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I got out all my dipes to strip, because of stinky dipe problem.<br><br>
I washed on hot with a little bit of tide, then washed and washed and washed on hot with nothing. I think I did 8 washes and there were still bubbbles coming out. I finally gave up on that load. Am now doing my seond load of dipes.<br><br>
We have hard water here, is this my problem?<br>
Is there something else I should do? Is there something I can do to prevent problems in the future?<br><br>
Man, I hope my septic tank can handle this...LOL
 

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Try no soap at all and then 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 vinegar in the wash. This was suggested to me as a way to strip diapers by another mama here. Both are deodorizers and should remove any soap residue.<br><br>
If you have hard water the problem might be you're not using enough detergent and they aren't getting as clean.<br><br>
When you checked for suds did you just lift the lid see a few bubbles and close it again or did you wait a second to see if the bubbles went away? It could have been oxygen bubbles from agitation in the wash and not soap residue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I tried calgon water softener.....<br><br>
So put the baking soda and vinegar in together?<br>
I'll try that in the morning. These have been thru 4 washes and there are tons of bubbles in there. yes, I know its soap. I open the lid, then stick my hand under there to hold the button down so it keeps agitatig while I watch it. There is a thick layer of soap on the top.<br><br>
man this is a pain. When I lived in CA I washed diapers with no weird stuff, didnt have to think about it, and had clean dipes all the time. Even when I had to use alaundry mat and only washed once a week, still never had problems....
 

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i DONT SEE HOW i CAN BE USING TOO- oops sorry caps- much soap, I was only using about 1/4 to 1/3 of the cap. Then I started thinking I asnt using enough to upped it to about 1/2 of the cap.<br><br>
Hopefully this will at least improve it.<br><br>
Thanks guys!
 

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Did you turn up the water heater to HOT? I can strip diapers and wash 8-9 times and finally get no suds if I crank up the water heater <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i DONT SEE HOW i CAN BE USING TOO- oops sorry caps- much soap, I was only using about 1/4 to 1/3 of the cap. Then I started thinking I asnt using enough to upped it to about 1/2 of the cap.<br><br>
Hopefully this will at least improve it.<br><br>
Thanks guys!</div>
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THAT IS A LOT OF SOAP, lol, MOST MOMS i SPEAK WITH USE A TABLESPOON, i PERSONALLY USE A TEASPOON<br><br>
crap i DID THE CAPS TOO, lol
 

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[So I've been stripping all day...]<br><br>
How many layers of clothes do you wear?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
Sorry...I couldn't resist.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">[So I've been stripping all day...]<br><br>
How many layers of clothes do you wear?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
Sorry...I couldn't resist.</div>
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ROFL, thanks I needed that laugh
 

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<b>So *I've* been stripping all day......</b><br><br>
...and so far I haven't earned much money at all--just got a little guy frequently really interested in what is going on inside my bra and then he's really interested in his toys.... men! so unpredictible.... I do so love this gig, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>dr.j</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">[So I've been stripping all day...]<br><br>
How many layers of clothes do you wear?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
Sorry...I couldn't resist.</div>
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LMAO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: <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/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">[So I've been stripping all day...]<br><br>
How many layers of clothes do you wear?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
Sorry...I couldn't resist.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I was trying to think of something witty too... but alas, it is too freaking early!
 

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Just had to say I got a kick out of your thread name. You must wear an awful lot of clothing, lol! EIther that or your dh is sure a lucky man (or a slave driver, lol!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">LMAO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: <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/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon"></div>
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Boobiemama has been stripping all day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br><br>
Sorry - in a mood this AM. Good luck with the stripping, er... diapers!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">[So I've been stripping all day...]<br><br>
How many layers of clothes do you wear?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
Sorry...I couldn't resist.</div>
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THAT's exactly what I was thinking someone might intepret that had this not been a diapering board, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br><br>
Nada
 

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Cramk upi yuor water heater and give it a little time to heat up before starting your wash load. 1-2 hours.<br>
If yuo can't do this, boil a large pan of water and add it to your wash. The super hot water will do the trick much quicker than regular hot water.<br><br>
If you are not working with micro fleece or plastic snaps, you can boil the diapers on the stove. Also, much quicker and less wasteful than wash after wash.<br>
If dealing with pockets, wash by hand with dawn dish soap, put in the sink in hot water and soap, let soak until water cools, then scrub. Rinse super well in the sink then put through a wash without any detergent.<br>
If you have time to go to wal mart, pick up some RLR. It's in the laundry aisle, hanging from the aisle, in a 2 ball package. Throw one ball in the wash load, works great on diapers (and your whites)<br>
You can also get at walmart in the camping/hunting section. Sportwash, same as sensi clean. Add 1 capfull. This take 1-3 washes.<br><br>
Hopefully that will help some <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">THAT's exactly what I was thinking someone might intepret that had this not been a diapering board, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br><br>
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So what does this say about me - I read the thread and guess I am so absolutely immersed in the diapering world that STRIPPING has come to only have one meaning to me.... never even thought about being nekid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So what does this say about me - I read the thread and guess I am so absolutely immersed in the diapering world that STRIPPING has come to only have one meaning to me.... never even thought about being nekid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"></div>
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It means your mind is not <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/inthet.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="inthet"> (and not in the sense of dealing with poopy dipes).
 

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I was rinsing, rinsing, rinsing, rinsing, two days ago. I did notice a difference so I was happy about that. I'm planning to try the sportswash soon.
 
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