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How to strip cloth diapers

When should I strip my cloth diapers? Strip your cloth diapers if your child is suddenly getting a diaper rash. Strip your cloth diapers when they start smelling like ammonia.

Why should I strip my cloth diapers? It is important to strip your cloth diapers to remove detergent residue. Detergent residue build up houses bacteria and causes diaper rashes. 

Stripping steps

Wash your diapers normally using. Either by hand or by machine

Fill your pot with water, 1 teaspoon of dawn soap and 1 tablespoon of vinegar

Bring to a boil and add cloth

Using tongs swirl the cloths around. Let them boil for 5-10 minutes

Dump them in sink and re-wash them the way you normally would only this time DO NOT USE ANY SOAP

Line, sun, or machine dry them and enjoy the smell :)!

Here is the my video with step to step pictures and text. Enjoy :)

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