If your cloth diapers begin to give off an offensive odor and suddenly start leaking, then you might need to learn about a process called stripping. Cloth diapers can accumulate oils and fats that embed themselves within the fibers of the fabric. This oily build-up causes the diapers to begin to repel liquids, such as urine, which can cause leakage. Even worse, these oils can have foul smells. Stripping is a deep cleaning process that removes these oils and restores the cloth diaper fibers. Sometimes, you might also need strip cloth baby wipes, as they will also accumulate these same smelly oils which can cause the wipes to smell bad and potentially irritate your baby’s skin. Over time, even diaper covers may need to be stripped as they are exposed to the same oils which can infiltrate the cloth. It is important to remember that stripping is something that is not done frequently, but as needed, for maintenance purposes only.