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Old 12-09-2012, 12:47 AM   #11
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Re: IF you do a wet pail...

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I've actually tried tide and it didn't work. I can't do bleach because they are bamboo. Anyone use ammonia bouncer? I might try vinegar...
If you have very hard water with lots of calcium carbonate then I would not use vinegar as it will actually make them smell worse.
I have very hard water and I have used the Funk Rock Ammonia Bouncer and it worked (I soaked for much longer than just the recommended length....about 4-5 hours). I have only done this once though as part of stripping minerals from inserts, so can't say what this will do to the fibers in the long term (it may wear out the diapers really fast if you do it all the time in a wet pail).

Edited to add: I'm not really sure what's in Bac Out (we don't have it here in Canada I don't think) but if it's an enzyme you might not want to soak the diapers for too long either or you'll get holes.


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Old 12-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #12
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Re: IF you do a wet pail...

Quite a while back, we had ammonia problems w/ DD's fitteds, especially her nighttime dipes, which were all either bamboo or hemp. I had good luck wetpailing w/ some RnG right in the water. That and boiling (the inserts & doublers) took care of the ammonia. Really, the hotter the better w/ the soak water. And if you're not doing it already, letting the diapers soak in hot water in the washer prior to washing might help.

There are lots of recommendations for Tide...since we have a FLer & DD couldn't do fragranced detergents on her dipes, we used the Sears brand of powdered, fragrance-free detergent w/ really good results.
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