- Wash diapers in HOT water with one to one-and-a-half tablespoons of original formula blue Dawn dishsoap.
- Rinse in HOT water 3-5 times. This is important, as you need to get ALL of the detergent out of the diapers (and it will also remove any previously accumulated buildup). To ensure that you’ve rinsed enough times, peek into the washer just as it’s finished agitating, but before it’s started the spin cycle. See lots of bubbles? Rinse again!
- Dry as usual. (Like many Canadians, I have a drying rack inside to combat the dry air in the house. Drying laundry indoors is WAY cheaper than a humidifier!)
Not only did this method get rid of the stinkies, but stripping your diapers can help if you’re finding that they don’t have quite as much absorbency as they once did.
**Note from Heather: this method of stripping is safe for all types of diapers and is recommended by many manufacturers, BumGenius and Knickernappies included. It does require the use of original blue Dawn dishsoap.
--Written by Alannah