Chris is crying when he goes to the bathroom...

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  1. LaVieBoheme

    LaVieBoheme Amity's Focus Member

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    Ok so I took a cloth diapering hiatus for awile.. about two months I would say. I just couldn't keep up.. was having a really hard time for awhile..

    Anyhow.. I started using cloth for him again since we're pretty 'po at the moment. *lol*
    However, I remember now one of the reasons why I stopped.

    My Lukes drawers are pretty bad.. I don't know what's wrong, but they smell like amonia VERY strongly when he pees. And then he starts crying.. it's hurting him. When I take off his dipe, his little penis and the surrounding area are bright red. I am NOT leaving this dipe on for a long time.. I just think that these dipes aren't getting fully clean. Anyone have any ideas on what to do? Do I have to toss these dipes? Or at least the inners? Is this one of those cases where I have to "strip" the diaper? If that is the case, can someone write a step by step tutorial on exactly how to do it? *lol*

    Thank you for any help, I appreciate it!
  2. MamaWolf

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    I would strip them. Maybe use that RLR stuff everyone is talking about?
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    LaVieBoheme Amity's Focus Member

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    Ok.. duh moment.. what is RLR and where should I buy it? :)
  4. EmmalinesMom

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    I would definately strip the diapers. Wash them on hot over and over until there are no suds in the rinse. Don't add detergent, but sometimes people will add a touch of vingar.

    I hope he feels better soon! What size is he in? I may have a few dipes you can have. :)
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    When Alex's diapers getting a little strong smelling I do a double wash and a few extra rinses. I also add baking soda and extra tea tree oil in my wash. This usually does the trick.
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    LaVieBoheme Amity's Focus Member

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    He's in a large now.. darn boy can really eat! He has the belly to prove it!! :joker:

    Thank you for the advice.. I'll try doing that tomorrow when I wash.. how much vinegar are you supposed to put in? I worry a little bit about doing that though.. he seems to have an allergy to vinegar when I cook with it.. he breaks out in hives though.. so I don't know if I really want to try that..
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    I watching and listening to this thread...Ellery's been getting a tushy rash from cloth this week.

    Chris is sooo big! Geeze! What a cutie!
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    Why thank you! I tend to think so myself. ;)
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    I used GSE, sunlight and lots of rinses. I'm sorry!
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    I wouldn't do vinegar. I really don't think it makes much difference. IF you have hard water, add a touch of baking soda to soften it and strip. Make sure to use really hot water and lower the water level in the machine (ie wash a large load on a small water setting, that is what really beats the build up out of them).

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