Sometimes cloth diapers can get funky with detergent build-up. The best way to rid diapers of detergent build-up is so "strip" them. Stripping your cloth diaper is quite easy. If you suspect any type of build-up (detergent, diaper cream) and your diapers are leaking, then simply follow these easy instructions:
- Wash your cloth diapers once in hot water with one teaspoon (for high efficiency washing machines) to one tablespoon (for regular washing machines) with Original Liquid Dawn (blue formula).
- Do two additional hot water washes with no detergent to completely rinse the diapers clean. If you still see suds, continue rinsing until the diapers are rinsed clean and there are no more suds.
If you happen use a diaper cream that's not cloth safe and it's left a stain or residue on your diapers, simply pre-treat the area with Dawn (blue formula) and scrub it with a tooth brush. Then, follow the above instructions to strip the diaper cream from the diapers.
NOTE: Many cloth diaper manufacturers recommend stripping your cloth diapers when you are switching to a different detergent.
~ Toni ~