A review of my FAVORITE wool dryer balls: Littlebugfelt! {Plus giveaway}

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Last week I shared with you a few tips to get your cloth diapers to dry faster and more efficiently. One of the things I mentioned was wool dryer balls. I want to tell you a little more about wool dryer balls and share my FAVORITE ones with you, Littlebugfelt.

I love my dryer balls and I think, like shoes and cloth diapers, you can never have too many!!! Just kidding! Ok maybe you can have too many, at least 6-8 is probably a good place to start. I actually have twice as many in my dryer with no problem and great results.

I have been using wool dryer balls since I started using cloth diapers because that is when I first heard about them. Many of the ones I use have been tumbling around in my dryer for over 18 months. And not just with my diapers, they stay in there for every load of clothes as well!

Wool dryer balls are natural and hypoallergenic. They can help to make laundry items feel softer, more voluminous and wrinkle free. Many claim that wool dryer balls reduce static, but I don’t really find that is the case. They should last through approximately 1,000 washes, which is MANY years of use. So while they seem more expensive than a box of dryer sheets, you have to take into account how many uses you can get out of them.

Their main claim to fame is faster drying. They do this by speeding up the drying process by bouncing around and between your cloth diapers and clothes allowing for better hot air flow. There are claims of items drying 25% faster for large loads and as much as 40% faster for small loads.

I don’t know what a small load is, so I cannot attest to that! Really though, there isn’t any scientific evidence I could find to back this up. However, what I could find was anecdotal evidence of thousand’s of moms saying that they work. I am one of them! Who are we to dispute that many moms?

While these come unscented, you can add fragrance to them at home if you prefer. All you need to do is add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the surface and make sure the oils are well soaked in and the ball is dry before using in the dryer. The fragrance will wear off eventually, so you would just need to reapply!

The only cons I can find in using wool dryer balls is that my daughter wants to try and pull them out of the dryer to play with them! Some people also claim that they are a little noisy in the dryer as they tumble. But I don’t find it to be all that much louder than a normal load.

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I have found that all wool dryer balls are not created equal. The smaller and lighter balls didn’t really seem to make a difference in anything at all. And the smaller they get the more easily they get stuck in everything. Like stuck up all the way at the end of a sleeve! That is why Littlebugfelt Wool Dryer Balls are my favorite.

Littlebugfelt is owned by WAHM Sarah Stebulis. I asked her to tell us a little about herself and Littlebugfelt.

I’m Sarah, mom of two crazy boys who loves to create! I started Littlebugfelt a few years ago as an outlet and something fun to do while holding down the home front.  I’ve always been a lover of crafting and bargain hunting… Yard sales and flea markets are my favorite places! I love reusing and making new things out of the old, and that’s what I do at LBF! I upcycle materials to make new and useful things! I love working with wool and woven wrap scraps especially! Wool dryer balls are one of my favorites, made with up cycled wool cores; I’m able to make each batch fun and different by playing and experimenting with color!

All of my wool dryer balls have held up very well and I expect that to continue. They do become slightly felted over time, but that just helps them to work better. I believe that the Littlebugfelt balls work so much better because of their size and slightly heavier composition. These are the prettiest dryer balls I have seen because they aren’t just solid colors. Her customer service is awesome as well. Last but not least, Sarah also has these very reasonably priced!

I have four different kinds of wool dryer balls and here is how they compare (WAHM #2 not pictured):

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Littlebugfelt:             10”-11”                       2.8 oz

Woolzies                    9”                                1.4 oz

WAHM #1                  8”                                1.6 oz

WAHM #2                  8”                                1.8 oz

I will say it again; this is not backed up by scientific evidence. Just my experience and my opinion. But once I started using the Littlebugfelt dryer balls. I truly started to see a difference in drying time and softness in my cloth diapers. Yes, I do have more than 6 balls in my dryer so that probably plays some part in it.

I recommend that if you are looking to try wool dryer balls that you give Littlebugfelt a chance. You will not regret it!

Sarah has been kind enough to offer a FREE set of 3 Littlebugfelt wool dryer balls! Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter! Good Luck!

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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jennifer is a 33 year old SAHM to one beautiful little girl named Sophia. She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her. Jennifer fell in love with cloth diapers even before Sophia was born and searches for ways every day to share the love!

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122 Responses to “A review of my FAVORITE wool dryer balls: Littlebugfelt! {Plus giveaway}”

  1. Sommer Says:

    Besides the beautiful wool dryer balls I like the hand knit baby blanket best, if looks super soft!

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  2. Lisa H Says:

    Definitely the dryer balls!

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  3. Jennifer Says:

    I only have homemade ones – would love to win

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  4. Beki Lozano Says:

    the dryer balls all the way

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  5. Megan B Says:

    Wrap Scrap Lanyard! I’m in need of a new sturdy well made pretty lanyard.

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  6. Stacy Cox Says:

    The Mommy & Me Wrap Scrap Flower Set is so cute! I have been wanting to try dryer balls forever though! Thanks.

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  7. Jessica Says:

    I love the Hand Knit Lavender Baby Blanket, Soft and Stretchy, Purple Infant Blankie. It looks sooo cozy.

