Topic: Striping CD's

All these CD threads reminded me I wanted to ask you brilliant mammas about striping CDs. We use microfiber inserts and they STINK as soon as they get wet. A lot of them are the original ones from when G was a newborn (so 18 mo old).
I need to replace them but right now we are so broke it isn't even funny so I've got to make these last a few months more.

Any ideas on making them stink less? The probably need striped but I'm not even sure how to do that..... About 10 mo ago I threw them all in the tub with a bunch of dawn and vinegar and let them soak a few hrs then washed them several times but I'm not sure that is what I was supposed to do??
Thanks!

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If that worked, do it!

I fill my washer with hot water, and 1 tsp blue Dawn.  Wash as usual, one cold rinse.  Then I re-fill washer with warm water, detergent and RLR and let soak overnight.  Run through washer.  Then wash one more time with warm wash and cold rinse no detergent.  Works great for my bamboo.  I hated mf so much because of the stink issues.  When you're ready to buy inserts, let me know, I sell charcoal bamboo inserts, and hemp inserts which are super thirsty and don't funk up as badly, I might be able to get you a discount smile

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We have a similar issue, the microfiber inserts all reek the moment they get wet (these were originally G's diapers, so it's been an ongoing problem). Our cotton prefolds and bamboo inserts don't have this problem to the full extent of the microfiber, so I try to use them primarily to stuff our BG's. We have really hard water, so I just ordered BacOut from Biokleen to start using in our wash routine to make sure our dipes are getting all of the funk out on a regular basis. It should arrive today, so I'll let you know if that eliminates our funk problem after I've had a chance to use it a few times.
Could you get your hands on some old prefolds? We got our prefolds for dirt cheap from a local cloth diapering company because they had holes or were stained. They work just as well in our pocket diaper as any insert and were a heck of a lot cheaper.

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When I stripped my microfiber the first time I boiled them in a huge stock pot for a half hour and then put them through a couple loads with BacOut soaks.

I never had to strip them again but I soaked them in bacout overnight before every load.

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@KTZ, do you rinse the diapers before soaking them?

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We have some prefolds and a bunch of econobum prefolds but the issue is DH is a SAHD and it took a lot to sell him on CDs, he still complains about it daily and anything that would make it the least bit more inconvenient for him and he is out... I have tried to show him the cost difference, but I SWEAR every time we are in a store they are having some crazy diaper sales. Walmart had a huge (like 100) box on sale last week for $7.... Part of me thinks we should give up the CDs and go for paper, especially since he is the one having to deal with it and he HATES it.
The main reason we started CDs is cause I have incredibly sensitive skin and was afraid G would too, but thus far he hasn't shown any signs of sensitivity (even when grandma washed his clothes in tide, which I couldn't even touch without breaking out into hives...[thought for a minute I was allergic to my baby!!]) nor does he seem to have any of my allergies.

I don't know if I should get new inserts or just start using disposable; except for the 3 days before payday when we're not buying anything haha!

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Then I would just bleach the snot out of the inserts and rinse rinse rinse. Or bleach, followed by your vinegar/dawn routine. Are you able to hang them outside in the sun to dry?

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Yes, but whst sun??!!
Lol!
I'll probably do that, it seems easiest!

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lol   wink

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