To all my Cloth Diapering Friends....I need help!
We use the Bum Genius 3.0 diaper (like the one here, just one version older).
I have LOVED my cloth diapers and totally planned to use them for any future kids. I get excited thinking about how much money we save on buying regular diapers. I think they are cute when Mack walks around in the them. I tell everyone al the details they want to know about them. I don't think they are too much of a hassle. I even expected to have to change out the velcro at some point, but other than that, I thought they would just keep lasting forever!
The waterproof layer is totally breaking down! I had never heard of this and am anxious to figure out why! I haven't had too much of an issue with the inserts. I did do a "cleanse" on them once since I thought they were not absorbing anymore. That seemed to fix the issue though. But not Macklin will have wet spots right in the middle of his tush! So strange.
I am upset about this because I had planned to use them for so long.
Now I just want to know what I am doing wrong.
Here is how I care for them....
-Spray off any access solids immediately upon changing
-Throw into dry pail until washing
-Wash once on cold with special detergent (recommended by Cotton Babies)
-Wash once on hot with bleach and special detergent
-One more rinse cycle on warm
-Hang dry the covers
-Put inserts into the dryer
One of my friends suggested putting the covers in the dryer for a hot cycle to try to melt the waxy waterproof layer back together, but that didn't really do anything for mine
(even though I had all the hope in the world that it was going to fix them!).
I need help. If anyone has any options/suggestions for me, please share!
I am now just "x"-ing out the ones that are leaking and slowing putting them aside. I have to load up the night time ones so thick that it must be uncomfortable for Macklin, but he doesn't seem to mind yet :)