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When the 'magic diaper' is not working? Help?!
Hi All!! So, I have been cloth diapering my daughter since she was 6 months (now 21 months) and I have run in to the 'ultimate problem' of nightime diapering. I LOVE cloth diapering and have mostly Grasshoppers for daytime but working full time and getting ready for baby #2 (due in 4 weeks) has sent me to the horrid land of disposables at night (which she occasionally leaks through as well). So-I have the Sustainablebabyish fleece fitted Medium in size paired with a Sustainablebabyish wool cover and it worked great until recently. She is a super soaker-seriously and leaks through! (she is 22 lbs, long and lean). PLUS, I am dealing with CRAZY ammonia in these fitteds (yes, I have stripped and stripped, still seems to not be helping?) Also, any idea how to get the 'ammonia' smell out of wool covers (regular wool wash did not help). Thanks everyone, any advice would be GREAT!! So-to repeat my questions:
-What do you use for a super soaker at night?
-OR any advice on ammonia stink for fitteds and wool covers?
Are you opposed to using PUL at night?
Do you have soft water or normal water? When you say you have stripped and stripped what methods have you used?
Are the covers well lanolinized (is that a word?? lol)?
owner and author of All About Cloth Diapers
Christian homeschooling mom to 5 children
Thanks for the reply:)! I have soft water (don't hate me), I am not opposed to PUL at night but I prefer natural fibers when possible, I have stripped with lots of hot washes and funk rock and yes my covers were lanolized well:). So, advice on a nighttime solution? Should I order a large sustainable fitted? (she is 23lbs)-seems to fit her but will going up a size give me more absorption? Lastly-how can I get the ammonia smell out of my wool covers without ruining them? Thanks so much!
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