am

I bought unbleached and then someone gave me some bleached and I think there is a big difference in how soft and fluffy the unbleached they are. I can't comment on absorbency b/c my LO isn't here yet.
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Postby bookishmomma2 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:16 am

I started with bleached orange edge and unbleached cottonbabies infants. The unbleached were soooo much softer and kind of stretchier. I had bleached yellows and now I have unbleached reds and light browns. I still have dark brown bleached and unbleached premiums from DD, too. All that to say I have used both extensively, and I do not find that one is more absorbant or easier to wash, but the unbleached is MUCH softer.
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Postby manynums » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:37 am

Unbleached!!!

They are soft and fluffy PF perfection!

I had UB orange edges and then got bleached yellows. Ack...they were like sandpaper in comparison. Red edges I'm back to UB and here I shall stay.
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Postby clara855 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:24 am

UB is the best! I've heard that bleached lasts longer but Ben has been using his unbleached red edges from GMD for just about a year and they still are in EUC, no holes or pills to speak of.
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Postby montacki » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:12 am

I like unbleached myself b/c they have a more "natural" look. They are softer too, but the few bleached I have are REALLY soft right now, almost softer than my unbleached, so they DO get super soft after months of use...
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Postby mrsjuice » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:08 pm

Wow - the results are overwhelming in favor of unbleached!! I ordered all 4 dozen in unbleached - thanks so much for the advice mamas!!! :D

The collective wisdom of this group never ceases to amaze me...so glad I have you ladies as a resource (god knows I'm the only person IRL that I know who is currently CDing...)
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