So DD is 13 months old and we've cloth diapered since she was just a few weeks old. We did great for months. Then about 2 or 2.5 months ago they started leaking. Like nearly every change she had leaked. They also smelled pretty bad of ammonia after she peed in them, but not every before. Then slowly it got better and I assumed we had been not putting them on correctly. Then a few weeks ago she started getting a blistery rash. So I put her in sposies and it cleared right up within a day or two. The next day I put her back in CD and the rash returned. I did some research and found that it was probably a build up of yeast bacteria and they would have to be bleached. So I did that and she's been back in them for two days now. No rash, however she's leaking horribly again. 3 diaper changes in a row today. I'm sooo frustrated and on the verge of quitting. I just can't take the mess anymore. It's like they're not absorbing anything, they feel so light like there's no pee in them.
We have soft water and an HE machine. I've tried changing our washing routine multiple times and don't seem to be getting anywhere. Right now we do a cold speed wash with no detergent first, then a hot wash with EcoSprouts and extra rinse. I've tried to trick of throwing in a wet towel to weigh down the washer and have even tried doing a second cold wash and a second hot wash after everything I listed above. Anyone have ANY advice for me on what we can do to still make this work?