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I know, I'm weird,lol. But I'm wondering if because ds is still a super soaker (soaks a m/l Nightnewt stuffed in a pocket fitted by morning!) that the smell is just always going to be there or if we're still having slightly stinky hemp issues? He can only sleep in his Kiwipie oatmeal cover a couple of times before I need to wash it because of stink. I dread toddler pee...I really do...he's almost 11mos. old btw. He's been in cloth since about 2mos. I just never noticed it smelling at night until the last few weeks...am I crazy? How do other nighttime diapers smell? (k, this is gross, I'm sorry!)
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Oh WOW how did I miss that thread! Awesome, I'll give that a try. We already use TTO in the rinse, so we've got lots of that. I'll get a giant thing of baking soda at Costco.
 

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They stink!! :LOL Actually, Jessa's (2.5 year old) aren't as bad as Ella's (6 month old)! Ella can only wear her Kiwi Pie cover a few times at night also and KP covers are the only covers that work for her! I use a FCB Night Light with heavy wetter insert AND a doubler and it's wet through the front in the AM. I also use Darling Diapers pocket fitteds stuffed with a 6 layer hemp fleece insert and doubler - same thing - DRENCHED and STINKY! I don't think it's a hemp smelling issue. I think it's just because the urine is sitting there all night.
I would change Ella during the night if she woke up, but she sleeps 12 hours straight right next to me and I don't dare disturb her!
 

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Johnathan's reaks of urine when I take it off in the morning, but I don't smell it other than that. He has worn wool at night twice and leaked through big time once, so I am sticking with our ME Airflow cover for now. I wash it about every 3-4 days.
 

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I think mine smelled because of build-up and urine sitting all day in the pail. I think the baking soda helps the water wash everything out of the fibers and the TTO is a germicide.

Ohh and I use TTO in the HOT wash itself, not the rinse, it feels to me like hot germicidal oil would just clean better, LOL
 

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Originally Posted by HRC121799
Oh Kellie, isn't it so sad when the KP covers are drying??? Love them so....
YUP! I have two that I rotate and just bought a pair of pickle pants to use in emergencies! I wish I could use my KPs during the day, but I have to reserve them for night.
NONE of her other wool holds it all in! :LOL
 

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It's the hemp. If you can, try to use all cotton at night (as JenInSeattle mentioned) and see the difference in how it smells in the morning. It's not the hemp itself, it's that the hemp is dense and when sewn in layers, holds in waste and bacteria.
If you boil your hemp inserts for 10 minutes or use chlorine bleach in the last 5 min. of your wash on your hemp diapers, you will be shocked how fresh they smell in the morning. They also don't get as bad smelling in the diaper pail.
I'm switching to hemp flats to try to end this stinky hemp problem. I figure one layer of hemp fleece should get pretty clean without jumping through the extra hoops. If not, I'm done with hemp for regular daily/nightly use, cuz Caden's not a heavy wetter anymore.
Oh, and if you are one of the only ones that's never had stinky hemp, I either believe you have a different definition of stink (some say it's normal pee smell, not stink), or you use chlorine bleach from time to time, or you have hemp that is not very old, or you have very thin hemp (no more than 2 layer) items and have a great wash routine and line dry. I also think the natural oils in the hemp are what is "antimicrobial" about hemp, and when that gets stripped out of the hemp after a few weeks or months, it starts to stink. So if your hemp isn't too old, hang on a bit.
 

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This is the best thread! I have always used FB stuffed w/3 joeys because that's all that worked. But the smell was SO bad every morning
: that I thought it was because of the non-breathable-ness of the PUL. Now we're using hemp SP and a doubler under a KP at night and the smell is ten times less- but still that stinky hempy smell
. I'm going to Costco tomorrow and will buy a big box of baking soda and give this system a try. TTO in the wipe solution has always given Lexi a horrid rash, though. I'm hoping it will rinse out enough in the wash not to do that. Oh, and we have the world's hardest water here- will that matter??
 
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