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Old 05-20-2006, 04:17 AM   #1
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ughh the stinky inserts are back

i boiled them a few weeks back and that seemed to have gotten most of the smell out well now its back. should i try bleach? if so how do i do bleach about the only place i can soak them is in my kitchen sink since we have a community washer im sick of the stink and dh wants to stop cd because of this. We use the MOE microfiber inserts i wash with one tbsp of tide and rinse till theres no bubbles my fb have no stink or repelling issues i did just strip them all the other day help me please

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Old 05-20-2006, 04:33 AM   #2
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before I tried bleach, I would try Borax. It is a natural laundry booster and I use it on my hemp on occasion if I get a little stinky. Don't use it on our PUL though, the company couldn't tell me if it's safe on that so I haven't.
Borox is also good on kids clothes to get stains out. You put 1/2 cup in the washer and let it soak a while then add another 1/2 cup to the wash. Works great.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:45 AM   #3
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I think Holly sometimes uses bleach, so maybe she will chime in. I've heard some people say they get the stinkies if they don't use bleach once a month.
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:33 AM   #4
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Re: ughh the stinky inserts are back

I do use bleach on my inserts and prefolds every couple months. I have well water and haven't found any problems with just using a small amount in a load every once in awhile. I don't let it soak but just add about 1/4 of a cup or so to the hot wash and run as usual. You may want to try RLR which I haven't yet but people are getting really great results. I know everyone isn't a fan of bleach but it works for us with no problems.

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Old 05-20-2006, 07:56 AM   #5
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i haven't gotten to cloth diaper yet (13 weeks left....getting so excited!!!) but this is what i would do (i do have one in cloth trainers). i would boil, then soak in water w/a SMALL amount of bleach, then run in the washer w/bleach. rinse 2 to 3 times and then boil again. this should most definately get rid of the stinkies!!!!
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:57 AM   #6
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also in the 2nd rinse, use some vinegar. this is good to get bleach out. the boiling will get the remainder out as well that's why i suggested the second boil.
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I bought a diaper with a used insert that was major stinky. I washed the insert alone in hot water and added 2 tablespoons of bleach. I also did a 2nd rinse. I did not soak. It worked great, and the insert was salvaged.

Sorry to hear about your stink issues. I hope you can fix it soon.
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Have you tried using Oxyclean or something like that (a bleach alternative)? I've used that in a washer full of hot water, along with detergent, and let my micro inserts soak for a few hours/overnight. Then I rinse them several times.

It's worked for me! I've also heard that boiling can do it.

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Remember, vinegar + hard water = stank!!
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nak
had good luck with wash soda/ simple green, small amount of bleach (just inserts), and oxyclean (not all at once of course).
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