Oh, glorious sun.. how I love thee. Not only do you clear up my face in the summertime and bleach my hair to make it look less graytastic, you also get poop stains out of my cloth diapers.
There seems to be a running theme in my posts lately. And yes, pun was intended. Leave me alone, I’m up to my eyeballs in Ruth’s diaper antics and must put other people through my pain as well.
Actually, it’s not all that bad. Even with cloth diapers.
Right now the poo washes right out, but after two rinse cycles as well as a wash cycle, it can still leave stains on them.
Here’s a close -up:
See the yellow stainage? Not horrible, but it’s still poo stains, and who wants to see that.
So I load them up on my expandable clothesline that is in front of a very sunny south-facing window. Did I mention how much I love this set up? It has made my life so much easier.
I basically wash the diapers once every other day, in the morning. I rinse, then wash, then rinse again. Afterwards, I throw them up on the line until dried. For those with stainage, I make sure they are front and center to soak up that sunshine.
And then only a couple hours later (maybe sooner, that’s just when I remembered to check)
….out came the stains! This is not a doctored photo, nor is it a different cloth insert. You can tell by that little cotton nub on the left-hand side.
Why does this amaze me? But it does.
Thank you Sunny McSunnershine!