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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!
>I had noticed that some of my diapers, specifically the BumGenius, had a stinky smell to them. It seems that “microfiber stink” is fairly common, but the stink I was experiencing wasn’t an ammonia or urine smell, it’s more of a musty, wet towel smell.
Enter Biokleen Bac Out Stain & Odor eliminator.
I had read up on it online and found it at my local organic market. It was $7.99 plus tax for a 32 oz concentrated bottle. The same size bottle without the sprayer was $1.00 less.
Here is the info as listed on the container:
I didn’t initially realize that I was supposed to soak the diapers after spraying, I washed them right away. The spray smelled wonderful, a fresh, lime scent, and left the diapers simply smelling clean.
I have to wait & see if it does the trick on the diapers!
Edit August 2010: As of today, the only thing I’ve found that truly takes the ammonia smell out of my microfiber inserts is a dab of bleach.