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The Miracle of Sun! On Cloth Diapers that is.

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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)

A Smartipants Microfiber insert and a Fuzzibunz shell

A Smartipants Microfiber insert and a Fuzzibunz shell

This is what I returned to!

Insert, FB shell, and Smartipants shell

Insert, FB shell, and Smartipants shell

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.

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Kim Rosas began Dirty Diaper Laundry in 2009 out of a desire to help more parents understand modern cloth diapers. She lives in Florida with her husband of 5 years and her two boys. Even though none of her boys wear diapers anymore she is still just as committed to promoting them. In her spare time Kim enjoys video editing, photography, and coffee.
  • http://www.greenbabiesblog.org Rachel

    Isn’t it amazing what the sun can do! I am amazed everytime. When I first started cloth diapering it was cold and dark outside for days, so I would wash the diapers 2-3 extra times to get stains out. This is not the way to go, not only is it time consuming and wasteful, but it doesn’t work nearly as well as the sun does. Another reason to use sun is because you should not be using any harsh chemicals on the diapers in order to preserve the life of the diaper and to protect your baby’s bum. Try it out, it is really like Magic (plus a good alternative to putting diapers in the dryer each time)!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..New Gro Baby Diapers Review =-.

  • http://tryingtobringadreamtolife.blogspot.com Angela

    I have some used diapers that have been washed and dried with stain remaining—-does the sun take out old stains also?
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Gro Baby =-.

    • Jackie

      yes, it does. I have done this on a number of occasions with no problems what so ever.

  • http://www.strocel.com Amber

    I bought a drying rack and I hang my cloth diapers outside to dry whenever it’s nice enough out. The sun does a great job getting the stains out. I think they’ve never looked better. :)
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Is the Baby Getting Enough? =-.


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