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Here Comes the Sun!
April 8, 2013 4:30 pm | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Spring is here and that means one thing – it’s time to freshen your cloth diapers with a little sun.

Has your little one been trying new foods this winter and spring?  Blueberries and other foods can often leave a mark on your cloth diapers.  In winter, it can be difficult to remove stains inside your cloth diapers.  Sunning cloth diapers not only removes stains, but is a natural way to sanitize your laundry.  With spring upon us and more sunshine in most of our forecasts, now is the perfect time for your cloth diapers to catch some rays.

To sun your cloth diapers, simply hang your clean, wet cloth diapers on the clothesline.  No clothesline?  No problem!  You can lay your clean, wet cloth diapers with the inside facing up on an outdoor table or chair, over the deck rail, or on a drying rack placed in the sun.  Just be sure to secure your diapers if it is a windy day.

Don’t forget to bring your cloth diapers in once they are fully dry.  During summer or extreme heat, leaving diapers too long in the sun could cause as much damage as drying your diapers on a high heat setting in the dryer.

If your stains aren’t fully removed after one sun session, don’t worry.  Some stains may take a few sunning sessions to be fully removed.  Just repeat the process on the next sunny laundry day available.

Read more about other ways to sanitize your cloth diapers and remove stains in this previous blog post.  If you have further questions about how to wash or care for your bumGenius, Flip, or Econobum cloth diapers, give us a call at 1-314-892-1855 or email


About the Author

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.



  • Giggles said...
    May 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Does the high amount of pollen in the air every cause problems when drying diapers outside?

  • Mama Kim said...
    April 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Sunning works! Want to encourage the use of the sun in the winter, too! If it’s above freezing, diapers can dry outside. Even when temps cause wet diapers to “freeze” on the line, the sunning still sanitizes and removes stains. Then the diapers can be brought inside to thaw and dry. It extends the drying time a bit, but nothing replaces the natural freshness and safety of the sun’s “bleaching” action.

  • Lovely Mrs. Long said...
    April 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I had some mild stains on some second hand diapers that I got this weekend, I did a soak in EcoSprout and boiling hot water, I still saw some stains but I put them on a rack stuck them in the Florida Sun and Poof, Dinge pretty much gone, stains eradicated and all the flats pretty much look Bleached white!Highly impressed! plus it took them less than two hours to dry and the inserts and prefolds would have taken at least two cycles in the dryer so I am sold on Sunning