I know that if i have barnyard smell I am not using enough detergent therefore the dipes are not clean. I usually wash 12 dipes at a time in my HE front loader. Since I have hard water, I also add calgon during the hot wash.
I'm not sure how much detergent to add (I don't want to end up with ammonia smell). When i add more detergent, would it be a good idea to have my wash cycle be as follows?: cold rinse, hot wash cycle with more detergent and calgon, another hot wash cycle with calgon only and then finish with a cold rinse? or would a cold rinse, hot wash and 2 cold rinses remove excess detergent?
I'm also wondering since I have an HE if there is not enough water/agitation with the diapers. is it ok to throw in a wet towel to add weight to my cycle or will is ruin the pocket covers?
ANY advice is welcome :)