Stinky hemp to ME is when it still smells after it has been washed and dried. I've never come across the problem of stink after baby pees while the diaper is on <knock on wood>
Have you thought about stripping them?
My hemp smells fine when you pull it out of the washer/dryer. It's when he pees, and then it smells "skunky" like kim said. I have a bunch of hemp inserts and I eventually had to boil them then I used SW, that seemed to do the trick. But now I'm super afraid of hemp. Not sure abt the ammonia smell. I know after 2 days, ds' are pretty strong when I go to put them in the washer.
For me, "skunky" smell in the daytime dipes and "overpowering ammonia" smell in the nighttime dipes. Finally I have all my hemp under control - I switched to a low-sudsing "HE" (high-efficiency) detergent - even though my machine is a 11 yr. old top-loader. And I line-dry - that extra sun action keeps my dipes "fresh as a daisy".
Holy crap! I don't get a skunky smell. But I was wondering the same thing b/c Ilah's LLLs NN have a strong ammonia smell. I washed them w/tea tree in the hot wash and put vinegar in the cold. That helped but after 2 wears they are already ammonia - y again.
I think hemp gets a detergent build up more easily than other fabrics, which leads the diapers to holding in smell. Your problem may be that they need to be stripped, or it might be because she's sick her urine is more concentrated. When you rinse the diapers, are you getting suds in the washer? You may want to try stripping them just in case.
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