As much as I love cloth diapering, I have to admit I am a bit fed up right now. LA has another ammonia burn on his bum. This happened what, like 3-4 months ago? And now again? GRRRRR. I don’t understand what I am doing wrong. Why must I have fluffy issues? I wish it were easy.
The fluffy diapers smell clean when they are washed. Some of them (our most used ones) have a VERY strong smell when I take them off of LA. I am assuming that is the ammonia smell. The last load of diaper laundry I did I left the washer lid open for the diapers to soak in Rockin Green and hot water for a few hours. After they were clean and dry I used one of those diapers and the smell seemed to be gone. I am hoping that helped. I guess I need to do that with all diapers to hopefully get any build up off. It is so frustrating when you try to use cloth because it’s better for your baby’s skin and for the environment and then you have to see that horrible ammonia burn on your poor baby. That seriously is awful. I really hope that the soak is my answer because I am back to being afraid to use cloth at night. It was so hard for me to get to the point of using cloth at night and now I am back to disposables (yes, I am ashamed to admit that). 🙁 Just had to vent about my frustrations tonight. How do you get rid of ammonia problems and keep them from coming back?