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UPDATE: <span>So, almost a month later, my diapers still SINK. I finally bought some Bac Out from Amazon.com but am unsure what to do with it. Do i put it on my diapers straight and let them sit for a certain amount of time? Do I put it in my washing machine and let them soak for a while, how much would I use? Is there something else I am supposed to do? Please help, my diapers are really stinky and it IS noticeable when DS is wearing a diaper!!</span><br><br>
I'm hoping some of you ladies will have ideas to clean my diapers, right now they STINK like fish oil!!!<br><br>
A few days ago DH dropped the bottle of cod liver oil and it broke. He cleaned it up with one of our prefolds. I didn't know this and washed it with all of my diapers and now all of my diapes smell like fish oil. When I washed them I used borax in addition to Tide. Before I took them out of the washer I noticed the smelled funny (at the time I didn't know what happened) so I did another cycle with bleach. The next day my DH mentioned that DS2 still smelled liek fish oil and I didn't know what he meant because DS2 had a bath, it was then that DH told me about the diaper. Any ideas how to get this smell out?<br><br>
TIA!!<br>
SJ
 

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I haven't had that problem, but I have had amazing luck getting things that were oily out with castille soap, ie Dr. Bronners.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I'm so sorry. That sounds horrid.<br><br>
I'd try some Bac Out I think. Good luck!
 

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I would soak them with some Bac Out in the machine. Did you try soaking them with baking soda ever? I've had good luck with completely different problem odors by alternating bac out and baking soda treatments.<br><br>
Hope it works out!
 

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Have you tried vinager my uncles use it to get the fish smell out of there fishing gear and it works great.
 

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how about Charlies soap????
 

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I did try soaking them in baking soda with a vinegar rinse, but maybe I didn't use enough. How much baking soda and how much vinegar? How much Bac Out? I've never heard of Charlie's Soap but I'll definately try it if the Bac Out doesn't work. I'm getting kind of desperate here, I don't want DS to be known as the stinky kid at only 8 months old (or ever for that matter)!!!! LOL!
 

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Do a regular wash with detergent and like 2 cups vinager added into the wash cycle rinsewell may have to wash twice.
 

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If you wanted to use baking soda or bac-out I would use 1-2 cups (per big washingmachine filled with dipes & water). Perhaps do a load soaked with bac out (or baking soda) & just a little detergent. Then, instead of drying, wash again with 1-2 cups vinegar and THEN throw in the dryer. Think of it as a super-duty extra rinse (the vinegar wash).
 

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Have you tried Dawn dishsoap? Dishsoap cuts oil and since that's the problem I think that would be your best shot. If you have a toploader, use a tbsp or even two, lots of hot water. You want to get some good bubbles in there and then rinse, rinse, rinse.<br><br>
Bac-out it great for protein stains and stink (like poop and such). It can't hurt to try it, but I think a grease-cutter is what you really need. Try them both!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you tried Dawn dishsoap? Dishsoap cuts oil and since that's the problem I think that would be your best shot. If you have a toploader, use a tbsp or even two, lots of hot water. You want to get some good bubbles in there and then rinse, rinse, rinse.<br><br>
Bac-out it great for protein stains and stink (like poop and such). It can't hurt to try it, but I think a grease-cutter is what you really need. Try them both!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/neg.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="negative"> think you need a grease cutter too. Dawn would be my first line of attack. It's pretty good at cutting grease, and would be gentle on the cloth. I had a tube of mascara (another oil based stain) go in with my prefolds years ago<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: About 1/2 of it came out with the Dawn, but I finally landed up using one the natural "Agent Orange" type cleaners to finally get it all off. Man I had a ton of rinsing to do afterwards though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Thanks for all the great info! I did an overnight soak with the Bac Out and am going to follow it up with a second wash with vinegar. I did try Dawn (sorry I forgot to mention it) in the beginning but it didn't work. I probably used about a tablespoon and maybe it wasn't enough. If this doesn't work I'll up the Dawn to two tablespoons but I am definately not looking forward to all that rinsing!!! Thanks again and I will post again later to let you know if the stink is gone.<br><br>
SJ
 
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