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Old 07-26-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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anyone have any tried and true methods on how to strip them? i think i need to with my FB b/c they have started leaking all of a sudden and it may be the detergent i am using. also i just bought some used dipes and would like to strip them when they arrive. thanks!

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Re: stripping diapers

since no one's chimed in yet, I will - I've never had to strip, but if you do a search (an advanced search, with diaper chatter and stripping in the subject) that should bring up lots of advice, I know there have been lots of posts on the topic...
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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great thanks! i will try that!
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I have had great success with just using the hottest possible water my water ehater will make. I dont add anything, i just let the hot water do the trick. It does take a while, but it works well.
I like to skipthe warm and cold rinses ebcause the hot water is more effective. It also speeds the process up.
Just before the hot water spins out i peek in the washer If the water is dingy and cloudy, thats a sign that your not adding enough detergent and your daipers arent getting clean enough. That will cause smells. If the water is sudsy then you know your adding too much and you have to cut back.

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Old 07-26-2007, 06:14 PM   #5
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Re: stripping diapers

my stripping method for FSOT diapers is:
turn up water heater and put two large stockpots on to boil
start the machine on a cold cycle, as its filling add 1/4 cup chlorine bleach, let aggitate for a moment when full, thena dd all the diapers and let aggitate for 5-10 minutes. turn off machine and let soak for an hour.
turn machine back on, and when cycle is finished,
run HOT wash cycle and add the stockpots of boiled water(then fill them up again for another boil) and 1-1.5 tbsp Charlies some people use dawn and swear by it, i use Charlies (just like in ALL my wash) and swear by it.
when that cycle is finished,
run another HOT cycle with the stockpots added again. only with NO detergent, no bleach, no nothing, jsut HOT water.
then i run HOT loads(without the boiled water) till i see no more suds.
then i dry on HIGH heat in the dryer until they are bone dry.

Charlies works great for stripping out minerals and detergent buildup left over from previous owners. and the bleach and all the heat works on killing bacteria.

when i am done stripping they smell lovely and clean and fresh.
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Re: stripping diapers

After years personal experience and from questions from customers here is a tried and true way to strip:
Wash diapers/inserts in hot water with no detergent.
Add 3-4 scoops of Oxiclean versatile powder (not free version)
Dry.
Repeat 2-3 times depending on the build up
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