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  8. MoiraMay Says:

    So pretty! I am curious about these not just for diapers but regular clothes and towells laundry too.

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  9. Jeannette Says:

    I like the dryer balls best! I love how colorful they are! It would make laundry time much happier moodwise ;)

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  10. MrsTippett Says:

    Honestly, my favorite items are the dry balls. They’re practical AND pretty!

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  11. Nicole Bear Says:

    I like the superman clips! So versatile!

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  12. sindi Says:

    Man she is so creative! I get creative out of necessity, but this is way beyond that. The scarves are really cool. Even though I want the wool ball, the scarves are the best :-) thanks for posting this great find!

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  13. anita Says:

    Beaded Wrap Scrap Teething Necklace, made from Upcycled Handwoven Clementine baby wraps

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  14. Jamie Marsh Says:

    The dryer balls would probably be my favorite, but the Mommy & Me Wrap Scrap Flower set is super cute too!

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  15. Autumn Beck Says:

    I need dryer balls!!! But, I am loving that key fob, so I pick that as my favorite thing on her store.

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  16. Helen Says:

    The dryer balls look amazing!

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  17. Jessica O Says:

    I LOVE the colors in this: Wrap Scrap Lovie / Security Blanket, made from Upcycled RR Azul woven baby wraps and Cashmere!!

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  18. Cheyanne Williams Says:

    Love the hair clips! I might have to try her dryer balls.

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  19. Jennifer Says:

    I love the hand knit baby hat!!!!

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  20. Denae Says:

    The set of six wool dryer balls would have to be what I would want, although the button hair clips are cute, but I don’t have a little girl.

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  21. shiree Says:

    I bought some annoying plastic dryer balls when I started cloth dipaering. I am not down to only one ball with holes in it! Time to upgrade!

    I do love the Hand Knit and Felted Robins Nest with Needle Felted Eggs Ornament, though. So cute!

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  22. Amy Hart Says:

    I have been wanting to try the dryer balls for a long time! I love the wrap scrap key fobs too.

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  23. Julie Says:

    I love the felted women’s slippers!

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  24. Sam Utykanski Says:

    Love the dryer balls the best :-) apart from them not a big fan of wool

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  25. Rachel Bilodeau Says:

    I’ve been wanting to get some wool dryer balls, these would be perfect!

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  26. Brenda Says:

    I have been wanting to try dryer balls for a long time! Would love to try these. :)

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  27. Bri Sherman Says:

    I love the Wrap Scrap Security Blankets – super cute!

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  28. Lori Says:

    I like the wool dryer balls and the baby knit hat with ear flaps

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  29. Betsy Says:

    I have been wanting to try dryer balls for sooooo long! I will be looking into these. Thank you for the great review! :)

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  30. Samrah Says:

    Love the dryer balls and slippers :)

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  31. Anne Perry Says:

    my favorite is the Set of 3 Mini Sachets filled with Organic Lavender, and made using Upcycled Woven Wrap Scrapse

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  32. Shannon Ropp Says:

    I like the blankies and the drier balls

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  33. Amanda D Says:

    Like her key fob, and the superman clips. Both of those would come in really handy, and they are super cute.

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  34. Liz Gomez Says:

    Ok, I have been wanting to cut down dryer time. Definitely going to check out the dryer balls!

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  35. Jay Dee Says:

    My favorite item is the Wrap Scrap Lovie / Security Blanket, made from Upcycled RR Azul woven baby wraps and Cashmere.

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  36. Emily Says:

    I would love the chance to try these!

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  37. Catherine bloom Says:

    I love the dryer balls and the pacifier clips!

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  38. Jessica Says:

    I have never tried them, but would love to try them. I have only heard great things about the dryer balls! Never heard anyone say they hated them or didn’t use them!

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  39. Amanda Alvarado Says:

    I love the Hand Knit Lavender Baby Blanket

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  40. angie Says:

    I love the XL dryer balls !

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  41. Mary Says:

    I’m getting my very first dryer, since moving out of my parents house 8 years ago next week. I’m very excited to have soft prefolds so I’ve been eyeing around to see which dryer balls I want. Line drying shall be just for warm sunny days and not every day of the year!

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  42. misa Says:

    Wow, so MANY beautiful things! I really like the bib necklaces, so original.

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  43. Diane F Says:

    I like the rainbow blankie

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  44. Amanda Says:

    The dryer balls!

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  45. Michael I. Says:

    I think I will buy this for when the diapers are in the wash (if I don’t win one). I also love the pacifier clip.

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  46. Samantha S Says:

    I love the wool dryer balls!

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  47. Geri Fink Says:

    I like her dryer balls best.

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  48. Erin K Says:

    I love the button hair clips, just wish I had a little girl to put them on.

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  49. Sara Says:

    I love the paci clips and the mommy and me flower clips

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  50. Meghan Says:

    I love the colorful dryer balls. Really like the white with light blue and grey highlights. Who knew dryer balls could be gorgeous?!

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  51. Sara Rohrbach Says:

    I love the paci clips and the security blankets!

