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#1 of 5 Old 03-01-2014, 07:50 PM - Thread Starter
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We have fuzzi bunz diapers and my child keeps breaking out in them. She's been iusing them for one year without problems and about four months ago I started having to strip them on a monthly basis but now it's not working. I've stripped with dawn, 1 cup of vinegar in the rinse, and tea tree oil in the rinse. She's still breaking out. What else can I try?
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Maybe switch detergents? I've had had very good luck with Charlie's Soap and FB. Rockin Green works well too.

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I have always used powdered tide (the basic stuff) and about a tablespoon of bleach in my cold water rinse and I have never had a problem with absorbency, odor, or rashes. I stripped every 5 months or so with Sensi-Clean. When I used Allen's I had issues with skin irritation with both my son and daughter. I also run an extra rinse too.
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Hard water? I've had luck stripping with Calgon water softener. We have super hard water and I use Allen's detergent.

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Do you have a front loader or top loader washing machine?


I now have a front loader and found out after we bought it that you can't strip diapers in front loaders so here is what I do...


I turn up the hot water heater, fill the bathtub.  To the water I add 2-3 good squirts of Dawn a cup of vinegar and 1 god shake of baking soda.  Put the diapers and inserts into the tub.  I go in and "stir" the diapers in the tub after a while and let them soak until the water cools.  I wring the diapers and inserts out and put them in the washing machine with detergent and very little tea tree oil and baking soda.  Again if you have a front loader there should be a water plus button that uses more water to wash with.  Also, no matter what kind of machine you have make sure you rinse at least 3 times.  Typically when I wash diapers I do a regular cycle with the soap, when it's done I run another full cycle DO NOT ADD ANY MORE SOAP, then do 3 rinse cycles after that.  If you are getting the soap or tea tree oil out it could be causing irritation.  


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