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I have a question about using Bac-out. It was recommended to me me because now that the weather is warmer, the diapers in my dry bag have begun to get ammonia build-up (I wash no less frequently than every other day). No one can seem to give me a good sense of how to properly use it. I was spraying the inserts before bagging them which definitely helped with the ammonia, but after they go through the wash and dryer, they still smell like lime. I don’t like the idea of an enzyme spray lingering so long there. What do I need to be doing to prevent this?
I tried Bac Out long ago, and I sprayed directly on inserts before washing them. I also tried pouring it right in the washer, but it didn’t really help my smell issues long term. What ended up solving my ammonia/stink issues was switching detergents.
Are you noticing an ammonia smell after washing & drying your diapers, or just in the pail (in the pail is normal?) If the smell lingers after washing, instead of adding the Bac Out, you might try using a bit more detergent, or trying a different detergent.
Have you used Bac Out? Did it solve your ammonia issues? How did you use it?