eK-3zmjBImBHOZjRJYEZVBw4ZWs Shaky Mommy: Rockin' a Soak!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rockin' a Soak!

So my diapers were starting to smell like ammonia. I first noticed it after a long night, so I wasn't too concerned. Then I started noticing it during the day. I wasn't sure if it was Jaxon's urine changing & becoming stinkier or if it was build-up on the diapers. But one day when my husband noticed it while Jaxon was wearing a "fresh" diaper, I knew I had a problem. So I decided it was time to rock a soak. Since we have a front loader, this is easier said than done. I have tried soaking stained clothes in my washer in the past and it really doesn't work. There is just never enough water in the machine to really soak things. 

So I decided to use the bathtub. I followed the instructions on my Rockin' Green bag. I am not sure what I was expecting from this. I just wanted the diapers to stop stinking. I honestly didn't think that my diapers could be that dirty after just 4 months of use. But after just 45 minutes in the tub, I found this:

 And this:

Um, gross. But at least it was working! After the diapers soaked for 2 hours, I put them in the washer and rinsed them. Then I ran a regular wash cycle.

It must have worked because they no longer smell like ammonia...not even when he wears them overnight! I am so happy it worked because I didn't know what else to do to get the smell out. Have you ever had ammonia smells in your diapers? What did you do to get rid of the stink?

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