Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Here Comes the Sun...

So, you have all these cute diapers that you just paid all this money for and then…they get stained! What to do?

Not to worry!

These routines will minimize stains on your cloth diapers.

  1. Always do a cold rinse before you wash the diapers with hot/warm water. For better results, use a diaper sprayer to get all solids off.
  2. Wash the diapers at least every other day to cut down on the time that the diapers sit with poop on them.
  3. Sunning! It really works! Just put clean diapers out in the sun to dry to naturally get the stains out. This also naturally kills bacteria!
Here is the proof: We just had a newborn in our house and we were using Kissaluvs diapers. I put 24 CLEAN Kissaluvs fitted diapers out in the sun to dry and here are the results after 2 to 3 hours of sunning.



  1. That's amazing. I had some out for like 5 hours and they didnt come clean, not even a little bit!

  2. I love the sun..dont love how it makes my prefolds all crunchy though

  3. I am new to cloth diapering... what do you do during the long snowy winter? (I live in Canada)...

  4. yay for the sun!

    Katie - you don't need to do it outside to get results. When we were in an apartment I sunned on our windowsills, or even the dash of the car (take that neighbors!). And it doesn't need to be a full sunny day to bleach diapers. The UV rays will still do a decent job through the pesky clouds.

    The key is to make sure the diapers are sopping wet (either fresh out of the machine or just rewet in the sink). If that doesn't work, rewet and try a squeeze of lemon juice (although, if you do that, make sure to relaunder the dipaers before use).

    Here comes the sun...nah nah nah nah...its alright...

  5. ^^oh boy, sorry John and Paul (and George, and Ringo) for so poorly remember the lyrics!



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