This seems to be the pattern with my nappies at the moment. I know its a washing issue as I have both children in different types of nappies and get leaks on the same day. After a strip wash I get no leaks, but after the next normal wash I get leaks again, and if not after the first normal wash then definitely the second.
I am washing on a 2.5hour whites cycle at 50degrees. My washing machine is 6 months old. I was using a teaspoon of non bio, but swapped to tot botts potion to see if it made a difference (which it hasn't). Nappies have been successfully stripped using both full scoop and dishwasher tablet method.
Anyone able to diagnose the problem?
Any solution other than to invest in eco-balls?
I think you're right that it's your washing routine.
New machines are very water efficient so they don't use enough water for nappies. Are you doing extra rinses?
My washing routine is this:
Cold rinse, no spin (can stop it once all of the nappies are thoroughly wet, no need to go through the whole rinse cycle if it's long)
Wash on 30-60 degrees with a teaspoon of Persil non-bio or whatever else I'm trying at the time
Rinse with no spin
Rinse with spin.
I use water softener if I'm in an area with hard water. At home, my water is soft now so it's not needed, but I still need the two extra rinses at the end. Personally, I would go back to normal non-bio as I found TB Potion made me need to strip wash when normal detergent didn't but that's up to you, I'm sure it's fine for lots of people.
Try throwing in a wet towel when u wash.. The new machines us the weight of thee load to determine how much water.. Because their high effeciient sometimes this doesn't add ennough water, by placing in a wet towel you will fool the system. Also, how's ur water? Hard / soft?
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