Last week I started having an ammonia issue with my overnight diapers. I know this is usually caused by a buildup of soap in the diaper itself, usually because they aren't being rinsed enough. So, I did a load of diaper laundry. Low and behold, suds galore!
It took hours to rinse the diapers enough. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I hadn't changed soap or how much I was using. Then it dawned on me, I hadn't run my washing machine cleaner in over a month and a half!!
While this doesn't seem like a big deal, soap had been building up in the washer, making my diaper laundry a nightmare. We use a different soap for regular clothes, and apparently they don't rinse all the way.
So, on Sunday I ran my Tide washing machine cleaner through the machine. Monday morning I started a load of diaper laundry. I used my normal routine, and no suds after the second rinse!
It really is amazing the little things that we can do that can really foul up our diaper washing routine!