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Thread: Ongoing ammonia smell

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    Default Ongoing ammonia smell

    For the last few months, DDs MCns are smelling like ammonia really strongly when she wees. They don't smell after washing. I though at first it was teething as she has had it on and off during teething periods, but at this stage it has been going on for ages and I really don't think she has any teeth coming now as they are almost all in (only 2yo molars but they aren't anywhere in sight).

    It's extremely strong and noticeable so I have begun putting her in disposables if we go out in public. I don't really want to have to use disposables full time as I think she will toilet train in the next few months and I do love MCNS. There's no smell in disposables and I don't think she is dehydrated.

    Any advice? I feel like it's worse in cushie tushies and BBH, and slightly better in bambootys. Maybe my CT are older and getting past it.

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    Default Re: Ongoing ammonia smell

    I have not used MCN now for 18months so can't quiet remember but I did find they smelt a little if I had not done a strip wash for sometime. I would gather the solution wouldn't be that simple

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    Default Re: Ongoing ammonia smell

    Saffy no help here but i find the same thing with both my boys. I am actually using disposables as preferred at the moment as i find it a bit embarrassing that my bub smells like i havent changed him for hours

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    Default Re: Ongoing ammonia smell

    I always found nappies smelt the least I'd they'd been dried in sunshine (as opposed to drier/clothes airer

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    Default Re: Ongoing ammonia smell

    DD1's smelled of ammonia but not while on her, only once in the nappy bucket. I put it down to old wee, lack of air circulation (though bucket was bin with revolving lid). Not sure why in truth...

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    Default Re: Ongoing ammonia smell

    Thanks everyone, we only dry in the sun, don't have a dryer. Probably should do a strip wash but I never found them particularly effective.

    Of course, since posting, the smell is much better after 3mths of it. So typical, I should have posted earlier lol.

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    Default Re: Ongoing ammonia smell

    I was going to suggest a strip wash.


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