Saturday, August 7, 2010

Getting Rid of Cloth Diaper Stains

If you have ever cloth diapered a baby you know that stains come with the territory. While stains don’t affect the function of the diaper, they are not pleasant to look at. There are some things you can do to get rid of stains and prevent stains from getting on your baby’s cloth diapers.

When I first started cloth diapering I dried my diapers on a clothes line. The sunshine worked as a natural bleaching process and my cloth diapers were stain-free. The sun is the most natural way to rid your diapers of stains. Repeated washings can also do the trick. I have had some stains slowly come out after the diaper was used and washed several more times. If you have stubborn stains try hanging your diapers in the sun. If you don’t have a clothes line you can try laying the diapers on the grass to soak up the natural bleaching of the sun.

Not everyone has access to the sun or time to hang the diapers on a clothes line. Imse Vimse’s Wash Away Stain Soap may be what you need. This soda wash soap comes in a block shape and should be used to pre-wash any stains. Thirsties Pre-Wash Cloth Diaper Detergent is a solution that is used to pre-wash your diapers. It will help prevent stains from setting in your baby’s cloth diapers.

Preventing the stains from getting on the diapers in the first place is helpful. Some parents use liners like fleece liners or disposable liners. Fleece liners like Bummis Fleece Liners or Imse Vimse Stay Dry Liners will provide a barrier between the diaper and your baby to keep stains off your diapers. Disposable liners like Kushies Flushable Biodegradable Liners or Imse Vimse Flushable Liners also help prevent stains from getting on your diaper by providing a barrier between the diaper and your baby. Washing more frequently will also give the stains less time to set in your baby’s cloth diapers.

While stains are commonplace in cloth diapers there are some things you can do to remove stains and prevent them from getting on your diapers. Thanks Mama is a one stop cloth diaper shop that provides a wide selection of cloth diapers and accessories to help you keep your baby’s diapers sparkling clean.

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