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Old 03-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Do your diapers ever smell good.....

or do they just NOT smell bad?

I feel like my diapers don't smell great. I posted about this, and got so many recommendations, and have tried a few different things. The "bad" smell is when they are coming out of the dryer. I think this has gotten a little better, the bad smell is somewhat less but they still don't smell clean.

So....do they ever smell clean?

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Do your diapers ever smell good.....

Yes, they SHOULD smell clean. If they don't you probably need a switch in your detergent or your wash routine. What are you doing right now?
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My diapers don't ever seem to either. Mine mostly smell funky right out of the washer but ok out of the dryer. I have even bleached them and still the same.
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Re: Do your diapers ever smell good.....

They should smell clean, at least, as Kelsey said.

Mine smell wonderful when I use Mrs. Meyers fabric softener. But they always smell clean.
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Yes, they should smell clean....
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Re: Do your diapers ever smell good.....

I've had a LOT of issues with stink, so if you offer your wash routine/detergent choice I bet we can get this figured out!
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Re: Do your diapers ever smell good.....

they should smell clean. not good, not bad, just clean. they shouldn't smell scented.
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Re: Do your diapers ever smell good.....

I agree, they should smell clean! Mine developed a funky smell awhile back. I have hard water and was using the regular Rockin' Green. I switched to the Hard Rock formula and soaked my dipes in Funk Rock for a few hours and haven't had a problem since!
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Re: Do your diapers ever smell good.....

mine smell clear or rather they smell like nothing no diaper odor nor detergent smell.

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I think it depends on the material that the diapers are made out of. With my experience, cotton comes out smelling the best (My Bummis PF always smell clean, stripping never required). I never used fabric softener-personally I feel it compromises the fabric, esp. if it's organic. I've only Ecos Free and Clear. Some other diapers that I have-microfiber/fleece materials like Fuzzibunz and Happy Heiney's never smelled great. I've heard that you can do a vinegar rinse to the rinse cycle after a hot wash (add 1/2 cup of vinegar) and this will strip the diapers when they start to smell funky. I now use a homemade laundry detergent (borax, baking soda, washing soda and natural soap flakes-you can find a recipe on line if you google DIY Natural laundry soap recipe). My best friend uses Kiss my face olive soap and grates it into the wash, adds some tea tree EO and does a vinegar rinse for funk. More natural and cheaper ways to clean your diapers. But yes, they should smell clean.
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