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Old 03-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #81
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Gai is a good detergent as well. I think I may now what's happening. To the line 1 is more of amnt that would work well for soft water. If the water is now hard, you may want to play around with that amnt and add to line 1. Then see where you need to go from there. Have you tried that much yet? Your using really good detergents. I'd try to up it by at least 1 line and see how it goes before you try all the more complicated steps.

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Gai is a good detergent as well. I think I may now what's happening. To the line 1 is more of amnt that would work well for soft water. If the water is now hard, you may want to play around with that amnt and add to line 1. Then see where you need to go from there. Have you tried that much yet? Your using really good detergents. I'd try to up it by at least 1 line and see how it goes before you try all the more complicated steps.
OK I will try the Gain when I wash tonight and see. Our water softener keeps breaking and we never really know when its working so I have to add Calgon or the Amaze. I did like the RnG but ds started getting this bumps all along his diaper line on his back so I am afraid to get more but I know it was better smelling with the RnG! I am so frustrated with Tide lately. It would be great if I could just use the liquid since I get it often for our clothes. We go between Tide and Gain and sometimes I get arm & hammer if its on sale.
But the poopy diapers I swear smell like they haven't been washed at all
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Lots of great information. Thanks for posting!
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OK I will try the Gain when I wash tonight and see. Our water softener keeps breaking and we never really know when its working so I have to add Calgon or the Amaze. I did like the RnG but ds started getting this bumps all along his diaper line on his back so I am afraid to get more but I know it was better smelling with the RnG! I am so frustrated with Tide lately. It would be great if I could just use the liquid since I get it often for our clothes. We go between Tide and Gain and sometimes I get arm & hammer if its on sale.
But the poopy diapers I swear smell like they haven't been washed at all
That's odd. Could it be the washer? I mean, like the filter is clogged or it needs to be cleaned? I'm trying to think of everything. I adore arm and hammer as well! I just get more coupons with sales for the tide. The gain is supposed to be just a more scented version of tide. It's the same company. Are you getting enough suds though? It just sounds like not enough detergent if the softner isn't working, even with the calgon. I know you can use less detergnet with calgon. That stinks you can't see when it's not.

Have you tried working something like the enzyme cleaner I spoke about or bleach to help with the bacteria?

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Well both kids woke up stinky today. Not as bad (you couldn't smell it unless you were nose to butt or opened the diaper) but still stinky. Luckily not enough to cause a rash! (that's a huge step in the right direction!!) I don't think I used enough of the ammonia remover... I'm going to try that again and maybe a little bleach. I'm glad DS wears undies all day, he gets a chance to air that stink out! I put DD in an econobum cover with just a hemp stay dry doubler to give her skin a break after spending the night in that diaper.

Hopefully one more ammonia remover soak will be enough to get rid of it... but I kinda feel like the ammonia remover is like antibiotics... I'd rather not use it, but it's a last resort to fix the issue, but I still need to get to the base of WHY this is happening and fix THAT so I don't need to make that 'last resort' a regular thing... I see a lot of people that reviewed it using it monthly or even making a solution and spraying every diaper with it... I don't want it to come down to that...

I do think I made a discovery thorough all of this though... I think we have super hard water rather than the neutral water I THOUGHT we had... so maybe my issue is not enough detergent?
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Well both kids woke up stinky today. Not as bad (you couldn't smell it unless you were nose to butt or opened the diaper) but still stinky. Luckily not enough to cause a rash! (that's a huge step in the right direction!!) I don't think I used enough of the ammonia remover... I'm going to try that again and maybe a little bleach. I'm glad DS wears undies all day, he gets a chance to air that stink out! I put DD in an econobum cover with just a hemp stay dry doubler to give her skin a break after spending the night in that diaper.

Hopefully one more ammonia remover soak will be enough to get rid of it... but I kinda feel like the ammonia remover is like antibiotics... I'd rather not use it, but it's a last resort to fix the issue, but I still need to get to the base of WHY this is happening and fix THAT so I don't need to make that 'last resort' a regular thing... I see a lot of people that reviewed it using it monthly or even making a solution and spraying every diaper with it... I don't want it to come down to that...

I do think I made a discovery thorough all of this though... I think we have super hard water rather than the neutral water I THOUGHT we had... so maybe my issue is not enough detergent?
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Well both kids woke up stinky today. Not as bad (you couldn't smell it unless you were nose to butt or opened the diaper) but still stinky. Luckily not enough to cause a rash! (that's a huge step in the right direction!!) I don't think I used enough of the ammonia remover... I'm going to try that again and maybe a little bleach. I'm glad DS wears undies all day, he gets a chance to air that stink out! I put DD in an econobum cover with just a hemp stay dry doubler to give her skin a break after spending the night in that diaper.

Hopefully one more ammonia remover soak will be enough to get rid of it... but I kinda feel like the ammonia remover is like antibiotics... I'd rather not use it, but it's a last resort to fix the issue, but I still need to get to the base of WHY this is happening and fix THAT so I don't need to make that 'last resort' a regular thing... I see a lot of people that reviewed it using it monthly or even making a solution and spraying every diaper with it... I don't want it to come down to that...

I do think I made a discovery thorough all of this though... I think we have super hard water rather than the neutral water I THOUGHT we had... so maybe my issue is not enough detergent?
I probably missed it but what kind of ammonia remover are you using?
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Top Fin Aquarium Ammonia Remover. It's been tested by a bunch of CD Mamas and gets really good reviews! (Doesn't have to be top fin brand, but it does have to be ONLY ammonia remover, not ammonia, chlorine, nitrates, etc... and the main ingredient needs to be Sodium methanal sulfoxylate)

Here are some links about it's use with CDs:


http://www.clothdiapergeek.com/2012/...magic.html?m=1

http://charsworld.com/2010/06/ammonia-is-gone/

http://community.babycenter.com/post...mmonia_is_gone
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NOOOOOOO. What the heck!

Yea, try the more detergent for sure!
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LOL I know right?! It's ridiculous! I don't get it! That was a 48 hour strip! If that doesn't get it, what will?! LOL

I upped the detergent another line, hopefully that helps... Gosh I really wish Purex hadn't switched formulas and our old washer hadn't died! I miss my drama free diapers!
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