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November 19th, 2007, 06:43 AM
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Hey All,

I got Desitin on a few of Kaiya's dipes. I had a flushable liner in but I guess the desitin bled through the liner. What do I do to get the desitin out? The dipes have been washed, but the desitin residue is still on the dipe. Any suggestions?
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November 19th, 2007, 08:45 AM
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Desitin is made with fish oil so if you didn't treat it immediately it may always be a stain. Likewise if you have already used hot water and/or put them in the dryer - heat sets the oil stain. I know if the Desitin on the dipe is fresh, don't rub it, that will work it in more., but you can make a paste of baking soda and lemon juice and let that sit on it several hours to overnight and then launder in cold water, maybe with Dawn since it is good at removing oils. My mom used Penaten on Sydda's bottom, it's a product in Canada much like Desitin, and I didn't know she had so just put it in the was as usual, and that stain never came out. You can barely see it anymore when the dipe is dry, but when it is wet, you can tell, the spots the diaper cream was on are still there. Dpesn't seem to have affected performance of the dipe though!

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November 22nd, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I did this once with the Burt's Bee's on accident. I put LOTS of Dawn directly on the spot and rubbed it together (with a lot of pressure for a minute or so to get it REALLY worked in), let it sit for a little bit, then washed it in hot water. Before I dried the diaper I did it all again, and it came out fine. I guess my only question is what type of diaper? The one that I did it on was a pocket, so it was only on the lining. If it is an AIO it might be more of a problem. Good luck!
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November 22nd, 2007, 04:40 PM
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^^ Burt's Bees doesn't contain fish oil though, I think that's why the Desitin stains, especially if it gets heat-set Burt's Bees comes out in the wash for us.
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November 22nd, 2007, 10:46 PM
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I see. Well, I have also heard good things about liquid Cascade (yes, the dish detergent) although I have not actually tried this method yet. Since it is made specifically to remove grease and oils, you might have some luck with it.
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November 22nd, 2007, 11:16 PM
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I see. Well, I have also heard good things about liquid Cascade (yes, the dish detergent) although I have not actually tried this method yet. Since it is made specifically to remove grease and oils, you might have some luck with it.[/b]
Isn't that funny how dish detergent is so good at cleaning fabric - I've been using Dawn to clean all my dishcloths and towels and hubbys sweaty gym clothes. Makes me wonder why, since the body sheds so much oil, that dish soap is better at washing clothing than laundry soap...
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November 22nd, 2007, 11:27 PM
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Isn't that funny how dish detergent is so good at cleaning fabric - I've been using Dawn to clean all my dishcloths and towels and hubbys sweaty gym clothes. Makes me wonder why, since the body sheds so much oil, that dish soap is better at washing clothing than laundry soap...[/b]
I know! Why haven't we seen Tide with Dawn Power or Joy Power or something?! Go figure!
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