Thursday, November 12, 2009

Don't let the STINK get you Down

I have been cloth diapering for a mere 5 months, I am no expert at all things fluff, but I have turned to the Internet and Cloth Diapering related blogs to answer a lot of Questions regarding what type to purchase, what to use for a newborn, what detergents to use, how to wash the diapers, and how to strip the diapers. One thing that I have most defiantly learned from all of this researching is.....That what works for one may not work for you. It was trial and error for me.
Knowing in the long run that Cloth Diapers will save you money, especially if you can use them on Babies to come, and then seeing the initial investment your putting into cloth diapers, you have to protect and take care of your diapers..see where I am going with this.

When battling the stink that attacked my cloth diapers, I was taken by surprise, I was not prepared for the Stink Factor... We live in a rural community, and have our own Well.. and we have HARD WATER.. Mineral build up in the diapers was causing a stink, the inserts were repelling and it got real bad real quick. I started Stripping the diapers on a very regular basis,I used Calgon in the rinse, I boiled the diapers in a stock pot,I made my husband turn up the temperature on our water heater..I still have an ongoing battle with the stinkies...

Just this week I used a detergent that has become a well know name in the cloth diapering community. Rockin'Green Detergent... let me tell you I am very happy with this detergent thus far. I did the recommended De-Funk of the diapers and the mineral build up is gone.. I am sure this detergent will make my cloth diaper stinkies disappear.. It is recommended for Hard Water which is what first attracted me to the detergent.

Like I said "It is a trial and error" Don't let the STINK get you down, don't be afraid to try different methods, hang in there and get rid of the stink..Where there is a will there is a WAY!!

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