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Old 06-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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How much Dawn??

My dd is either allergic to suede cloth or my detergent. I need to strip my diapers well. I have a FL, so I am taking them to a laundry mat. I have a lot of diapers 35ish maybe, plus inserts. I bought the original dawn. Any advice, I've never really had to strip like this. Thanks!

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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Just wondering why having a FL (I have one) means going to the Laundromat? Are you talking about just for stripping or do you always wash at the Laundromat? I don't know if it's the correct way to do it, but if I were going to strip mine (haven't had to yet, but we are getting ready to go from flats to flat stuffed BGs) I would do a regular wash to make them "clean" just toss them in my camp bucket washer with water and enough dawn to suds up some bubbles for the stripping. I would agitate a little then let it soak overnight before rinsing really well. I would be tempted to try a second strip with a little bleach if the first didn't seem to help. I would think if you don't have a 5 gal bucket handy to do this a bathtub would work. Obviously be careful about kiddos and standing water.
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I didn't catch the # of diapers. I'd do them all in the tub.
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Re: How much Dawn??

I have a FL and I put 1 tsp in with the diapers (not in the detergent dispenser). I wash them in hot and then rinse, rinse, rinse.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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Agree with PPs. I have a FLer, and the few times I needed to strip, I just did it in the bathtub. Laundromat machines are also always FLers, so no better.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:54 AM   #6
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Re: How much Dawn??

What I do is start off with a sink strip. I put hot water in one side of my sink (I even add in a kettle of boiling water), put in a couple drops of Dawn, then put diapers to soak for the night. I break out my potato masher and give it a few good swishes too. In the morning, I hand rinse them out, put warm clean water in the sink, let the diapers soak for about 1/2 hour, then go and do hot rinses in the machine.

I have found this to be the most effective way to strip if you have a HE FL.
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all i do is a hot wash with 2 tbs dawn and 1/4 cup bleach...extra hot wash and rinse..and done...works everytime. Not sure how having a FL works differently but i have an old school TL :/
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Re: How much Dawn??

I usually just do extra detergent.. then run several hot water cycles.. my boys always get rashes when I do Dawn. No clue why..
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do you bleach your pockets?
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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Glad you posted this! I was wondering the same thing!
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