One of the questions that’s come up so far is what causes a mysterious pinkish tinge/stain?
Several cloth nappies uses have found nappies or reusable wipes developing a pinkish stain or tinge. We’ve ruled out mixed wash accidents, calpol or anything else obvious like kids having eaten beetroot.
It seems to appear AFTER washing, rather than being on the nappy/wipe before it goes in the wash. A simple and unscientific poll in the facebook group found that mainly it’s only happened to nappies/wipes that had poo on them when they went in the wash. And nearly everyone it’s happened to lives in a hard water area.
Chemists, (or biochemists, or microbiologists) can you shed any light on it? We were wondering if it’s possibly something from faecal bacteria reacting with a mineral in the water?
Suggestions of what causes it, or experiments we could try, gratefully accepted.