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Old 09-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #335
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Re: For the momas with buildup/stink/ammonia/new 2 CD momas/or washing trouble.

So I've been battling ammonia for awhile now. Maybe 3 months? I have 2 in cloth and use a combo of pockets, AIO's, receiving blanket flats and fst, prefolds and various covers. I've stripped in dawn, used the ammona fish tank stuff, bleach, all types of detergents etc. So here's my wash routine:

I wash every day to every other day (usually every day and a half) in a normal TL'er

Pre-wash-used to use cold but have switched to warm
Wash on HOT with a warm rinse- right now I have all f&c but I've tried charlies, ecos, tide(kids and I are allergic) country save and bumgenius detergent.
I sun all items unless it's yucky outside then I hang covers and toss everything in the dryer for about 45 minutes.

So this last time I added bleach to the pre wash and wash cycles and everything seemed really clean. I put both kids in recieving blanket flats and they both looked good after that diaper change. I then put my DD in a bsrb and a cover, and my son in a flip with a prefold. he was a little pink after that change and my dd was RED so back to sposies. I wanna get this figured out since I love using cloth and would rather not spend $$$ on sposies. So should I try a detergent like A&H or Gain maybe? Strip with Dawn again? We do have hard water by the way and I use either calgon or washing soda with the detergent, but I haven't ever used it when I stripped. Maybe that would help?
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