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Cloth 101: Removing Stains from Cloth Diapers Naturally
April 6, 2014 4:01 pm | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers


Stains are a part of cloth diapering and now that spring is officially here, it’s a great time to remove them — naturally.

Sunning your diapers is an easy way to clean and rid stains from your cloth diapers. This method provides excellent results, doesn’t contain harmful chemicals, and it’s FREE. The UV rays in sunlight can also kill some bacteria, but to remove yeast, we recommend using bleach.

To sun your diapers, all you need to do is hang your clean, wet bumGenius, Flips, or Econobums on a clothesline for a couple of hours on a nice, bright day. If you don’t have a clothesline, you can hang your diapers on a drying rack, over a rail, or lay them on a patio table or chair. You may want to take caution and secure your diapers if it is windy outside.

Don’t forget to bring your cloth diapers in once they are fully dry.  During summer or extreme heat, leaving diapers out for too long in the sun could cause damage to the PUL. We never recommend leaving your cloth diapers outside for more than two hours.

If your stains aren’t fully removed from your diapers after one sun session, don’t worry. Some stains may take a few sunning sessions to be fully removed, especially if you just introduced your little one to new foods.

For more ways to remove stains from your cloth diapers, click here.

About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.


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