Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cloth Diaper Stains, OH MY!

I've been cloth diapering since March 2011 after discovering McKenzie was allergic to Huggies disposable diapers.

I'm still very much learning the ends and outs of what it takes to cloth diaper, and don't even have a detergent yet that I LOVE.

I would love some feedback on the following stains pictured below.

McKenzie had an upset tummy for a few days and unfortunately these two diapers seemed to take a big hit and I'm not sure how to get them stain free and pretty again!


Sweetserendipity03 said...

I recently started using cloth diapers myself. There is a way to "strip" them every now and again. I would Google "stripping cloth diapers". I believe one way is bleaching them and then rewashing them again to get the chemicals out. I haven't actually done it yet because I am not 100% sure how I feel about it. I use Charlie's Soap. I do one wash on cold no soap then a regular hot-cold wash with soap and then an extra rinse cycle. I also heard to get the stains out it helps if you put them out in the sun, again not sure, haven't tried yet. We have only been using ours for a month so they are still in pretty good shape. Hope I helped a little. Good luck!

Zaira said...

throw them in the sun, should be gone in a few hours :)

stopping by from Super Stalk Sunday

Michelle said...

I havent tried to strip the stains out yet but i think it will have to happen. sunning supposedly does work but Ive only seen pictures of other sunned diapers and unfortunately being november in IN, we have many "sunny" days anymore :(

Padded Tush Stats has a great post about stripping diapers!

Forgetful Mom said...

I have only been using cloth since June 2011, and we are still stain free. I always hang them to dry, usually in the sun. It is amazing the difference you can see after sunning them. I have also heard that lemon juice will help but haven't had to try it yet.

Slightly Nerdy. Sometimes Cool. said...

I loved Allens laundry detergent for my bumgenius diapers. It is expensive, but lasts a long time. Sunning was the only thing that got stains out for me as well. I ended up buying some colorfull flannel liners from etsy, so they got the brunt of the stains and not my dipes.

Life With Captain Fussybuckets said...

Some may disagree, but OxiClean has always taken out our stains and never hurt the diapers. I just use the spray. I think if you don't spray the PUL and don't let it sit for longer than 10 mins before washing, you should be good.

But if you can, try the sun first. :)

sensiblygreen said...

Hi there Michelle! First, remember that a stain does not mean 'dirty', so if you are willing to live with it, know that your baby is in no danger at all! :) Otherwise, try rubbing some diluted lemon juice (in water) and then expose to sunlight. My baby would stain the diapers red!! D: sun usually does the trick (when we actually get sun in clouidy Pittsburgh). Good luck!