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Old 09-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Stripping Diapers in a front loader

Title says it all how do I strip diapers in my frontloading washing machine?

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Re: Stripping Diapers in a front loader

I think there are instructions on the bum genius website if I remember correctly. I just did mine by hand (dawn soak and scrub of my pockets with a nail brush) in the bath tub followed by a good wash with a bunch of rinses.
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Why do you need to strip? If you used non-CD safe cream on synthetic inners I agree that a dawn scrub (by hand) is the best course. If your diapers are ammonia-laden or not-so-fresh, just throw some bleach in the dispenser and wash as usual (maybe an extra rinse at the end, or throw some vinegar in the softner dispenser to neutralize the alkaline bleach).
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Re: Stripping Diapers in a front loader

I had good results with RLR. I had a bunch of pocket diapers/inserts that just didn't seem to be getting clean in my FL. Put a whole packet in with a load of washed diapers and ran a wash, then rinsed approx 10 times until I no longer saw bubbles. They smelled fresh for the first time in months.

And then I sold the pockets and switched to flats because I no longer trust the FL to get anything polyester clean.
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Why do you need to strip? If you used non-CD safe cream on synthetic inners I agree that a dawn scrub (by hand) is the best course. If your diapers are ammonia-laden or not-so-fresh, just throw some bleach in the dispenser and wash as usual (maybe an extra rinse at the end, or throw some vinegar in the softner dispenser to neutralize the alkaline bleach).
They have a smell to them so DH and I figured they needed stripped. We always use the sanitize cycle when we wash them...I assume I would throw in non-chlorine bleach?
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I had good results with RLR. I had a bunch of pocket diapers/inserts that just didn't seem to be getting clean in my FL. Put a whole packet in with a load of washed diapers and ran a wash, then rinsed approx 10 times until I no longer saw bubbles. They smelled fresh for the first time in months.

And then I sold the pockets and switched to flats because I no longer trust the FL to get anything polyester clean.
What is RLR?
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Re: Stripping Diapers in a front loader

I've used vinegar and bleach in my FL with no problems.
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They have a smell to them so DH and I figured they needed stripped. We always use the sanitize cycle when we wash them...I assume I would throw in non-chlorine bleach?
How do you wash them? You may need to increase or switch detergent. I'd recommend not using sanitize, as it can kill your elastic. Try regular chlorine bleach once per month with an extra rinse.
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How do you wash them? You may need to increase or switch detergent. I'd recommend not using sanitize, as it can kill your elastic. Try regular chlorine bleach once per month with an extra rinse.
This more soap I have never stripped diapers in 2 yrs of use smells mean you need more soap.
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