I remember a couple of months ago a cloth diaper mama on Twitter asked what everyone did for “cloth diaper stones”? I had no clue what she was talking about. Not that that is entirely surprising, I can’t possibly know everything there is to know about cloth diapers ;)
Of course, as it always works out when you raise your eyebrow at someone like they are crazy, God helps you to see how wrong you are.
As you know I love my bum genius organic aios. Love them. But they aren’t perfect. It’s most likely due the heavy use they get, but our bgo aios are the first cloth diapers to wear out. By wear out I mean get ratty holes along the legs and where the insert is sewn in.
They are still fully functional but they are a bit embarrassing looking — and I know this because as I was changing a cloth diaper at my mother-in-law’s house as my sister-in-law watched on I realized just how terrible they looked.
Anyways. Another imperfection to my bum genius organic aios is the development of these tiny hard “stones”. Not just one or two but multiple bumps throughout the insert. Really odd.
Because I didn’t know what they were I soaked them for 24 hours in Rockin Green detergent. It seems everywhere I turn someone is recommending it for something so I gave it a shot. However, for these stones it didn’t do anything.
Seeing as the diaper with the most stones is a zinnia bum genius with a pink inner with multiple ratty holes in it I figured I could sacrifice this one for research and cut into the insert. I was prepared for the worst. Really. I was thinking poop residue.
But you know what it was?? Cotton fuzz. Like the fuzz you clean out of your baby’s toes when you take off their cute white socks. No wonder Rockin Green didn’t do anything.
How did they get there though??
I really don’t know. The insert is organic cotton so it isn’t completely outrageous that these developed. Although still strange. Would I still put it on Sterling even with the bumpiness against his skin? Maybe. Probably. If I needed a diaper and all the others were dirty, sure. Might it bother him? Maybe. I’m thinking it would be as irritating to him as it would be to us if we had a fuzz ball in our sock under our foot.
If you have bum genius organic aios and this has happened to your diapers please chime in. If you’ve had stones develop in other diapers I want to hear about it too.
Also, if you do have some cloth diapers with hard bumps and would like to discretely cut a hole for research purposes please share a picture of what you find!!