Nappies always smell

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  1. hubbabubba

    hubbabubba Mum to 2 girlies

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    I wash my nappies on a 40deg, use fairy liquid non bio and vinegar in the conditoner draw.

    Every 4th/5th wash I do a 60deg to strip them

    I dry pail, and wash every two days.

    Now they come out smelling fine, but as soon as she wees its stinks.
    I am in a workshop most of the day and shes with me so I have been using enviro friendly posies (which I felt extremely bad about as I was 100% cloth) while im here as the smell is too bad and we get customers here!

    I have to use vinegar or the smell is worse and she gets a rash.

    She has been teething though, its been about 6 weeks of this and recently got bad again due to her teeth coming through.

    Are there any other things I could do? or do you think its just down to her teething?

    She is a big wetter too, so shes not in one for more than 2hrs (at a push).

    Thanks!
     
  2. trish1200

    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    I always wash at 60 with bio (ariel), my nappies smell nice and fresh.
     
  3. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    Sounds like ammonia build up. What diapers do you use? You might try an extra rinse just to be sure all of the detergent is coming out and use vinegar in that rinse?
     
  4. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Mine smell quite bad also, am thinking about bleeching the inner bits to see if that works :shrug:
     
  5. trish1200

    trish1200 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe mine don't smell because it's only been one month since I've been using them :shrug:but they definitly look cleaner and smell nicer since switching to bio. Aren't soiled nappies supposed to be washed at 60?
     
  6. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Mummy to Adam and Joel

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    I always wash at 60 and with Bold 2 in 1 (didn't think non-bio was much cop and AE doesn't seem to have any skin sensitivity), with vinegar in the drawer. I sometimes think I can smell something when they are newly washed but they are ok when dry and when in use.

    from what I've gathered from cloth nappy forums, detergent build up can be the cause. how much do you use? I use just one tablespoonful. you might need to do more rinses at the end of the wash cycle as well.
     
  7. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    what nappies are you using out of interest?
     
  8. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    I'm going to get some bold and see how that goes :)
     
  9. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    i use bio aswell, cheapy tesco one haha, mine smell aswell though, its bloody teething, it makes wee stink!!!! bought some vinegar the other day so gna try that

    x
     
  10. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    I tried bio and it doesnt seem to make any difference, also use vinegar :shrug: Keep trying i guess :(
     
  11. JayleighAnn

    JayleighAnn Guest

    My BG are second hand and they stink sometimes, I wash em at 60 every wash with non-bio wilko' own brand eco liquid and water softener powder, every now and again when they start to smell I wash the inserts at 90 with some bleach in the drawer and rinse about 4 or 5 times and they come our smelling lovely
     
  12. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Yea i'm going to try bleech after christmas, but i have no washer right now :hissy: So having to cart them to my mums :dohh:
     
  13. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    won't bleach ruin them? I always thought it would?
     
  14. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Its fine with the inserts...so i've been told and quite a lot of people do bleach them so i imagine they are ok :) Guess you just dont do it all the time.
     
  15. JayleighAnn

    JayleighAnn Guest

    As long as it's a tiny bit and you rinse it all out it won't rot them
     

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