|Some types of fleece are especially prone to collecting fuzz. Microfleece or thin fleece used in cloth liners are unlikely to collect fuzz, but plush fleece (as shown on this pocket diaper) is likely to attract lint.|
These fuzz-balls weren't coming off. Functionally the fuzz probably wasn't a huge problem, but I couldn't stand sending these diapers to daycare looking so ridiculous. Once the diapers were dry, I pulled out my fabric shaver. Fabric shavers are perfect for removing fuzz from sweaters and keeping them looking like new. I used the shaver to buzz around the fleece and remove the majority of the fuzz.
I can't be the only person who has made the sweater + diapers laundering mistake. Last night as we sat watching TV "shaving" the pocket diapers, I told my husband "This blog is writing itself". He replied that perhaps I should change the blog name to "I'm inept at cloth diapering and I still survived." We survived a case of the fuzzies. Just another crisis averted and I'm going to count that as a win for this busy mama.