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This morning, I took off DS's wool soaker (it's a Disana), and it smelled disgusting, like that yucky "fishy" smell. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> I am 100% certain that it is <i>not</i> the diaper; I just stripped my dipes last week, and they're all doing just great on smell issues. But, there is <i>something</i> going on with this soaker, I just don't know what (it's been giving me lots of stink issues, and this is the worst yet!).<br><br>
I used to wash with WOW, but I switched to Eucalan a few weeks ago. My new routine, which has apparently proved only to be so-so, is as follows: 1) Swish soaker around in Euclan and water for a minute, then soak for 15-20 minutes; 2) Wash with nagchampa bar soap; 3) Swish around again in fresh Eucalan and water mixture, this time with Lansinoh added in, then soak for 15-20 minutes; 4) Roll in a towel to get out excess moisture, and lay flat to dry.<br><br>
This just hit me- around the same time that the stinkiness started to become a problem with this soaker (a few months ago), it also developed some random, major felting in the crotch area. The soaker is a natural beige color, but this large patch is a dark yellow, which turns a disgusting brown color when it's wet. I think that this is where most of the smell is coming from...<br><br>
So, any thoughts? Suggestions? I'm really upset about this, because it was my favorite soaker. It's just groooooss right now!<br><br><br><br>
ETA: We haven't used diaper ointment in months, and never Desitin (only Burt's Bees), so we know that's not the culprit! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I don't know what the answer is but this just happened to one of my favorite shirts! I keep rewashing but it keeps getting worse. I have no idea what is going on!! Hope someone else knows.
 

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Have you ever used desitin? There is CLO in it and it will make everything that gets near it stink like fishy. I had to throw away a bunch of my prefolds after my 3yo found some random desitin in our house and got it all over some of our diapers. No matter what I did, the smell wouldn't go away.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you ever used desitin? There is CLO in it and it will make everything that gets near it stink like fishy. I had to throw away a bunch of my prefolds after my 3yo found some random desitin in our house and got it all over some of our diapers. No matter what I did, the smell wouldn't go away.</div>
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Nope, no Desitin, ever. We haven't used any ointment in quite some time...I'm actually going to add that to my op, because I'm sure others will ask the same thing!<br><br>
I posted this on another board, and it was suggested that my wool needs to be stripped. So, I'm doing a couple of soaks in Dr. Bronner's baby soap, and then I'm going to do another Eucalan wash. I hope it works!
 

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I just posted about this a couple weeks ago. One load of my dipes smelled SOO bad, and the only thing I could describe it as was fish! Blah! I couldn't figure out what could have caused it, so I stripped them and some of them STILL have a hint of the smell on them, to this day.
 
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