Hi all, we just welcomed our third baby last week (7 days old already! Crazy!) and I'm starting to think about cloth now.
My 2 year old has just recently potty learned (still sometimes in cloth overnight), and we'd be reusing the diapers we have for him. We have the Babyland pocket diapers- you know, those cheap ones from China. We've never had any serious issues with them, until I started making my own laundry detergent. Now pee puddles on top of the diaper and then leak out the legs- totally not useful at all. I made a new laundry detergent for cloth diapers, stripped the diapers, and started again. Still no improvement. Re-stripped and went back to my previous detergent that I've been using for years (shaklee) and it's not any better. Stripped twice more, no improvement.
Are these diapers just toast? I hate to have to buy more diapers, but I'm getting close to giving up.
Stripping methods I've used: baking soda, white vinegar, oxi-clean, and bleach with multiple hot washes in between to try to remove any soap residue. I never see any bubbles when they wash, though, so I'm not sure what it is.