We let the salts run out of out water softener and lately DD's diapers have had this horrible STINK and have been giving her a rash. We have CD'd since she was born and her brother before her (though we lived in a different area with different water with him). She's 14 months and I haven't had any problems that some OxyClean hasn't solved, until now.
We use mostly one size pockets, with some fitteds, prefolds, and covers. I wash with Dawn in the pre wash cycle on cold, and then wash with store brand free and clear on hot with an extra rinse. Once month I use OxyClean. This has always worked until the past few months that we have been without the water softener. We have a front loader.
Today I washed as usual-but added some bleach, thinking it might be a bacteria thing-, stripped with Dawn, rinsed 4 times until there were no bubbles, and they still smell nasty!!!
How can I get the mineral build up out of these things? Yes, the softener is full of salt again and has been running.