Mothering Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
419 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
DS has had rash issues, and I've figured out that it was caused by all of the oxiclean and detergent I was using, probably mainly the oxiclean in the soak I was doing too regularly. I just wasn't rinsing them enough, and his poor little bum was paying the price. I stopped soaking them in oxiclean, used less (1/4 the regular amount) detergent, and the rash is pretty much gone. What are my other options? I do the soak to get stink out- any other ideas?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,266 Posts
I use Charlie's soap (powder) and do a quick cold wash/rinse cycle followed by a hot/cold cycle. Dipes come out clean and fresh and dd doesn't get rashes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,849 Posts
stop soaking them.<br>
soaking fabric in what is essentially poop soup is NOT going to get rid of the stink.<br>
run a cold rinse to get the poops washed off and the pee rinsed out, then a hot wash with your detergent, and an extra rinse.<br>
if it makes you feel like you are DOING something to combat stink you could put a glug or two of bac-out in the first cold rinse.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,038 Posts
1 Tablespoon of bleach in the wash will take care of any stink that's caused by bacteria. Detergent build-up is the other common cause of stink (or not enough detergent, though that's less likely). Make sure you're not using too much (usually 1/4 or 1/8 of the recommended amount is enough), and rinse it out well (I do two extra rinses).<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
Lex
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,713 Posts
My gentle solution for my stinky FBs: I only wash them in baking soda with vinegar added to the softener dispenser. Occasionally, I drop some TTO in with the wash. No extra rinses, no funky buildup, no nasty substances. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,564 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>~*~MamaJava~*~</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9090329"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">My gentle solution for my stinky FBs: I only wash them in baking soda with vinegar added to the softener dispenser. Occasionally, I drop some TTO in with the wash. No extra rinses, no funky buildup, no nasty substances. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
REALLY! That's all you do??!?<br>
I'm planning to CD this spring, and am researching obsessively. I love how simple this washing solution seems. Is it really just that easy??<br><br>
g.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,662 Posts
I find that with our hard water, I have to get the detergent build-up out occasionally. I don't use much soap, but still, sometimes I like to do a little 'extra' to keep my FB's nice.<br><br>
Here's what I do:<br><br>
Quick rinse in cold to get the 'poop soup' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> out.<br><br>
Fill with HOT (our water heater is set high), let it swish a few minutes and then let it sit. Sometimes I use vinegar in this part. Rinse after soaking for awhile (after I'm done eating bonbons and watching my soaps) and then I'll do a 'normal' wash. Normal wash: wash on hot with a little Biokleen, two cold rinses.<br><br>
After my nails have dried, I sun dry them on the line! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
419 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">: Great information! Yes, "poop soup" certainly is not what I am aiming for! I have not tried bac-out, and that would be worth a try when I do notice a smell... I'll try all of this stuff- the extra rinsing is a great idea as well. I added an extra rinse and that seemed to really help, the last few washes. The residue seems to be what is irritating his skin. The simpler the better, it seems!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
837 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>lexbeach</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9090269"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">1 Tablespoon of bleach in the wash will take care of any stink that's caused by bacteria. Detergent build-up is the other common cause of stink (or not enough detergent, though that's less likely). Make sure you're not using too much (usually 1/4 or 1/8 of the recommended amount is enough), and rinse it out well (I do two extra rinses).<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
Lex</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<br>
Can you use the bleach with all kinds of cds?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,003 Posts
I'm new to CD'ing, and we only use prefolds, but I found that my little man kept getting rash due to too much detergent (sadly, I was even only using 1/2 tbsp Charlie's, washing every two days). After I'd stripped them in 160 degree water, I cut back my normal washings to 1 tsp Charlie's. I do a cold rinse/soak for about 30 min, followed by hot/cold wash w/the Charlie's (I'll add 1/8 cup baking soda if we've used a lot of Burt's Bees lately). Then, in place of a final rinse, I run them through a hot prewash cycle, kind of a "mini" strip. So far, it's keeping my dipes clean of detergent, soft, and they smell great. And rash is so much better!<br><br>
Although water conditions are so different, I hope this helps.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,388 Posts
I find that plain hot water, REALLY REALLY hot, takes care of stink without the need for anything added. I don't use anything on my dipes (all types) except hot water and a very small amount of cheap store-brand detergent, and I've never had stink or repelling ever except for one bad incident where MIL put rash cream on my pocket dipes. When one of mine gets a rash, we add a few kettles of boiling water to the final rinse in the washer, and that usually solves it.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top