I have a half dozen posts updating you on all the big and little happenings around our new little homestead, but today I'm crowdsourcing. I've been cloth diapering almost continually for the last 14 years and since we moved to our new property with well water my diapers are just not fresh- I need your ideas!
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They have a build up smell that I can't get out with stripping, sunshine, a couple drops of bleach, extra wash cycles. I can't remember what else I've tried. Tomas seems unbothered by the build up, but Sarah's poor bottom is miserable.
I bought a package of disposables for each kid so that I could spent an entire weekend with my whole stash quadruple washing them.
The diaper rash improved substantially, but the diapers? Despite not even a whiff of smell when clean, as soon as they get wet it is back full force and Sarah's diaper rash is too.
The stash is a mix of FLIPS and BumGenius Pocket diapers. I double all the diapers with a fleece/flannel insert of my own design to make shaking poo off super easy and be a softer layer against the skin. They vary in age from practically brand new to 8ish years. This is the system I've been using for a long time. I just retired some old BG velcro 3.0s that were used for well over a dozen years.
The well water has been tested and nothing they tested was off. The washing machine is the same as is the soap (although maybe that is reacting differently to the water?).
I'm running out of ideas-
Please fix my diapers!