Need info on using peroxide to kill the bacteria on diapers.

Amber - posted on 10/17/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I use an all natural soap called Tree Nuts but it does not kill the bacteria. I was told by some one to use peroxide to kill the bacteria. How much do I use? Do I use this during the soak, or wash cycle? Also is it safe to use on the covers or just the diapers? I use prefolds with covers. Thanks!

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TIA - posted on 03/27/2013

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TEA TREE OILCAN BE FOUND IN WAL-MART AND OTHER STORES THAT SELL VITAMINS. IN WAL-MART IN THE VITAMIN AISLE. THE VITAMINS ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER SO THE TEA TREE OIL IS USUALLY DOWN LOW IN A LITTLE GLASS BOTTLE. ASK THE PHARMACIST TO HELP YOU FIND IT. Melaleuca OIL IS TEA TREE OIL.

Denise - posted on 01/19/2013

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Hi Leslie...if you're still interested in the all natural products, the company is called Melaleuca and they are amazing. It's basically a store that you do your online shopping at for products in your home- "pharmacy" type, vitamins, cleaning, nutrition, supplements, weight loss, etc. if you would ever be interested in hearing more about the company, email me at denisegray78@yahoo.com
This opportunity changed my life and I am happy to share my experiences!

Ann-Marie - posted on 05/23/2012

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Leslie Adamson - I would love to know where you got the "Sol-u-Mel".
Cheers

Leslie - posted on 10/20/2009

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I've used cloth diapers with all my little ones. When we lived in Florida it was great we had a private fenced in back yard so I could hang them out in the son on the line. Now that we live in Georgia our back yard is too shaded and there is no where to hang diapers :-(



I really struggled with finding something that would work to take the smell out and the stains. We tried everything from peroxide to lemon juice to oxiclean to vinegar. Nothing did the trick until a girlfriend turned me onto this amazing Wellness company that creates their own products that are all natural and safer for the home.



They make this product called Sol-u-Mel and it is trully AMAZING. Even the diaper pale doesn't stink anymore. The diapers are white again. My little ones don't have diaper rash anymore! Now we use this stuff on everything. We just got two puppies and when they have accidents we use the Sol-u-mel.



If anyone is interested let me know and I can point you in the right direction!



Leslie

Mom to six blessings

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peroxide and oxiclean are very similar. Oxiclean is basically baking soda and peroxide, chemically speaking. Both oxiclean and peroxide are safe for diapers, but I've heard it wears away elastics. If I were using peroxide with my diapers, I would probably just put it in with the detergent the way I would oxiclean.

Felicia - posted on 10/19/2009

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The best thing I was told was to dry your nappies in the sun as the UV light sterilises the nappies.

Sheena - posted on 10/19/2009

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I read that you need to add a cleaner like oxyclean or sun cleaner, one of that type of soaps to your wash along with your other detergent. This is supposed to kill the bacteria. I use a detergent called Charlies Soap and the sun cleaner. The charlies soap can only be ordered online...they have their own website, but the sun cleaner can be found anywhere I got it at a dollar general store.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/17/2009

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Some have found it at WalMart with the herbal meds (I think), I have seen it in the organic section at Kroger, some have found some at Target and HEB. I know you can get it online at amazon.com as well. If you have a natural/organic store I'd check there.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/17/2009

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I used peroxide once on a couple pads. I just poured a cap full directly on them in the sink and let sit for a few minutes like I do our toothbrushes. But I would probably use tea tree oil instead for diapers. In that case you just put a drop or three in the rinse cycle.

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