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  52. Amy Hegwood Says:

    I wish I wasn’t allergic to wool because so much of her stuff looks amazing, but I do love dryer balls!!! And these look so beautiful!!

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  53. Jutta P. Says:

    I love this Mommy & Me Wrap Scrap Flower Set, Hair Clip for Mom and Headband for Child, from Upcycled RR Azul!!!!

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  54. Land Says:

    The lavender blanket is beautiful.

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  55. Elaine Pelley Says:

    Really want to try the dryer balls!!!

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  56. Aurora P Says:

    The favorite item would be the wool dryer balls & Wrap Scrap Lovie / Security Blanket, made from Upcycled RR Azul woven baby wraps and Cashmere

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  57. Sarah Says:

    I don’t use drier sheets (to the chagrin of the Mr.) so I’d love to give these a try.

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  58. Beth VB Says:

    The women’s felted slippers look great!

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  59. Ashley Diaz Says:

    This is my first child, and I can’t wait to cloth diaper. I am learning everything I can and definitely want natural wool dryer balls to start off my experience! I also loved the teething necklace :)

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  60. claire Says:

    Would love to try the dryer balls!

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  61. Trisha W. Says:

    The button hair clips are original and cute.

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  62. Mandy C. Says:

    My favorite is the Unique Bib Necklace. Would really be interested in trying these and comparing to Buddha Bunz.

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  63. Jamie Palau Says:

    I would LOVE to try something that dries my dipes quicker!!!!!

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  64. Heidi Says:

    I love the dryer balls!

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  65. Kate Says:

    I really like the dryer balls, especially the colorways there now!

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  66. annie reidelbach Says:

    I would really like to try my hand at making these and having some different types as reference will help! I love he like look of her extra large dryer balls!

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  67. Rachel Says:

    I’ve been wanting to try dryer balls!

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  68. nicole lewis Says:

    i love the key fobs and lanyards

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  69. Kristy B Says:

    I love the paci clips! So fun!

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  70. annie reidelbach Says:

    I would really like to try my hand at making these and having some different types as reference will help!

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  71. Vanessa Pazek Says:

    Would love to try these- I don’t have any wool dryer balls yet

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  72. mandi Says:

    Set of 6 XL Natural Wool Dryer Balls, Made from Upcycled Felt and Hand Dyed Roving! I love dryer balls!

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  73. Deanna Cara Says:

    Would love to try these out!

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  74. Barbara19 Says:

    It’s cold here so the woman’s slippers look cozy!

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  75. Indiana Hilton Says:

    I would like to have the set of six XL dryer balls offered on the etsy page.

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  76. Grace preedin Says:

    I would love love love to try the dryer balls!!

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  77. Bree Says:

    I love the Wrap Scrap Lovies.

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  78. alysia Says:

    I think the dryer balls look awesome

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  79. Melissa C. Says:

    The XLs look awesome!

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  80. bonnye s Says:

    I would have to say the dryer balls- but the hair accessories are all SUPER cute too!

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  81. Amanda Says:

    I love some of her baby headbands!

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  82. Charlee Says:

    I just learned about using dryer balls with my cloth diapers so I’d love to have some of item.

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  83. chelsea Says:

    LOVE the bib necklace! so cute!!!!

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  84. Sarah Says:

    The Mommy and Me Wrap Scrap Flower Set is adorable! I just may have to buy it for my baby girl’s newborn photo session after she’s here toward the end of April:)

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  85. Britney L Says:

    I LOVE the mommy and me wrap scrap flower set! But they teal dryer balls are amazing and I NEED some!

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  86. Lynn Says:

    Favorite item: dryer balls, I just learned about these and would love to try them out

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  87. Brittany P Says:

    I like the dryer balls the best, but the sachets look nice, too.

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  88. Tiffany Says:

    I have been wanting to try wool for a while.

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  89. Patrice Says:

    I already use wool dryer balls but I did not know they come in different sizes. I would love to try these.

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  90. Mindy Says:

    I love the wrap scrap lovie :)

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  91. amanda Says:

    I have wanted to try dryer balls for some time!

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  92. Alanna N Says:

    I like the women’s felted slippers! I’m a sucker for things that warm my feet. I also love the colors of the dryer balls.

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  93. Abigail Morris Says:

    I love this necklace “Unique Bib Necklace from Upcycled KoKaDi Ahoi Wrap Scraps” Its reminds of July!

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  94. Beverly T Says:

    I love wool dryer balls! I didn’t know that they came in different sizes. Thank you for the info.

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  95. Becky Says:

    Planning on using cloth diapers on our little one (due in June) once he/she fits into “one size” diapers. I’ve wanted to try wool balls for our normal clothes too… Towels take forever to dry and I don’t want to use dryer sheets on them!

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  96. Melissa L Says:

    I would still love to try the wool dryer balls, I have 6 of another brand and IMO, you can never have enough, but would love to see if these are better than my current ones… They are definitely bigger, so I think that would be a plus!

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  97. Teri Says:

    I have been wanting to try these for a long time! Awesome giveaway!

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  98. judith martinez Says:

    I like the button hair clips.

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  99. Staci Larson Says:

    I have to say the dryer balls would be my favorite, even though everything looks great!

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