......and giving Hu*g%iÃ‚Â£s / P&*(&*(s or the big supermarkets all that money each week for something that goes in the bin! Knowing your doing your bit for the world etc etc etc!!!
Seriously though it sounds like you need to sort out the smell issue. I started getting smelly nappies when Louis was about 9 months and teething badly. I was NOT going to put up with it - I love my nappies too much
!!! I asked around and read everything I could find and tried a few things and this is the combo I find works and others have reported back to me the same.
* Do a quick rinse on COLD water (the heat can set smells into the fibres of the nappy), the one I use is just the end rinse of a wool cycle and really only takes 5 minutes.
* Then add 1/2 tablet or 1/4 of usual amount of powder (have heard that liquid may cause extra build up so never use it on my nappies as that too could cause smell retention).
* In the fabric conditioner drawer add a slosh of white vinegar (vinegar actually neutralises the urine so I found the result immediate when I started using this). I also add 4 drops of tea tree oil (again not just for the smell, this is antibacterial to hospital grade and pretty amazing stuff), and 6 drops of lavender (coz it smells nice but also has antibacterial properties in its own right).
* Wash on 40-60 depending what you want to do (I tend to wash on 50 as a compromise!!)
The only times I've ever noticed a whiff (and I'm one of those people that sniffs everything, even food before I eat it!!) is when I've run out of the vinegar, and even then it takes a few washes without before I notice anything!!
Don't give up - cloth nappies are cool!!!!