Do you ever have those moments where you have a light come on in your head? Or you have something happen and you think that you might be stupid, literally stupid? That happened today.
So I was getting really frustrated with cloth diapering and the constant fight I was having with the smell of um, ammonia. I was racking my brain, calling guru's off the internet asking them 9 million questions and talking to friends to figure out what I am doing wrong. I know AB is not a super heavy wetter... what the heck?!? I would pull them out of the washing machine and they would smell like nothing and then when I would pull them out of the dryer, BAM, knock your socks off!! Or I would walk into AB's room in the am and smell it. I was stripping those things like every other day.So frustrating!
Well, our washing machine broke (don't be confused, there is a relation!). I already spent one whole day at a friends house using her washing machine and dryer. So today I loaded up our two loads and headed to another friends.
I was standing on my head pulling laundry out and she had one of those bounce bar holder things attached in the dryer but not the bar. I asked her why she didn't use it and that she should. She told me she did until they started cloth diapering.
I started yelling, are you kidding me?!?! We have one and I swear by it! That is what has been wrong the whole time. You can not use dryer sheet, fabric softener or any other goodness on those things. I was told that but forgot and it's such common knowledge that no one ever asked me or was I thinking! It now makes sense that they would smell fine out of the washer but then get the funk back after the dryer.
Oh Abbey, your brain is a scary place to be sometimes!