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Okay.... I've been getting used diapers here and on e-bay. I tried two of them out that I got a couple of weeks ago.<br><br>
As soon as she wet in them (and they came from two different people) they REAKED of amonia! What is with that? I've never had that happen with ANY diaper I've gotten (new or used).<br><br>
What do I do to get rid of it? I've got them in a baking soda wash right now, fixing to start a long hot wash... any other suggestions? (I don't have any TTO in the house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )
 

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For me, that was a sign that I had too much soap in my diapers (I used A LOT of soap when I started CD'ing, I didn't know any better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> ). Once I stripped them, by rinsing a gazillion times, the amonia smell was gone.<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
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I am glad you posted this! My 10 yo ds has been asking me why my 1yo ds smells so bad when he pees in his dipes...I couldn't figure it out either lol! Is it necessary to do the baking soda soak? Or just alot of wash/rinse w/no soap?
 

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okay. i have this too in my hemp. I really want to keep using the hemp for trimness but wow-wie! that morning one is a doozie.<br>
so, i read some back posts and tried a lot of the suggestions. don't use much detergent but did a suds check and 2 extra rinses and had no more suds. and then i put them in the hot sun all day thinking that would really do the trick. nope. so then i tried someones suggestion of the bleach in the wash. now, i really hated to do it but i thought i would try and did some extra rinsing. after a couple of days the smell is back. when i use baking soda it is better. Now, i don't mind diaper smells other than this ammonia one, it is quite overwhelming. the diapers were used when I got them so I don't know if it is just something that happens over time, my new hemp still is ok.<br>
If anyone has another suggestion besides the hot water, extra rinsing, sunshine and baking soda - please let me know. I am going to pick up some tea tree oil tomorrow. Also, does anyone know if GSE works on dipe odors?
 

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I got a softener system, used RLR to strip and switched to Sportswash for detergent. warm rinse/soak hot wash, 2 cold rinses. Anything 3layers or less is great. 4 or more layers are relegated to day time use only. It was only my morning diapers smelling, now they are fine. If I use something more than 4 sewn together layers during the night, the smell is there again.
 

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I just thought it was odd that two different diapers from two different people would have the same exact problem.<br><br>
I guess I've been lucky that I must have always had the perfect washing combo, because I've never experienced this with any of my other diapers.
 

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If your hemp is free of snaps and such you can boil it.
 

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I've been having to do a splash of bleach in my presoak...it works great though. Hate to do it, but its the only thing working for me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">RLR is on the little tag strips at Wal-Mart by a company called Cadie. It strips the diapers wonderfully.</div>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>amicrazyyet</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">RLR is on the little tag strips at Wal-Mart by a company called Cadie. It strips the diapers wonderfully.</div>
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It is in the laundry aisle hanging from the shelves. It comes in those little vending machine type plastic balls. It is a 2 pack.<br><br>
HTH
 
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