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#1 of 2 Old 01-20-2012, 06:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I use thirsties duo over organic cotton flats.  I use oxyclean in a cold rinse cycle and then wash with country save on hot and then again a short wash on hot with no detergent.  the diapers smell fine but the covers smell like cat pee.  terrible.  what can i do besides getting new ones?

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Maybe throw them in for one of the cycles with detergent only?  It might be detergent build up on the covers.  Synthetics are more susceptible to build-up, which is probably why it's not happening to your flats.  You might want to hand wash your covers with a squirt of dish soap like Dawn once (make sure to rinse them clean!), and then just go back to normal, but I think maybe just throw them in the wash after your cold wash cycle. 

 

If the ammonia smell is really bad, I think there's some sort of fish tank stuff that people use to get it out (one time use sort of thing)?  I'm not sure.

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