I’m still here, and I’m still rinsing diapers!
I got my RLR laundry treatment. I can’t keep my kiddo in disposables, even a few hours leaves his hiney with raised, red welts. So I bought two packets and washed the diapers in two batches. Then I rinsed, rinsed and rinsed some more.
Yesterday I decided to declare war. It’s full fledged warfare, me vs. the diapers.
I started by soaking them in bac out and lil outlaws most of the day. Then I did a cold heavy duty wash with a 3 hour soak and extra rinse. I followed that up with a hot heavy duty wash with an extra warm rinse.
Then, it was just me and the inserts. My diapers hung over the washing machine and the inserts gave them a panicked look. They should know better than to mess with me!
>Well. I’d hoped that since I’ve been using Lil Outlaws detergent and cloth safe diaper cream, I wouldn’t have to strip my diapers. I’ve finally succumbed to the microfiber stink! They weren’t particularly offensive, just rather musty smelling. This particular smell appears to be very common with BumGenius diapers.
To strip diapers, you use the classic blue dawn, or plain ivory dish soap, suds the diapers up, then rinse until there are no more suds. This can be a lot of rinsing, so I did only 5-7 at a time, since I only have 15.