Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow earlier this month, so as the legend says, we should expect an early spring. I’m not sure about you, but I’m definitely ready for spring. However, for many of us, spring means lots of rainy days, which can be a bit challenging when drying your cloth diapers.
If you read the packages of your bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers, you’ll see that we recommend “line drying” most of your diapers. Not only is line drying environmentally friendly, it also puts less wear on your cloth diapers than a trip through the dryer. But you don’t have to own a clothesline to line dry your diapers.
Here are a few of our tips on how to line dry your cloth diapers indoors during less than ideal weather conditions:
Use an indoor drying rack. Cotton Babies carries a few drying racks that we’ve tried and love. My 3 tier drying rack has a permanent home in my basement. However, if space is at a premium in your home, I’ve been told the 2 tier version fits nicely in most bathtubs. Hang your cloth diapers to dry during the day or overnight and collapse the rack and store it for bath time.
Toss them over a shower rod. This is another great way to keep clean diapers up and away from toddler hands while drying. Maximize your space by using plastic clothes hangers along the shower rod if you have a larger cloth diaper collection.
String a line indoors. If you have a basement or other area, you can install a retractible clothesline. They are found at many home improvement stores. Just be sure to follow all safety recommendations and find a safe place that is away from little hands.
Do you have other tips for drying diapers indoors during cold or wet weather? Share them with us in the comments below!