I had enough. My cloth diapers stunk, no, that was an understatement… they reeked!
Frustrated was an understatement.
A-man needs these diapers due to sensitivity to disposables but the smell was unbearable.
When I started cloth diapers I read up how to wash the them.
Some people would say use bleach, don’t use bleach, use only organic detergents, and it all became quite overwhelming. I tried it all and nothing seemed to work!
Than Kendra at Becoming a Proverbs 31 Wife wrote something that clicked in my brain.
Cloth diapering is washing your most dirtiest clothing ever!
My hubbies work clothes are extremely dirty no matter if he is wearing overalls or none. I have to separate his clothing and do an extreme wash.
So this is what I do to my cloth diapers!
- Never put the diapers in an unbreathable bag or container. (Makes things worse)
- In an Ikea kids toy container put cold water and 10-15 drops of Tea Tree Oil drops.
- Put the pee inserts, covers and bowel movement inserts into the tub. Let it soak at least 24 hours.
- Put in the washing machine on rinse and spin. (To rinse out the Tree Tea Oil)
- Next it goes on a heavy load with an extra rinse cycle with my usual detergent.
- Than hang to dry!
For Bowel Movement Covers.
- Spray the diapers with my handy diaper sprayer.
- Soak in Tree Tea oil
Than follow the other wash routine.
Why do I separate the BWM covers from everything else? It’s a different kind of dirty than pee and needs it’s own wash especially once the little guy started solid foods. I just found my diapers came out cleaner this way.
Why Essential oils?
I’m still learning about the power of essential oils BUT Tree Tea Oil works well in the soak routine. I found when I used detergent in the soak routine it was too much and caused a stunk.
For those Mom’s who cloth diaper what is your routine?
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