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Old 08-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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getting the smell out

I am new to CDing and just recently purchased a couple of used diapers on here. They look like they are in great condition, but I noticed a bit of an odor when I received them. I have washed them a few times, but the odor is still there. It is kinda of a lemony urine smell. Is this urine? How do I get the odor out? (They are Fuzzibunz pocket diapers)
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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what do you wash in ? i have done an oxi and vinegar soak with good results
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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Re: getting the smell out

I use a small amount of bleach here and there...but not too often! about 1/8-1/4c.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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Ick! Same thing happened to me with a recent purchase. I washed in Tide and then a hot wash with bleach with lots of hot rinses afterwards until all bubbles were gone. They don't stink anymore.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #5
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Just strip them. Probably leftover buildup from the previous user.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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Re: getting the smell out

I washed with All Free and Clear. I did three hot water washes already. I will have to try a little bleach. Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:48 PM   #7
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I just got a diaper off a FSOT with a faint hint of smell today. Actually I didn't smell it until after I washed it once, then dried it partially. It took some deep sniffing to detect it, but I'm anal like that. Anyhoo, I washed it again with a bit of bleach, a bit of borax, a bit of washing soda, a bunch of baking soda and some fels naptha - the thing smells *divine* now. (yes I am guilty of overkill now and then )
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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Bleach definitely. I would personally do that anyway w used dipes (if they're prefolds I just boil them) in case there's any bacteria/yeast in them.
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