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Old 09-07-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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smelly dipe help please do i strip

Ok, my friend and I are somewhat new at cloth diapering, I have been doing it for about 2 yrs. We are baffled with the smelly situtation. Here is what we are doing: Cold rinse, wash hot with very little det. (i use charlies that is all i can or they break out, she uses sports wash for the same reason) Baking powder in wash, vinegar in rinse and extra rinse. then Almost always line dry. We live in OK so we are having nice hot weather to line dry. We are confused why the dipes still smell. When our lo wets we can smell it across the room! Is this normal or is there something we should be doing different? Please help!

I should say we use pocket dipes. She has tried bleaching the inserts too.

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Old 09-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: smelly dipe help please

Try omitting the Baking soda and Vinegar. You may also need to up your detergent a bit.
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Re: smelly dipe help please

Maybe you need to use MORE detergent? I used to have issues until I started using a full cup of detergent and now they smell great. I don't understand where the "only use 1 teaspoon full of detergent" started. I mean, how are urine and poop soaked, dense cotton diapers supposed to get cleaned with so little soap?
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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Re: smelly dipe help please

I'd try using more detergent and omitting the baking soda and vinegar. I don't know how your water is , mine is kinda hard and vinegar gives us the stinkies bad. I'm in OK too.
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:24 PM   #5
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Re: smelly dipe help please

OK, the consensus is more detergent. That always made sense to me, but will we need to strip them more often, or will they be fine with the extra rinse? Thank you so much for your help.
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