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You need bleach. The vinegar will neutralize the alkalinity of the bleach, but is inferior disinfectant.
How much vinegar and what kind in the rinse cycle do you use?

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Do you suppose I could just use vinegar and skip the bleach all together?
No. I would do bleach. From what I have read, vinegar doesn't sanitize in laundry.

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How much vinegar and what kind in the rinse cycle do you use?
I put the bleach in our prerinse (no soap), then wash on hot with a couple extra rinses. This gives it the maximum amount of time to get rinsed out.

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How much vinegar and what kind in the rinse cycle do you use?
I would do:

Prerinse
Hot wash with detergent and 3/4 cup bleach
Hot wash with 1 cup white vinegar
If you still smell bleach, rinse more but it should be gone


You dont *need* the vinegar but it will neautalize the bleach alkalinity and soften the diapers a bit (bleach makes them rough IME).
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Re: Stripping Diapers For Bacteria???

Start with clean, dry diapers and do a bleach wash with no soap, then wash with soap to "wash" out the bleach. It will really help with the bleach smell. Then rinse until there's no soap/bleach smell. I find that putting detergent and bleach in the same load gets way too much gunk on my diapers and is harder to rinse
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I would do:

Prerinse
Hot wash with detergent and 3/4 cup bleach
Hot wash with 1 cup white vinegar
If you still smell bleach, rinse more but it should be gone

You dont *need* the vinegar but it will neautalize the bleach alkalinity and soften the diapers a bit (bleach makes them rough IME).
Thanks. I'm going to try this as soon as my sons clothes are out if the washer. Poor LO bum is raw again so she's back in sposies while we use the Medicated cream. I'm going to get these diapers super clean so we can go back to cloth as soon as it clears. Thank you.
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