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PUL causing stink???

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    Posted: 29 Dec 2011 at 6:06pm
So I traded covers with another mom. I washed and stripped some prefolds used one with one of the new covers, no stink..... Then the next change I used one of my own, and what do you know, ammonia hmmm. Seems like with covers being so thin they would wash easy.... Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Your own cover now has ammonia?   The dipes do?  Sorry, I'm a little confused. 

Seems odd that any PUL cover would put stink into a diaper, but strange things have been known to happen.  I think covers w/ gussets might hold on to some yuck, but it seems like the general cleaning you'd do w/ a pre-loved item would knock it out.
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I would add a little bleach to my wash load with the covers if you suspect them to cause stink. Do they stink when freshly washed? They may need some disinfecting.

I had a cover rolled up with a poopy diaper that was left in my wet bag for a couple days, oops, and it held onto some major stink. It took several washes, bleach, and some sunning to get the smell out.
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I have a couple covers that I can not get the stink out of.  They have been stripped with dawn, with RLR, bleached, soaked in oxyclean, sunned,  everything I can think of.  Everything else about them is in perfect condition, so I can't stand to throw them away, but I can't use them either because of the smell.
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I've heard of pul holding onto poopy smells, but can't say i've heard of
it hanging onto ammonia odors before. I guess I'd try stripping and see if that works.
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I've had some with lingering poopy smells too but not ammonia. I started washing them with my regular laundry in tide and that seemed to work for the poopy. Sorry not much help.

Mary Beth--that's some serious stink.
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Yes, it is!  I'm at my wit's end and have take a cloth break. :(  
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