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Cloth Diapering Helpful How Tos

I thought it would be a good idea to have some “How Tos” referenced all in one place. Below is a list that may be handy to many of you!

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How to Strip Cloth Diapers

You will need to strip your diapers if you have residue or diaper odor. Residue can be caused by hard water, diapers than are not cleaned or rinsed thoroughly, detergents, or from greasy products such as diaper creams or fabric softeners. You could also have soap scum if you use a non-approved soap or detergent.

Following are the instructions for diaper stripping. Strip only as needed, as it can be harsh on your diapering products.

 

Standard machines:

Maximum load size is 24 XS/S or 18 M/L diapers.

Starting with clean diapers:

  1. Fill machine with Hot water on the highest water level, using a heavy cycle.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of Dawn Classic dish soap to the wash water and agitate for about 10 seconds.
  3. Add diapers and run wash cycle, adding two extra warm rinses.
  4. If the rinse water is slimy or has any bubbles during the last
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Eeeeek! My Cloth Diapers Smell Like Ammonia!

stripping cloth diapers

Cooper started wearing his size two when he was about seven months. This means we’ve been using these cloth diapers for about five months.  In the last month or so, I’ve noticed that after Cooper peed in his diaper, it smelled very strongly of ammonia–and that his bum was getting red. I did some research and found out that our diapers had ammonia build up and I needed to strip my diapers. Occasional ammonia build-up is a completely normal part of cloth diapering and is easily resolved.

Stripping Cooper’s diapers was easy.  I simply ran them through a pre-wash like I always do to remove the traces of solid waste and rinse out most of the urine. To really get the ammonia build up out of the diapers requires a more intense process than a regular wash, so the next step  was adding about two tablespoons of regular blue Dawn … Read More

Stripping Cloth Diapers

You will need to strip your diapers if you have residue or diaper odor. Residue can be caused by hard water, diapers than are not cleaned or rinsed thoroughly, detergents, or from greasy products such as diaper creams or fabric softeners. You could also have soap scum if you use a non-approved soap or detergent.

Following are the instructions for diaper stripping. Strip only as needed, as it can be harsh on your diapering products.

 

Standard machines:

Maximum load size is 24 XS/S or 18 M/L diapers.

Starting with clean diapers:

  1. Fill machine with Hot water on the highest water level, using a heavy cycle.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of Dawn Classic dish soap to the wash water and agitate for about 10 seconds.
  3. Add diapers and run wash cycle, adding two extra warm rinses.
  4. If the rinse water is slimy or has any bubbles during the last
Read More