Get Stains OUT! of Your Diapers!

by Amanda Hearn · 5 comments

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Get Stains OutSo, you use cloth, Congrats!

Aaaaand you hate stains. You’re in luck!

There is a crazy simple solution πŸ™‚

The sun!

Wash and dry your diapers as usual. (Need help with that? Try these tips!)

Line dry your diapers. This works in cold weather (I wouldn’t do it in freezing weather) and even cloudy days. Sunny days will work best, and warm days will help dry your diapers best of course, but the sun will bleach out the stains! It is truly amazing.

When you’re all done (or the day is), bring them indoors. If they aren’t dry, toss them in the dryer or let them air dry (I would ONLY do this if they were like the most itty bitty bit of damp.)

Enjoy your stain free diapers!

This is March in Ohio!

Don’t have a clothesline? I use a retractable version mounted to our deck and it hooks onto our garage. (Here’s one for about $10!)

No place for even a retractable? No problem!

You can still sun on a deck, porch, patio, driveway – or even through a sunny window. I’ve done this before through a side window and it did work, not as fast, but it did work. I would imagine a larger window with more direct sunlight would work great. Try putting your diapers on a clothing rack like this in front of the window.
You will be amazed by the stains that the sun can remove. In addition to stain fighting, it is also a natural way to disinfect! This method of “sunning” also works great on clothing stains from foods and other miscellaneous things.

See here about cleaning up stained kids clothes (and anything else for that matter).

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Amanda Hearn

Founder of The Eco-Friendly Family, design geek, serial tanktopist, content creator, mother, coffee addict, & lover of fun. I am also a partner at Green Child Magazine & Put A Cup In It!
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Us November 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

We live by sunning our stains!

Maria November 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

We live by sunning our stains!

Aurora November 17, 2009 at 3:37 am

We always hang dry & sun our clothing, works great.

Kara - Wife, Momma, Doula November 28, 2009 at 2:26 am

I use BG's 3.0 and have no issues with stains at all!

Unknown October 12, 2011 at 3:05 am

This is so true – nothing works better than the sun!

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