When your nappies start to leak or even get a smell, whether it's ammonia buildup or 'barnyard stinkies', it's time to STRIP! The diapers that is. Below are the instructions, but please note that if you are constantly having smells, there is more to look into.
Ammonia buildup comes from either containing urine in a wet bag for more than 48 hours, or from not getting your diapers truly clean during the last wash.
This can be 'fixed' by stripping and then either leaving your wet bag open (it helps smells believe it or not!) or adding 1/3c of white vinegar to your pre-soak. Vinegar is a mild acid, which will help neutralize the pH of the base, ammonia. It's also really great at getting rid of smells.
Barnyard stink (think horse stalls) comes from not using enough detergent or from detergent buildup.
Barnyard stink can be 'fixed' by stripping and then either using more detergent (approx 1.5 of the amount you were previously using) or by looking into another detergent. Please review our recommended detergents list here.
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