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I've noticed some of you saying you have used bleach. I am lately noticing that when I take my diapers out of the dryer I smell hot poop. Not something pleasant. So I think I may have some build up. I was wondering if any one has tried clorax 2 since it is color safe? Would that work to get rid of the skunk. I may try the bio clean peroxide beach, has anyone tried that?
 

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For buildup sportwash or RLR are preferred. Bleach is very damaging to the fibers of the diaper. It also is a nasty chemical I wouldn't want in my diapers so that it would be near my dd's skin.
 

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Are they thick hemp diapers, or are they something else? If it's really poop you are smelling, it sounds like you just aren't getting them clean enough. What does your wash routine look like? What kind of water do you have? How much detergent do you use?<br>
I would strip the diapers. I don't remember what is in Clorox 2, but it is a color safe bleach, so I suspect it is either an enzyme bleach or an oxygen bleach. There are better options to start with.<br>
You may just need to wash those babies better or do an occasional strip to keep them smelling nice.
 

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I'd recomend trying a strip wash with calgon water softener before resorting to bleach.<br><br>
What is your poop removal step? Maybe we can offer a more effective alternative?
 

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I don't have thick diapers. And I usually do use calgon i just ran out, maybe that's the problem, I also use oxyclean occasionally but ran out too. I think i will go to the store and get some more calgon tomarrow.<br>
My wash routine is<br>
overnight soak in baking soda rinse out in the morning. Cold wash 1/4 cup of tide, rinse with vinager<br>
hot wash 1/8 c. tide followed by 2 rinses.<br>
I don't get any suds but I think that is the way my washer is built. Also I try and plop as much poop as possible into the potty scraping with TP if it doesn't easily plop off.<br>
Thanks for the suggestions. Think I'm going to do a strip wash with some more calgon tomarrow.
 

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Hey Erin...... i put all my dipes in the wash and do a cold rinse and spin to get most of the left overs off..... if I have a lot of poopy dipes i just do a rinse and spin with those then I do a hot wash with 1/4 c of tide and one extra rinse I have no stink at all...... I havent use calgon in awhile........ oh and if you need some sports wash let me know i have 2 bottles.........
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by mommy2boys</i><br><b><br>
My wash routine is<br>
overnight soak in baking soda rinse out in the morning. Cold wash 1/4 cup of tide, rinse with vinager<br>
hot wash 1/8 c. tide followed by 2 rinses.<br>
I don't get any suds but I think that is the way my washer is built. Also I try and plop as much poop as possible into the potty scraping with TP if it doesn't easily plop off.<br></b></td>
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Hum, this seems like it ought to be more than adequate to remove get diapers clean so I'm betting it iss a build up problem. Is it possible that baking soda is the culprit? It could be contributing to calcium build up in your diapers and calcium wouldn't nescessarily leave tell-tale suds.<br><br>
based on the routine that working for me right now I'd suggest simplifying things a bit.<br><br>
Maybe skip soak, do just a warm wash with 1/4 cup tide and 1/4 cup calgon, reset washer for hot wash with nothing, and a double rinse with 20 drops tto.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T Posts taken out of context are funny:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Kermit</i><br><b>You may just need to wash those babies better or do an occasional strip to keep them smelling nice.</b></td>
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Yep, I strip Kenny occasionally for this purpose . . . can't have him smelling sour <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> :LOL<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by natashaccat</i><br><b>What is your poop removal step? Maybe we can offer a more effective alternative?</b></td>
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Well, since you asked . . . first, I pull down my britches . . . then I sit on the potty and well - you know the middle part . . . then, I wipe . . . then I pull my britches back up.<br><br>
What should I be doing differently? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by mommy2boys</i><br><b>Also I try and plop as much poop as possible into the potty scraping with TP if it doesn't easily plop off.</b></td>
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Oh yes, quite right . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> :LOL
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br>
OMGoodness heather<br>
Thanks for the laugh, what a way to start the morning. You crack me up.
 

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How hot is your hot water? I have to turn mine up fully before I wash and then there is actual steam coming out of the washer. I also add a few drops of tea tree oil. It makes all the difference. (Also use Calgon in the second to last fill)<br><br>
Another thought is, do your dipes have any poly or fleece in them? If so they are probably holding onto the stink and there's not a whole lot that you can do about that once it's set except keep washing and hope it goes away over time. The sun sometimes helps. In the case of poly dipes, stink doesn't always mean dirty.<br><br>
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