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Cloth issues~ Ammonia & Funk Rock?? Ozknativmama 17 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 2661 posts
10th Jan '13

MMKay so we have been having ammonia problems in LO's diapers for quite some time now. I even stopped using the cloth for a while because her diapers were so ammonia-fied that they were giving her rashes that BLISTERED. I had to take her to the doc and get a special cream.
I stripped her diapers VERY WELL and then ordered Rockin Green's ammonia bouncer called Funk Rock, and have done several things to try to get it to work, and take the ammonia OUT!!~
I tried soaking the diapers in hot water in the tub overnight with a tablespoon of FR, and I have also tried using the FR in the initial rinse of my wash, as well as in the hot wash. (Followed by another hot wash with detergent)



The ammonia is still there.
Anyone have any luck with Funk Rock??
Cuz I'm not. :evil:



I've also changed the way I store the dirty diapers, instead of in a wet bag I keep them in the open air in a laundry basket on top of the dryer. I have also tried airing the diapers out...rinsing in vinegar, soaking in vinegar...etc.



I have also tried using my prefolds inside of my pockets instead of inserts, ammonia still there.



I'm about to have to throw all of my damn diapers away and restock my stash, which IDK when that is going to be able to happen because I have NO MONEY. So I might just have to buy a whole big set of prefolds and just stick with those, instead of pockets. Because I know the inserts especially if they are synthetic fabric holds the ammonia and build up a lot better than say organic cotton or hemp.




I'm getting very very frustrated with this and I really don't want to have to throw my diapers away.
Should I keep trying to use the Funk Rock for a little longer?
I feel like I have been using it long enough now so it SHOULD be working...but its not.

FeliciaAnn Due June 1; 3 kids; Washington 1333 posts
10th Jan '13

My friend was just dealing with this problem. Did you try to boil the diapers? It got rid of the issue for her!

Ozknativmama 17 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 2661 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting FeliciaAnn:" My friend was just dealing with this problem. Did you try to boil the diapers? It got rid of the issue for her!"


No not yet but can you boil the PUL? Cuz the ammonia is on the diapers themselves as well, not just the inserts and prefolds. I don't really think boiling PUL would be a good idea, but ....?

pitbullprincess Due June 24 (girl); 65 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 1295 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Ҿɲȶ:" MMKay so we have been having ammonia problems in LO's diapers for quite some time now. I even stopped ... [snip!] ... use the Funk Rock for a little longer? I feel like I have been using it long enough now so it SHOULD be working...but its not. "


boiling
sunning
dawn dishsoap soaking then handwashing
my other usual suggestions you have tried
also the temp of the water you wash with
what kind of water is in your pipes or mabe its your babies diet? sounds like its pretty strong but mabe thats just me I didnt have this issue with my boy till he started solids and thats when diaper cleaning got creative lol

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104951 posts
10th Jan '13

Rocking green products suck. They make everything worse.




Boil everything that isn't oil and doesn't have snaps/Velcro. For everything that can't be boiled do this



Rinse with cold water.
Do a hot wash with 1/4 cup vinegar,
Then anothr hot was with 1/4 cup baking soda.



Then rinse like mad. I'm talking like, 6-10 rinses. I do warm when i rinse

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7970 posts
status 10th Jan '13
Quoting Ҿɲȶ:" No not yet but can you boil the PUL? Cuz the ammonia is on the diapers themselves as well, not just the inserts and prefolds. I don't really think boiling PUL would be a good idea, but ....?"


No you can't boil the PUL have you tried dawn dish soap?

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Ҿɲȶ:" No not yet but can you boil the PUL? Cuz the ammonia is on the diapers themselves as well, not just the inserts and prefolds. I don't really think boiling PUL would be a good idea, but ....?"

No, you should not boil PUL. You might want to rinse your diapers after every use, even just pee ones. Have you tried baking soda?

Ozknativmama 17 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 2661 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" No, you should not boil PUL. You might want to rinse your diapers after every use, even just pee ones. Have you tried baking soda?"


Kay so I've heard baking soda twice. I have never tried that.
Would I use that on everything? How would I use it?

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104951 posts
10th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ҿɲȶ:</b>" Kay so I've heard baking soda twice. I have never tried that. Would I use that on everything? How would I use it?"</blockquote>




Yup on everything. I just put it right in thee like I do detergent.

Ozknativmama 17 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 2661 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ҿɲȶ:</b>" Kay so I've heard baking soda twice. ... [snip!] ... on everything? How would I use it?"</blockquote> Yup on everything. I just put it right in thee like I do detergent."


How often do you use it?
Just for this purpose or regularly?
How much?

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104951 posts
10th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ҿɲȶ:</b>" How often do you use it? Just for this purpose or regularly? How much?"</blockquote>



You can use it every wash. I mainly use it to strip, but if I start to notice a smell, I throw it in a regular cycle.



I use 1/4 cup. Idk last night I just kind of dumped it in there.lol

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
10th Jan '13

Rockin' green ruined our diapers and made her blistering problems worse.



I'm going to switch to country save.

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
19th Jan '13

I use baking soda every wash. I do a prerinse with baking soda, hot wash with a tiny amount of arm and hammer detergent (our normal detergent), hot rinse with vinegar, then sometimes another hot rinse, and a cold rinse.



I did start having issues recently because her older brother has been using a diaper at night, and I think his urine is just too strong. We had to designate certain diapers just to him.