Yes, good ol' blue Dawn...the stuff that cleans penguins caught in oil spills also helps cloth diapers! Yay Dawn! Pretty much all types of modern cloth diapers can be stripped this way: Follow the washing routine described above. In the wash cycle, in addition to detergent, add a squirt of blue Dawn. If you open your washing machine during the rinse cycle you will see bubbles galore. That is totally normal. Basically what the blue Dawn does is it binds to the build-up and oils trapped in the pores of the cloth and helps wash them away (same as the penguins). Once you are done with your two rinses, you will have to keep rinsing until you see no more bubbles in the wash. For my washing machine, it is about 2 more rinses (in addition to the 2 after the wash, a total of 4 rinses). For super tough build-up you can literally add a tiny drop of blue Dawn to the spot in your diaper where you are having trouble (perhaps a side that always leaks?) and scrub it with a little brush before putting it in the wash. Check out this video by smartipants where this technique is demonstrated.
Follow this routine to kick the build-up in your cloth diapers to the curb! Have you ever stripped your cloth diapers using the blue Dawn method?