I really need some help here! We have had MEs for about four years now, since our first DDs birth. I also got some One Size about two years ago when DD2 was born. I have always washed them in hot water with a mild detergent and used a vinegar-filled downy ball during the rinse.
Suddenly, within literally two months, they are deteriorating. The dryer lint catcher is FULL of diaper fuzz every time and the dipes are going bald! All the nap is being stripped from the diapers, and there are hard little balls of fabric inside.
The only thing that has changed is that we moved, so now we are on well water, we bought a new washer (the calypso one that shifts the clothes instead of agitating them), and I have switched detergent to Bi-O-Kleen powder detergent. Why is this happening to all of my dipes, even the newer ones?? Oh, and sometimes I would squirt in a little Dr. Bronner's peppermint to make the house smell yummy.