Why do wet diapers smell like ammonia?

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asked Nov 5, 2017 in Toddler/Preschooler by Gee343 (290 points)
Why do wet diapers smell like ammonia?

What causes wet diapers to start to smell like ammonia?

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answered Nov 6, 2017 by Lilly21 (27,510 points)
Wet diapers eventually smell like ammonia because the urine that is absorbed into the inside of the diaper turns to ammonia once it sits and is in the air for awhile.

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