Ugh! So here we go again! This is the 3rd time in 16 months I have broken down and bought disposable diapers for my son. Yes everyone knows I use cloth diapers so why did I buy disposables? Well once again my son has a bad ammonia rash! =( Don’t get me wrong I LOVE using cloth diapers (just bought my little guy 2 more diapers) but for some that have experienced what we are (and I know I’m not the only after doing tons of internet searches) sometimes it seems “Is it really worth it?” Yes it saves money, he’s only had 3 rashes in 16 months which is pretty dang good if you ask me, they are cute and they are eco friendly. Don’t be a hater if you use disposables because there is nothing wrong with it 😉 I just prefer to use cloth diapers.
Anywayys! I don’t blame it on cloth diapers. Cloth diapering can be tricky for some, how much detergent to use, which one to use, and the biggest problem we have is we have VERY HARD well water, which means the sediments build up over time which then turns into the diapers stinking pretty darn bad after out little guy pees in them. Some have quit cloth diapering just because of that happening. I really don’t want to quit and am on a quest to figure this out! I have tryed so much the other times when this happened and “stripped” the diapers in many ways. Boiling the inserts and covers, using oxi clean, vinegar, scrubbing blue dawn detergent by hand with a toothbrush on ALL the diapers (which did work for awhile but not now for some strange reason?!), multiple hot washes without soap, calgon, borax and probably more as well. The last time this happened, yes you can gasp I finally used a little bit of bleach on the diapers, rinsed about 10 times on hot water and it seemed to work for a couple of months but now here we go again…
So while my little guy is healing from his rash I am going to try to figure this out AGAIN.. If you have any tips or suggestions please leave a comment below. I would LOVE to find a better way to get his diapers stripped and keep away from this problem once and for all!
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