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Old 05-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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I've never done it and I'm scared! I can put a tablespoon of dawn in a normal wash and then I just rinse like crazy until there are no more suds, right?

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: Stripping

I wouldn't do that. Dawn is great for getting non-cloth diaper safe cream out of your diapers, but is not necessary for stripping and can be counter-productive. If you have soft water, start out with clean diapers and do hot washes until you see no more soap bubbles.

For hard water, start out with clean diapers. Fill washer with hot water and 1/2 cup of Arm & Hammer washing soda (NOT baking soda). Let it agitate for a couple minutes. Then stop the cycle and soak diapers for 3 hours. Finish out the cycle. Then do a hot wash with detergent and keep doing hot washes until you see no more soap bubbles.

If you're on Facebook, this is a great page for all your cloth diaper washing/stripping questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mimiscdhelp/members/

If you don't know if you have hard or soft water, then use a water test strip. You can get them free online, but they take weeks to get to you.

http://www.waterboss.com/teststrip.shtml

You may be able to find them locally or order from Diaper Junction if you need them faster: http://www.diaperjunction.com/water-test-strip.html

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I make my own laundry detergent so it's already washing soda based. Only my yellow edges stink (immediately smell as soon as they get wet) and I have no idea how to fix them.
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Ammonia smell or barnyard smell?
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What is your homemade detergent made of?
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Barnyard means not enough soap to get them clean. Does your homemade detergent have a soap in it? I would do the dawn and then rinse until no more bubbles. Then you will need to use more soap when you wash so they get clean.
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Well that's what's weird, it's only my yellow edges which have obviously been in use longer than the reds but the reds I've been using for 6 months now.

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1:1 washing soda and borax and one box Zote flakes. I rinse with vinegar every wash.
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We have an HE and hardwater and were getting the stinkies. I tried different detergents and wash routines, but nothing worked until I started doing both calgon water softener and washing soda. I do cold rinse, then hot wash with dtergent, calgon and about 1 tsb washing soda, then another cold rinse. Stinkies are gone!
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I would use oxygen bleach...
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