Cleaning CD's???

Michelle - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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So I'm new to cloth diapering. I wash them in washing soda, borax and sometimes vinegar but they still smell like urine a little... Anyone have suggestions for natural ways to get the smell out without destroying the fabric?

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Stephanie - posted on 06/26/2009

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I use Bio-Kleen from www.peapods.com which is an all natural detergent and works wonderfully. We use kissaluvs cloth diapers and they work great...clean good...and no pee smell.

Michelle - posted on 06/26/2009

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Thank you all so much!!! I am still figuring out FB as well so I just now found all of these terrific ideas!!! One question I have is where can I find the Awake detergent??? Thanks again!

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Have you tried running a hot wash cycle, and then stopping the machine to soak overnight before restarting the next day? I too find that sunlight is the absolute best for natural deoderising, sanitising and bleaching; I only use half the recommended amount of a standard bodegradable detergent called "Aware"; although pooey nappies sometimes need a little more help!

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I had some stink issues as well, and used a bit of regular tide in a hot wash and it worked, now I do a tide wash once every couple weeks or so

Patricia - posted on 04/16/2009

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I have to say I have had LOTS more stinky problems over the winter.  I just realized, after reading Liz's post, that it could be the lack of sunlight.




I have heard of people having success with BacOut (which is a liquid laundry additive) or RLR (powder laundry additive).  I am going to try bacout next.




My most recent de-stinkifying experiment went as follows:



1: using biodegradable flushable liners with dipes for poop



2: dry pail until wash day (mon, wed, fri are my days)



3: 1 cup borax into pail, 2 buckets full of warm water dumped on top (10 gallons total)



4:  soak dipes while running errands



5: dump pail into utility sink, drain out water



6: wash warm (I use borax, washing soda and fels naptha homemade detergent), rinse cold



7: line dry



So far it has been better with the soaking!  hth!

Meaghan - posted on 04/16/2009

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It depends on whether or not you have a top loader or a front loader, but it sounds like they are needing more cleaning time, i also use a borax and washing soda mix here is my process for my front loader

Rinse in cold (no detergent)
Sanitary (hot wash) with second rinse with detergent
Rinse in cold (no detergent)
Dry

Sierra - posted on 04/15/2009

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Make sure you are not washing too many diapers at a time and that you always wash with the most water that you can (ie. extra large load setting). Do you have a front loader? sometimes they don't use enough water to get them really clean. This is assuming you just have a little pee smell. if it's an ammonia smell that gets worse when diaper is wet you probly need to strip. see the previous conversations about ammonia smell for more on that.

Liz - posted on 04/15/2009

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Hi Michelle, I use reusable nappies from BumGenius and their recommendation, to kill all the nasties and bacteria is to air/sun dry them wherever possible. 



I haven't had a problem with them after a machine wash though, other than somelight staining in the elastic of the leg holes sometimes, if I haven't scrubbed the poo off well enough to start with!  



I know the nappies I use are different from square cloth diapers but I'd have thought that the cleaning process would be much the same.  I do wash the nappies and my baby boy's clothes on a warm wash (all other loads are done on cold) and use an environmentally friendly washing powder from Awake in the wash.   Goodluck with it :)

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