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Originally Posted by USAmma
You will have to use SportsWash a few times to have it strip fully. If you have lots of buildup it will take awhile. And buildup causes diaper rash, esp if you use baking soda. My dd had the worse bleeding sore rash from me using Trader Joes natural detergent one time on the dipes. When she peed, that area on her skin was literally burning.
Oxiclean is good for odors but it also takes awhile to rinse out in my experience.
If you want to do the bleach route, just remember that it's a powerful acid and it *will* rot your elastic and PUL much faster than normal wear and tear. I know you want to get rid of the stink, but you don't want to ruin the dipes, either.
Originally Posted by our3boys
So - amberthesugarcat - do you use the microfiber at night now? And still no stink? How long are the diapers worn at night? And do you rinse them out after each use?
Originally Posted by marasmum
Just out of curiousity, I googled microfiber and found some interesting stuff. Sounds like the microfiber is such an effective cleaner and so absorbant, it DOES attract some "buggies"... But that is what it was designed for (cleaning surfaces with just plain water therefore avoiding the use of harsh detergents and chemicals). Check this site out (specifically the "Microfiber is a Workhorse" section): http://www.eriecotton.com/about-microfiber-cloths.asp
Might be better to use folded microfiber towels instead of the multi-layer microfiber inserts - the plain towels probably clean much more easily than the inserts.