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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelNoodle View Post
    I came back too to see the results. We are freaks apparently.
    Just glad it's not just me.

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    Seriously, I'm bummed. Although her day time diapers didn't smell, the night time one did. I did have to kind of stick my nose in it, but, the ammonia smell was very apparent. So it was better, but hardly all gone.

    I'm doing a regular wash now with my new bag of Crunchy Clean (well, I didn't use the whole bag...just two scoops). Thing is, even with my parents SUPER soft water, I didn't see ANY suds when they started washing! I don't understand that.

    So, anyway... I guess we'll see how these dipes come out in the end, but I might have to try a Dawn strip in the washer. That can't hurt the machine in any way, right (it's a new HE machine- I cannot afford to damage the machine!)? I am just frustrated that I don't know if I need to do extra rinses if there are no suds apparent... but who knows???

    Also, I really feel very special that so many of you are checking up on me and my diapers.

    Also, can I just say- my dad has to change part of the toilet thing to attach my sprayer, so he hasn't done it yet... he's been busy. So, I've had to deal with 2 poopy diapers with no sprayer. UGH. Letting them dry out mostly helped, but ugh, swishing. My dad needs to get with it and do whatever needs done to attach that sprayer!!!
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    Well I'm glad it was better at least. I don't think the Dawn should hurt anything--I was using it all the time by the end of my CD days and my washer is just fine!
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    If you do dawn you'll be doing A TON of washes afterwards b/c it takes so so so much to rinse it all away and HE washers make that more difficult. Have you tried boiling anything without pull, snaps, etc - like inserts? That made such a HUGE difference to us just last month in getting rid of the crap that came from using RnG HR all winter.

    Crunchy clean doesn't make hardly any bubbles at all. It's "missing" the ingredients (which I can't think of what they're called at the top of my head right now) that creates all those bubbles that say laundry detergents like tide do. It's not necessary to have bubbles to clean well. Bubbles are just extras really. I look to see if there's any swirling or discoloration happening when washing to make sure everything is good to go, but I also have a top loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayssmile View Post
    If you do dawn you'll be doing A TON of washes afterwards b/c it takes so so so much to rinse it all away and HE washers make that more difficult. Have you tried boiling anything without pull, snaps, etc - like inserts? That made such a HUGE difference to us just last month in getting rid of the crap that came from using RnG HR all winter.

    Crunchy clean doesn't make hardly any bubbles at all. It's "missing" the ingredients (which I can't think of what they're called at the top of my head right now) that creates all those bubbles that say laundry detergents like tide do. It's not necessary to have bubbles to clean well. Bubbles are just extras really. I look to see if there's any swirling or discoloration happening when washing to make sure everything is good to go, but I also have a top loader.
    The only dipes we've been using mostly right now are our BG AIOs- which all have snaps, etc. I just haven't used my FLIPs since we got home- but they were never the super stinky ones anyway.

    Good to know about the Crunchy Clean and no bubbles. It's impossible for me to see through the slightly tinted door to see if the water is changing color or anything. Plus, it's a HE machine, so, it seems like there is almost no water in there anyway.
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    AIOs are harder to get rinsed cleaned when dealing with an HE.

    Have you searched around Diaper Swappers? Maybe somebody there has posted something useful?

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    When DS1 got to be about 2.5 I had to stop putting him in cloth overnight, his urine was just too concentrated I guess and he was getting ammonia burns. It didn't matter what I did, how much I stripped, bleached, soaked, sunned, etc., we'd put him in sposies to let it clear up and then as soon as we put him back in cloth for the night the burns were back within 2 nights. DS2 had no problems at all, no problems with his overnights and even no problems if I switched him DS1's overnights, it was only DS1 and it was with any and every diaper I tried. Just letting you know that it may unfortunately be unavoidable, you're diapers may be completely and totally clean and spotless, but she just can't handle cloth at night anymore as she gets older.
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    Have to say, the Crunchy Clean seems to have worked better than the Oxy-vin! I've washed twice with crunchy clean, and I stuck my nose in this morning's diaper, and it didn't smell! I am DEFINITELY stocking up on the Crunchy Clean for hard water when we head back to Laos!
    Mara & Joel, 2009




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    YAY!!!

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    Yay! I recently switched to Crunchy Clean and I must say I also love it. Works way better for us than Rockin Green ever did!
    Amber/25 & Chris/36 - 15-Dec-06 Apr/08 & Oct/11


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