Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Yikes, living w/ my ILs!
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Okay, so I have finally figured out a system for keeping my hemp diapers smelling fresh.
I use a dry pail (maybe that's just because I'm lazy) and then I put them in the wash on the Pre-Soak Pre-Wash Cycle- If you don't have one, you can just turn the nob to where it starts the final rinse and start from there, and I use Bi-o-Kleen soap and biokleen powder oxygen bleach (just a tad of each) with hot water and i have my water heater turned up high and I add some kosher salt(cheap and bulk) for good luck because my water is hard then I come back to visit my diapers and I add 2 tablespoons of powder ox bleach and wash the dipes on Cotton Sturdy with the extra soiled option which makes it agitate longer on hot water again, then it rinses on cold.
I know it looks like a lot but it's really not. One prewash and one wash. I started doing this because I was seriously needing to strip my dipes and I am NOT going to boil them, I 'm just not. I refuse. I want CDing to be easy so when I tell people it is I'm not lying, kwim? Incidentally, now my dipes have fewer stains that need sunning and they are SO much softer! I also stopped overdoing the BacOut thing because I think all the oil was hard to get out in the wash, kwim? Anyway, that's our system and our hemp smells/looks/feels good. I really think it's hot water and less detergent. Good luck, it's always such a bummer to put a diaper that is already stinky on your kid.