Up until this week I have never had a stain on any of my cloth diapers. Then the unthinkable occurred! I removed my diapers from the washer to put them in the dryer and I noticed 2 shells and one insert had horrible poopy stains on them. Oh no! I knew that sunning was supposed to be the cure for diaper stains, so I put the damp and stained items on the back patio. I am on vacation so North Carolina has a lot better sunlight than New York. I left to eat lunch with a friend and came back a few hours later. This is what my diapers looked like when I left. (I forgot to take a picture of one of the shells)
This is what I returned to!
Is that amazing or what? One thing to note is that I bought the Fuzzibunz used. There is a wicked stain that was already there (the black one) that didn’t come out all the way.
So how can you do this to your own diapers? I usually take the stained diapers directly from the washer to the sunshine. I lay them out in an area I know will have many hours of full sunshine. Once they are dy (and stain free) I bring them inside. Sometimes, if I feel they have been soiled outside by something, I wash and dry them again with my next load. Otherwise I toss them in thew dryer to soften them up.