Posted by Michelle in WI on November 10, 19103 at 15:09:42:
My CLEAN diapers have a lingering smell. If I step into the basement while the dryer is running, it smells like DIRTY diapers instead of CLEAN diapers. Noah is almost 4 months old and is breastfed, so I don't think it's a poopy problem. I think it's a bacterial problem.
I stripped the diapers recently, so it is not a detergent build-up.
I use a dry pail and I wash every 2-3 days.
Cold/Cold wash with 1/2 measure All Free & Clear
Warm/Cold wash with baking soda
Hot/Cold wash with nothing
All washes have a second rinse
We probably have hard water. I could buy a powdered water softener. Should I? When should I use it?
I could use tea tree oil. When and how much?
I cannot get other products (Bac-Out, Odo-Ban) locally.