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Smelly lambs

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TheThirdHare Tue 11-Feb-14 11:22:37

... My sons nappies, not the fluffy animals:-) I love my Little Lamb nappies but lately they seem to smell of wee more strongly. There could be a couple of reasons for this (1yo does bigger wees, drinks less fluid so wees more concentrated, etc) but my question is: What can I do about it?

I guess I could change him more often (every 4 hours at the moment, is that normal?) but one if the things I like about my reusables is that you don't have to change them more often than disposables!

I have also wondered whether its because I wash them at 30 degrees but they come out if the machine smelling clean.

Please give me your tips for nice smelling cloth nappies!

glorious Tue 11-Feb-14 11:57:41

I'd suggest a strip wash or leaving out in the rain for a while. Detergent buildup can cause them to smell more. So no detergent, long cycle, repeat if necessary! Also it wouldn't hurt to wash at 60 once in a while (at least my Little Lambs which are microfiber and bamboo can be washed at 60 - probably wouldn't put the wraps in though).

TheThirdHare Tue 11-Feb-14 23:07:53

Thanks I'll give that a try!

HRMumness Tue 11-Feb-14 23:16:13

Is there a chance your washing machine could need a clean too? I know my DDs nappies smelt a bit funny and it turned out I just needed to give my washing machine a good clean / empty cycle 90 wash. I always wash at 60 and change DD every 2-3 hours fwiw but she has had HFM and problems with nappy rash so am extra careful.

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