3.06.2012

Morning Stink

I'm beginning to experience the joy of morning funk! We use Flip Organic inserts at bedtime and they are a sheet saver! I LOVE them and can't even begin to think of straying.  If it's not broke, don't fix it, right?  However, the past week or so I've begun to experience what I'm guessing is a small ammonia smell in the mornings.  I've never dealt with ammonia before, so honestly, I'm not sure that this is what I'm dealing with.

Most people describe ammonia as a smell that makes your eyes water and burns your nose.  I'm not experiencing any of that, but I do know that some ammonia in the morning is normal.  Noah's in his nighttime diapers for about 13 hours.  My wonderful Flip combo can hold up for 13 hours with no leaks! Hooray! But the diaper is saturated in the morning.  I decided to bleach my organic inserts to see if it helped.  I threw in my microfiber too while I was at it, but I wasn't having any issues with those.  I did throw in my hemp doublers not realizing that you aren't supposed to bleach hemp.  (They turned out fine.)  

Everything came out of the wash smelling great and my microfiber was super soft and fluffy!  BUT my organic inserts still stink in the morning! My next step has been to rinse them really good in the morning.  I wasn't doing this before unless he had pooped in his diaper.  Hopefully this will help, but so far I'm not telling a difference.  I guess there will be a part 2 to this post eventually.  Either the problem will get worse or I'll find a solution! 

What do you do to deal with nighttime stink?  Any suggestions for me?

2 comments:

  1. I wash every day or every other day out of necessity because I cloth diaper 2 children full time and one sometimes at night. I do not have a problem with diapers holding onto the ammonia. So, I'd say one solution would be to wash more often. I think the rinsing will work also. I have had to leave dirty diapers at home before - actually a couple of times - when leaving on a two night trip. I rinsed them out and hung them over the side of the pail so they could 'air'. It worked with no problems. http://allthingszoo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the tip. I'm already washing every other day. Maybe letting them air out will help!

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