12-11-2008, 05:40 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: PF + Wool = Rash???
You know, I hadn't considered that the vinegar would make it acidic.
I just finished washing - and added a full 2 wash cycles with nothing added.
How do I use baking soda? How much? Can I use too much?
I think we use about 40mL of Sodasan for about 10 dipes.
The babywash cycle runs at 95Celcius. The short wash cycle I did without anything added ran at 60Celcius.
When he pees, the diapers smell like a peed on diaper. But I wouldn't call it strong or ammonia'ish. What type of a smell would I be looking for?
Since we switched to cloth, he is pooping more. Little stinker!
Gotta run - gotta run meltdown mode.
Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it!
Originally Posted by queenginseng
The vinegar makes the wash very acidy. Have you tried using less or cutting it out a few loads? Baking soda should neutralize it.
What temp are you washing at and how many days between?
How much Sodosan are you using?
I think you would smell build up, do the dipes smell smelly right after a pee?
Every 2 or 3 days, I do a short cold wash and a second longer hot wash with detergent/soap nuts. When I do not, they smell funky after a pee. (Even if I do a hot wash with prewash or extra rinse.) But these dipes are usually just peed in.
Is he pooping a lot, or more than usual? Eating acidy things?
Alice, non-crunchy expat, living life as a mom, a hausfrau and survivor of preeclampsia and postpartum depression