Tips and Tricks
- Dry your diapers in the sun to remove stains and naturally sanatize them. For extra tough stains, try spraying with lemon juice.
- For stinky dry pails, add baking soda to the bottom! Adding a drop or two of tea tree or lavender oil to the outside of the pail can aslo help keep things smelling fresh.
- When using thick rash creams, use a disposable liner so you dont ruin your cloth diapers. You can also use strips of pre-washed flannel for protection.
- Leaky diapers with PUL may need a hot run through the dryer. This can be done once every few months to help reseal the fabric. If done too much, this can delaminate the PUL.
- If your pocket diaper has delaminated, dont cry too much. Delaminated diapers make great swim diapers! The chlorine in pools can harm your every-day cloth diaper, but when your favorite pocket bites the dust it can have a second life holding in the yuckies while your cutie plays!
- Add a half cup of Vinegar to your first rinse cycle (after your detergent cycle) to help prevent build up.
- Baking Soda can help take the smell out of stinky diapers when you add 1/2 to 1 cup to a wash cycle.
- Do you have hard water? Try using Calgon to prevent buildup over time.
Cloth Diaper Don'ts
- Never use fabric softeners on your cloth diapers! Both liquid and sheet fabric softeners leave residue on your diapers causing them to repel. If a sheet ends up in the dryer with your diapers, wash them again with a HOT wash and several cold rinses. Try using wool dryer balls to cut back on clingy diaper loads.
- Be careful with pure and home made soaps. They can leave buildup in your diapers, causing them to repel over time.