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Ok, so here's my wash routine....

Cold rinse
Hot wash w/Dawn
Cold wash or rinse

So now here's the problem... My diapers STINK after coming out of the dryer! GRRR! WHY? I don't get it! Do I need to use a stronger detergent? They stink like his bf poop. Not sure what the deal is but it's really bothersome. They don't smell like detergent was left in after he pees or poops.
 

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OK! Good to know!

Here's our first test... I'm letting the diapers soak in vinegar right now to see if that helps. Next up is the baking soda if this doesn't work... Then onto the bleach, although I was hoping to avoid it! How much bleach for just a small load?????
 

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Originally Posted by GypsyGrin View Post
I've had good luck with Dawn, baking soda, and a little borax.

I also hang them out on the line as much as possible & when I bring them in they smell like sunshine.

So what is your wash routine?
 

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Originally Posted by MamatoAlex View Post
Not to add in too much feedback here, but is it possible that you're water isn't hot enough? Any chance any other laundry got added in with the dipes? When my DH puts our cloth napkins in the dryer with dipes, it makes them smell gross. Like restaurant laundry. Yecky.
I've been putting flats that I've used to catch breastmilk from nursing in with the diapers but I don't think that's the smell. They smell like his poop... To me, strongly.
 

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UPDATE:

Well, I let the diapers soak in vinegar and then let them run through a wash. When I smelled them I thought mmmm these smell nice... Then I got to thinking, "why do they smell so good?" Well, come to find out I had just washed dh's laundry w/fabric softner and that's what the dipes smelled like. Prolly not a good thing! So now they're finishing their hot wash w/Purex Free and Clear. Thought I would try something different. We'll see how it goes!
 
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