DS is 1 year old and he's my second kid in cloth dipes... thought I would've had this figured out by now!
His diapers all stink horribly the second they get wet. Most leak in a very short period of time as well, and he has a recurring rash that I suspect is due to the diapers. (It clears up when we put lanolin on it and let him go diaper-less as much as possible.)
We use pocket diapers - Imagine and Tweedle Bugs - and occasionally some prefolds with PUL covers. Sposies at night.
Top load washer, cold water rinse first, then hot wash with Arm and Hammer Free and Clear and a squirt of BioKleen. 3 drops of Lavender EO in the first rinse. 3 rinses after the Lavender EO. Inserts and prefolds dried in the dryer, covers on the line.
We use a dry diaper bag and wash every day.
I've stripped the diapers recently so I don't think there's a detergent buildup problem, and even more recently I deep cleaned them with repeat washing until they smelled absolutely totally 100% clean.
What am I doing wrong?! What else can I try? What would you do to beat this evil combination of diaper curses?
I'm tempted to start over from scratch with flats but that would kill the budget, especially after all we've invested in the diapers we already have.