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Old 08-24-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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Uh oh! Afraid these got too much detergent...

Last wk our washing machine broke down. Unfortunately, I had to wash a bunch of diapers by hand while the washer was out (we couldn't get it fixed til yesterday) and I think I used too much detergent. We use Tide original because we have super hard water. I decided to rinse the diapers that I had already hung dry because I wasn't sure that I'd gotten them rinsed enough. And now the washer is rinsing... And rinsing... And still rinsing and there are still suds. Grrr!

How many times should I rinse them before I give up and have to strip them? I've never had to strip diapers before. Or do I just assume there is buildup? How do you tell?

And how would I go about stripping them?

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: Uh oh! Afraid these got too much detergent...

rinse them in hot water
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #3
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I agree, rinse in HOT water. I would throw them through a cycle of wash w/o detergent, hot start, 2 rinses and they should be fine.
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Thanks for the input! I did like 1 wash plus 2-3 extra rinses, all without soap and finally the water was clear.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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That is great news mama!!
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #6
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Glad to hear it worked
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