How to clean your Bum Genius Velcro Tabs

How to clean your Bum Genius Velcro Tabs

… or any velcro tabs for that matter!  Most cloth diaper users encounter problems with their velcro tabs.  They can lose stickiness, curl, and gather lots of fluff over the months and years of washing.  When I first started using and washing my Bum Genius 3.0’s I carefully pulled any stray hairs out that I saw.  That was when my baby slept the majority of the day.  Now I hardly have time to stuff and put away my diapers.  Sometimes they lay in a pile and I pick the pieces up for each change.

I first heard about using a snappi to clean velcro tabs a few months ago.  I wish I could remember who I heard it from to give them proper credit.  It was probably on the Monday Night Twitter #clothdiapers chat.  Using a snappi is easy to clean the gunk out of the tabs.  If you don’t own one you can also use a comb.  I do caution you to pay attention as you do this.  You could break the hoops in the velcro.

How to Clean your Bum Genius Velcro Tabs Video.

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  • I know I have said it before but I will say it again. I love your videos.
    .-= CFMama´s last blog ..Tackle It Tuesday – Blog & Address Book =-.

  • Thanks! I never get tired of hearing that! 🙂

  • I actually sell velcro cleaning brushes that come from Germany. They work really well. Here is a link to the product in my store: http://www.ottawaclothdiapers.com/products/details.asp?id=239&c=38
    Vicky

  • Corrie Kolbe

    Oh my gosh, Kim!! You’re amazing! (Okay, whomever originally thought of it is amazing, but you know what I mean!) Thank you thank you thank you!! Soon as I have a free minute, I’m going to try this!

  • Thanks so much, KIm! My tabs seriously need this. Now, what’s your magic solution for curling tabs? ;o)
    .-= Mindy´s last blog ..Post-It Note Tuesday: To Whom it May Concern =-.

  • Awesome tip. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you! Very helpful post!
    .-= MacKenzie´s last blog ..Friend Makin’ Monday- Thanksgiving! =-.

  • Whoever thought that you’d need to clean the gunk out of the velcro? An entire industry, as depicted in a few of your comments, has grown up around velcro and velcro dots! Truly amazing.

    Great website. A lot of good insight.
    .-= Dave@velcro dots´s last blog ..Velcro Strips =-.

  • I used to use a seam ripper to carefully clean out the tabs and then I used my sweater shaver to tidy up the ‘landing strip’.  It even helped clean up the stretchy tab fabric from pills.  Worked well!