My last resort to fix these stinky diapers was going to be bleach. I don’t have the dislike of bleach that some others do, but it was my last resort nonetheless.
Worked like a charm. I bleached only the inserts, since bleach can damage PUL, and I only used a few tablespoons in the washer’s bleach dispenser.
The diapers are good as new. PHEW! I only wish I had tried it sooner. From now on, I’ll bleach at the first sign of stink!
I washed my new ones separately so the stink wouldn’t spread. My new ones aren’t really bleachable, so hopefully they won’t get stinky. They don’t have microfiber, so I don’t expect them to!