Wash your diapers as you usually would. Then try one of the following.
- Option 1: Try adding RLR in a hot wash (without any other detergents).
- Option 2: Try Funk Rock from Rockin’ Green.
- Option 3: Using your cloth diaper safe detergent, give them a deep-cleaning wash – or strip your diapers, which is essentially a hearty wash.
I found that the EcoSprout Detergent is my favorite detergent for getting rid of and deterring ammonia issues.
If you find that your problems coincide with dietary changes, there is a good possibility that your diapers are no longer getting as clean as they once were with your wash routine, so change it up! Add more detergent or an extra wash cycle and see if that helps. If not you might consider trying a new detergent that will help get them cleaner.
- Cold wash as usual (with detergent if you normally do)
- Warm wash – NO detergent – add 2 cups of vinegar
- Hot wash as usual (with detergent), but to final rinse add 1/2 cup of vinegar – or put it in a downy ball.
- Dry as you choose 🙂
Open Pail Solution
Another tip that I’ve seen and used with great results is an open pail. I kept our pail in the bathroom closet or laundry room and simply left the lid off. It prevented the diapers from “fermenting” so-to-speak and worked very well. You’d be surprised at how much less your diapers will smell when allowed to “breathe.”