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Okay mamas, tell me what I did wrong! I used Sportwash for a load of diapers and when I got them out of the wash there was actually bits of poo (BFP from a 2 mo old) still stuck to one of the diapers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: yuck yuck yuck I've never had this happen before- could it be that the Sportwash just doesn't clean well enough? Here is my wash routine: I did a cold rinse, added 1 cap of Sportwash, and did a hot wash with an extra rinse cycle. Is Sportwash supposed to be used with other detergent at the same time? I have a front-loader, btw.
 

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Mmm..I've used Sportswash since last Aug and I've never had that happen. How many diapers were in the load? Did you have enough water? My only guess is maybe that dipe just got stuck together so it couldn't get rinsed off properly!
 

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I don't have a FL but I always use sportwash and it cleans my diapers very well..... I have hard water and use calgon too but didn't always.... was it a very full load?? maybe there wasn't enough room to agitate??
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mmm..I've used Sportswash since last Aug and I've never had that happen. How many diapers were in the load? Did you have enough water? My only guess is maybe that dipe just got stuck together so it couldn't get rinsed off properly!</div>
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hmmmm.....i am puzzled by this one too. the bf baby poo should have been rinsed away in the cold rinse, shouldn't it have?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">hmmmm.....i am puzzled by this one too. the bf baby poo should have been rinsed away in the cold rinse, shouldn't it have?</div>
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I agree with that and the other posters. Maybe there were too many dipes for the water level? We use Sportwash and it gets our dipes <span style="text-decoration:underline;">really</span> clean, even without a pre-wash rinse.
 

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we've had it happen a time or two also - no matter what detergent we use.<br><br>
i've found that if dh doesn't spray off a dipe, or at least give a quick rinse to it, he'll just fold it in half, and sometimes it just sticks together and doesn't unfold to get washed all the way - especially if it's fleece or velour.
 

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I would also say that there were too many dipes in the wash so they didn't get moved around enough or not enough water. We love Sprtwash here also <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I don't expect miracles. I rinse my diapers *well* with the minishower before putting them in the pail, both pee and poop ones. I probably have the best smelling pail around! Poop just grosses me out in the washer esp. after 2-3 days. When I do a wash, I run a quick rinse first just to make them extra clean. Then I fill with hot water and do a soak with a full cap of sportswash. Overnight is preferred but if I'm running out of diapers and can't do it overnight I will soak for at least an hour. Then finish the wash cycle, one extra rinse just to be sure. The diapers are squeaky clean, no residue or buildup.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't expect miracles. I rinse my diapers *well* with the minishower before putting them in the pail, both pee and poop ones. I probably have the best smelling pail around! Poop just grosses me out in the washer esp. after 2-3 days. When I do a wash, I run a quick rinse first just to make them extra clean. Then I fill with hot water and do a soak with a full cap of sportswash. Overnight is preferred but if I'm running out of diapers and can't do it overnight I will soak for at least an hour. Then finish the wash cycle, one extra rinse just to be sure. The diapers are squeaky clean, no residue or buildup.</div>
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That's a good idea about spraying off even just pee'd dipes ... keeps that stink away! Oh, and on the Sportwash ... I've never had that happen, so I can't really offer any suggestions that haven't already been given. I would try, though, again with a smaller load and make sure (as much as you can) that they aren't stuck together when you load them. (Okay, so I guess I did have one suggestion in there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: )
 

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yeah, I think it was a fluke. I have a fl and sportwash is an absolute necessity, nothing else works for us! Try it again, you'll love it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It got rid of our wretched diaper buildup, and fast!
 

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I have a top-loader, but never had problems. We have mildly hard water, so I add Calgon water softener as well...but I think stuck-poop sounds like a low-water or agitation issue...no?<br><br>
I'm not familiar with front-loaders, though.
 

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I've had it happen before...not necessarily with Sport Wash but with other detergents. I agree with the other mommas...maybe it was over loaded? I know that when we had a larger load than normal I had two dipes and a couple wipes that came out as if they were never washed. Ewww <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
I use Sport Wash once a month on dipes and it does a fabulous job of getting rid of any buildup. We <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it!
 

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Hmm.. sounds like it was a fluke. I do laundry every day (small stash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) so there was only about 12 diapers in the load, plus cloth wipes. So the washer wasn't overloaded, but it sounds like maybe there was not enough water to agitate well. It was a FB, so maybe the fleece did get stuck together somehow, as suggested. I do usually dunk/swish poopy diapers if they are really bad, but I cannot remember for sure if I dunked this one before washing. I'll give Sportwash a try again!
 

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my guess is there might of been too many diapers. maybe try washing with reg detergent and then with sport wash.
 
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