So I soaked my diapers in the oxyclean + vinegar over night. Didn't have so much of the reaction that everyone talks about- it bubbled up some, some no smoke and it didn't really get hot either. They are in the wash now. I did one hot wash with an extra rinse and then I'll just keep doing extra rinses until I don't see any more bubbles. My parents have a very new model HE frontloader, so we'll see how this goes. They also have INCREDIBLY soft water (like I keep dropping dishes while washing them because they are SO soapy- it's seriously like I didn't really realize just HOW hard our water in Laos is!)...so hopefully I can get these dipes clean now, and then get some good hard water soap to take back to Laos, and not have any more problems!!! Wish me luck!
Mara & Joel, 2009
Good luck! Hope this works for you. An oxiclean soak really helped us here for things I couldn't boil with softer water (though not quite as soft as your parents!).
Good luck! It really worked for me, too...and I totally know what you mean about soft water being a shocker after a long time being used to very hard water. I remember the first time I washed my hair at my FIL's house in CT and it was like a shampoo explosion.
I was really procrastinating getting back into cloth while I SLOOOOOOWLY got everything set up (got a diaper pail, still waiting on my sprayer to get hooked up, etc, etc)...but I ran out of sposies this morning, so, DD is back in cloth. So far so good. I have to say the diapers are so much softer after this one big clean! She's wearing a diaper over-night now, so we'll see if there is any smell in the morning! I hope not!
Mara & Joel, 2009
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