Have you noticed that your nappies have a strong smell when they are wet? The reason for this is very likely to be down to detergent build-up. Detergent and mineral build-up can trap bacteria, causing stink and rashes and might also be affecting the absorbency of your inserts. The issue might become apparent when your baby is teething and their wee starts smelling stronger especially at nighttime when they are in the same nappy for longer. In these cases, we recommend that you do a strip wash.
Heavy wetter or not, I strongly believe that one of the fundamental factors for success with cloth nappies is making sure you have the right absorbency. Of course, with a heavy wetter, this is even more important to ensure that your baby stays dry.
One of the many benefits of using cloth nappies is that you shouldn’t be dealing with nappy rash very often. However, due to other factors such as sensitive skin, diet and teething, most parents will have to deal with this at some stage. Here are a few tips on how best to keep nappy rash at bay (and hopefully avoid it completely!).