the popcorn muncher cracks me up too. i get the same image of the person, crunching away, waiting for what will come next.
i had unbelievably stinky (ammonia) hemp that i washed approximately 7 times (i lost count) in hot water, adding bleach about half the time. i also rinsed the dickens out of the diapers.
the ammonia remained!!
then i washed them one more time on hot, with about 2 cups of vinegar (i wasn't taking any chances!). i rinsed many times to get the vinegar smell out. ammonia gone!!!!!!!!!
to the mama who was going to soak in vinegar: be careful. i've heard it can eat away at the fabric if left for too long (but i don't know how long is too long.
but here is my question: where does the ammonia come from???? if urine is mildly acidic, whence the caustic ammonia???????
off to google!
oh--somebody should email lori at fuzbaby about this. her husband is a chemist, and he knows all about this kind of stuff. he's done research on diapering materials. i'll do it if i can find the time...