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Old 05-16-2007, 02:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Is a pinkish color on diapers normal? is it her pee or the diaper? twice it was right after she peed and the rest of the time they turn pinkish after a day in the diaper bin.
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I've never experienced anything like that Could it be dye bleeding onto the wet dipes? What kind of dipes are you using?
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I also haven't herad of this. Is it just showing up where her pee hits the dipe? Or are you using fitteds w/wool? I've had a couple pairs of wool shorties bleed onto fitteds before.
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mmmm some of my i nserts and covers have a pink tinge from poo, but it's always there until I sun thm out. What kind of diapers is this happening to?
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This always used to happen with our Bumkins AIOs, but not any other diaper. The only thing that worked to get rid of it was hanging them in the sun. I've never been able to figure out what caused it though.
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Actually its more orangy. Its like that in all the ones that have a good amount of pee after about a day in the pail. The Under the Niles, the old gerber prefolds, the new prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers. I don't know if the detergent I use is leaving residue and the pee reacting? I thought RLR was good enought to strip them of anything?

The color does wash off, and I make sure they spend a good amount of time in the sun, I just don't know what it is, or something I should look into.
I'm going to start doing extra rinses since the washer is old it might not be getting it all out..?
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If it is orange it is Uric acid crystals and normal in newborns, but could signal dehydration.
You might want to google it and see if you can find a pic or more info.
My DS had it and it went away fairly quickly.

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I hear dreft will turn diapers pink in addition to other problems but I think that happens in the wash not in the pail. Hmm...

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I get that too but just assumed it was the urine reacting with mineral deposits from our hard water. I could totally be wrong though.
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I read someplace that this sometimes happens with a chemical rxn between the urine and Bordeaux's ButtPaste. Are you using a diaper rash cream that could cause it??

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I used to get pink stains on my kushies and Bummi whisper pull on covers (but not the wraps) bright hot pink. Never figured it out but one day found a forgotten bottle of pumped breastmilk in my car all old and icky but the "milk" had turned the same hot pink. : DH said cause it was girly milk :

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some types of mold are a pinkish color

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some types of mold are a pinkish color
I was wondering about this too. OP, it sounds like you're in a tropical climate? I wonder if it's mold.
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There's this too... http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...act/67/3/443-c

I know that's not what's causing my problem but it might be a factor
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Don't think its dehydration she pees every hour
I think it is deposits from the detergent. I have an old washer and tried doing a second and third rinse showed me suds still!
and I stated it wrong, at closer examination it is an orangy color, it shows up after it starts to dry. hopefully the extra rinses help. We are moving so the washer is going in the trash
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This happened to my son's diapers and inserts, except ours turned purple. We thought it was mold but sometimes the diapers at the bottom of the pail would be white and the ones at the top of the same pail would be purplish. I finally pinned it down to baby tylenol. On the particularly bad teething days (the days that I used tylenol) the diapers would turn purple as they sat in the pail.

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Wow. You learn something new every day. I'd never heard of the diapers turning colors.
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one day found a forgotten bottle of pumped breastmilk in my car all old and icky but the "milk" had turned the same hot pink. : DH said cause it was girly milk :
Ewww to finding the milk, to DH's comment
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