Cloth Diapering moms, help!

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
4585 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We use pockets too. I don’t notice an odor when they’re freshly washed.

My wash routine: cold wash with detergent, hot wash with detergent, extra rinse, inserts in the dryer, shells on a drying rack. I started out using Planet liquid detergent and I now use a homemade powder detergent (recipe here).

You could try stripping them (google for instructions) or putting them out in the sun for a few hours.


Post # 6
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@saraja87:  I just lost a whole hour to watching mama natural videos. lol, thanks (I think!)

Post # 7
1413 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It sounds like you might need to do a bleach soak and/or use a different detergent. I highly recommend joining the facebook group “The Cloth Diaper Compendium“. You can find just about everything there is to know about washing cloth diapers and getting rid of smells.


Post # 8
1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I second the bleach soak.  From what I understand, bleach is the only way to get rid of the bacteria that is causing the smell issues.

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