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Old 10-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #6
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Re: Poo AND detergent smell ugh!!!

Instead of you a prewash you can just can just completely rinse out the diapers at home before going to the laundry mat.
I would wash and dry the prefolds by themselves.
I think you need to use a little more soap. I like using super washing soda because it is such a great detergent booster. If you are still getting stinkies then there isn't enough detergent to dissolve all the soil in the diapers. Since the water is softened you might need to run an extra cycle without soup to completely rinse everything clean.
If you want really soft prefolds I would throw in a dryer sheet prefolds can take it.
For covers rinse the poop all the way off and wash them with your normal laundry.
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