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Tag Archive: bleach

Cloth 101: How to Sanitize Your Cloth Diapers
May 26, 2014 11:24 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Is there a lingering odor in your diapers? Has your baby recently had a rash or yeast infection?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, it may be time need to sanitize your diapers. So, how exactly do you sanitize bumGenius, Flip or Econobum diapers? Easy! Simply add 1/4 cup of regular liquid chlorine bleach to your wash load once a month! Now, there are a few things to remember when using bleach with cloth diapers: DO NOT add more than 1/4 cup DO NOT use bleach more frequently than once per month DO put the bleach in your wash machines bleach

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

Cloth 201: Mold, Mildew and Odor
August 12, 2013 9:06 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Life is hectic, and if you’re human, you might forget something every once in a while or get distracted easily.  This happens to me often. I’m pretty sure my mind blanks numerous times throughout any given day. When you’re a mom and spend 99.9 percent of your day worrying about taking care of your family, you probably lose track of things, too. Even cloth diapers. After you ran errands this morning with your baby, did you remember to bring in your bumGenius Wetbag, or is it still outside in the car? If  you forgot to grab it, run outside now!

Cloth Diaper Basics: Can I use bleach?
July 8, 2013 8:44 am | by

One of the biggest misconceptions about cloth diapers is that you can’t wash your stash with bleach.  We’re here to set the record straight and tell you that you can!  In fact, we even recommend washing your bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum cloth diapers with it.  But don’t go overboard with the bleach!  We have a few tips to follow when using it. We suggest adding 1/4 cup of regular liquid chlorine bleach to your warm wash cycle once a month.  There are several reasons why you will want to do this, like cloth diaper stink, ammonia, detergent build up, or