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#1 of 2 Old 07-16-2012, 09:33 PM - Thread Starter
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I have been using cloth training pants on my 3 year old neice for a couple of months now, and have noticed that some of them constantly smell like pee, despite washing them several times.  Its mostly the ones that have a waterproof cover to them (Gerber brand).  I have tried soaking them with a little bit of lavender oil, but it hasn't helped.  I always soak the training pants before I wash them, so they don't get a lot of stains on them.


Anyone else have this trouble?  What did you do to get them to stop stinking so much after washing?



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It might be detergent buildup.  I would recommend some Bac-Out, or some oxygen bleach followed by a wash with nothing but hot water, and perhaps an extra rinse. 


Good luck!  Getting rid of that smell can be a tough one!

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