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    Default Cloth nappies

    How do you wash yours?
    Do you nappy San soak?
    Any other tips?



    Ds nappies were fine bug recently smell like pee even after their washed or soaked any tips to get the smell out?

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    Default Re: Cloth nappies

    Are they mcns?
    You may need to do a strip wash.

    Napisan is not recommended for mcn either.

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    Default Re: Cloth nappies

    The ones with inserts and push studs on front

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    Default Re: Cloth nappies

    Soak for 12+ hours.
    Wash in warm water
    Air dry outside

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    Default Re: Cloth nappies

    Yep, thats MCNs.
    Drying them in the sun helps to bleach out stains and kill bacteria as well as reducing smells. So def do that if you werent already.
    Google strip washing, there's lots of different methods.

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    Default Re: Cloth nappies

    We sometimes use canesten to wash in too

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    I've been using boiling water and a dash of vinegar that's been getting rid of the smell and making it more absorbent again but is that going to damage any part of the nappy at all?

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    I think it's not great for the elastic Jellybean. Most MCN's can only be washed in water up to 60 degrees. Try a 60 degree wash with a few drops( like 1/2 teaspoon) of dishwashing liquid to strip wash them. Do up put them through a rinse cycle before you wash them? What are you washing them in?

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    I can do a 60 degree wash probably doesn't do a rinse though unless I put it on a cycle tht does I usually out t through the quick wash which is an hour on 60degrees didn't know you could put dish washing liquid in though

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    Default Re: Cloth nappies

    Is the vinegar still ok?

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    Im not certain it was the vinegar, but I was washing with vinegar and a few of my nappy inserts deteriorated really quickly. I stopped and no more damage...

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    Default Re: Cloth nappies

    Ok I'll change things up a bit, still waiting on an order of 10nappies an only have a few that have been drying so hubby been using disposables while I'm working this weekend will try after using some more next week

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    Ow are you going Jellybean with your MCN's?

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    Great I still have to change them a lot more frequently than disposables (maybe I need different liners?) otherwise they wet their pants but the 60degree wash on it's own seems to get rid of the smell

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    I've stopped using my mcns because of how frequently I have to change them so that they don't leak . The hardest thing is changing my son's nappy, then after an hour or so he'll fall asleep and if he sleeps longer than an hour (meaning mcn has been on for 2+ hours) I start getting paranoid that he's leaked.
    Anybody have any tips with regards to that? I hate knowing all the sposies are not only contributing to landfill but also that the $400+ I spent on mcns is essentially going to waste because I keep buying sposies.

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    How old is your LO Jellybean? What are the inserts made of?

    What brand are your MCN's Dot Face?

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    1yo girl and 2.5 yo boy no idea maybe microfiber??

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    I find bamboo even more absorbent. DD drinks lots of water so I super boost her nappies to the max with extra inserts. We use itti bitti MCN's.

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