Kenny's urine stinks in his overnight diapers. It also stinks in his nap diapers. On occasion it will stink when I use his unbleached prefolds. These are previously fresh smelling diapers that stink once peed upon.
Moving to another room. Every day I end up using 2 to 3 dishrags at the sink. Why? Because in spite of how FRESH they smell when I pull them out of the drawer and use them for the first time. Once used, they will develop a 'sour' smell and I don't want to wipe that smell on my girl's faces, the table the counters or dishes, so I switch it out.
I'm thinking it is the same type of thing.
We are not diaper services. There is a limit to the level of heat we can put our diapers through. Although I do believe we 'clean' our diapers we cannot honestly say that we sterilize them completely or that we even kill all bacteria. I do believe that the smell on my dishrag is 'left over' bacteria as is the smell on the diapers.
This keyboard has bacteria - the desk - the kitchen counters - my body - it is all around us everywhere. If you use a towel for several days, it doesn't smell fresh anymore - whether you hang it to dry or not . . . it starts to smell a bit 'sour' or 'stale.'
I don't know if there is a way to tackle all smells . . . it would be nice, but I just don't want to bleach my diapers at each wash or turn up my water heater to scalding levels. So, I deal with a sour smell here or there and just try to get 'em as clean as I can.
There's my 2 cents - anyone else?