Staining and cloth diapers unfortunately go hand in hand. We here at Thirsties always try to stay up to date on laundering issues, and suggest the most eco-friendly and safe methods for cleaning diapers and covers.
Here are a few natural solutions for lifting stains…
- Prewash on cold. With every load of laundry, we suggest a prewash with cold water. DO NOT dry in the dryer as heat will set staining.
- Although soaking can aid in stain removal, we do not recommend soaking anything on a regular basis for longer than 10 minutes. This is due to the fact that it can eat away at lamination, and lock in odor.
- Use a cloth safe detergent to help clean your diapers. You can see a complete list here: Care and Use
- Dry in the sun. This works 99% of the time. The UV rays of the sun fade the stains away.