Diaper Stripping

Christy - posted on 12/12/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I need to strip my diapers. I usually just wash with a little soap but I think a few soiled diapers have been put in the wash bag, not all rinsed off and now my clean diapers smell and some are streaked. Any tips on what to use to strip them?



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Christy

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Candice - posted on 02/09/2009

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I use Dawn too.. I have recently discovered Bac Out, and it has taken away the odors too!!

Rei - posted on 02/08/2009

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I heard the blue Dawn is great but I used the Palmolive OXY (that's all I had on hand)and it worked great. I also added 1/2 cup of white vinegar...my diapers came out looking new!

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2009

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When I strip my diapers, I do a regular wash first.  Then I use one of two methods.  One is to wash with a Tbs or two of Dawn Original dish soap.  I do an extra rinse or two or three depending on suds.  My most favorite way to strip though is with RLR laundry treatment.  Throw it in with the wash (no soap).  Then rinse until there are no more suds. :)  To get out stains, like the other ladies have said, the sun works wonders!

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I strip mine by washing them normally with minimal soap, then running an additional long, hot wash with just 1/2 cup vinegar. While it is running, I fill every pot I have with water and bring them to a boil on the stove. I add boiling water to the washer as it is filling, and continuing to add boiling water while it is agitating. If you see soap bubbles while it is agitating, you have buildup. Do another rinse cycle after this is done and hang them outside to dry (to get rid of stains). I do this every few months when they smell a bit stinky.

I used to use some dawn, but I ran out and haven't bought any in over a year. This method has worked well for me.

Sherrie - posted on 12/15/2008

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Sun, Sun, Sun... I always used Charlies Soap. I know several people don't like it any more. I loved it though. I would do a hot rinse without anything, wash with extra rinse with charlies and then another hot rinse. If that didn't take care of it, rinse, rinse and rinse.

Vilate - posted on 12/13/2008

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Stripping. . .

I put my laundry soap-that has no enzymes in it, a few drops of teatree oil-to help kill bacteria, some water softener-to help the dertergent work better, and the diapers in the wash, and then run the wash cycle over and over until there are no bubbles left in the washer then run the rest of the cycle. Then hang them in the sun! the sun is great for stains and smells, even if it is cold! Good luck!

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