I'm sorry that my first time posting on this board is with a question, but the FAQ said it was ok.
I'm a FTM and was feeling all cocky about how well we were doing with this CD thing until I realized today that our diapers have a
funky smell. The smell is not ammonia-y and not necessarily poop-y. It
almost smells like a musty towel mixed with a toot. Nice, eh? They
smell ok coming out of the laundry, but LO's body heat seems to activate
the smell. Also, we're using coconut oil with each diaper change as a diaper rash preventative, and I
think while it smells so yummy at the time, that the smell of that is
mixing with the funk smell and creating a not nice combo.
We're only a
little over 3 weeks in (we used disposables for the first several
days). I didn't think I'd need to do a stripping or special treatment
this soon, so I'm thinking that I'm screwing something up in the wash
cycle or maybe not using the right soap? Per the city, our water is
"moderately-hard". I'm using Ecos detergent based on a recommendation
of a friend that lives in the same city and CDs, but I'm now finding mixed
reviews of this detergent with hard water
(https://community.babycenter.com/post/a26074421/ecos_detergent for example). Also, I find that Ecos has it's own strange smell.
Finally, my question.... I'm not opposed to
switching detergent of course, but will that alone fix the smell or do I
need to strip or bleach or do anything else first? I have a front-loader. My current routine is to prewash on delicate, cold water, with two soaked bath towels for added weight, no spin. Then, I wash on normal cycle, hot water, cold rinse, with detergent and an extra cold rinse and extra spin.
Thanks in advance for any tips. And I'll go contribute to the "texas" thread question as my way of contributing something to the board.
Me-41, Hubby-40. 1st BFP-8/17/12!
Missed Miscarriage discovered @ 8 week US. D&C. 2nd BFP-2/13/13!
Blighted Ovum discovered @ 8 week US. Natural miscarriage. 3rd BFP-5/22/13! By
early June, progesterone plummeting.
Another loss. August 2013 - started Donor Egg process, but surprise BFP with my own eggs.
Dear Son born 5/28/14