I grew up hanging clothes on the lines you see here. It was common knowledge that hanging clothes out to dry helped whiten the whites and on a sunny day you could see clothes hanging on the line throughout the neighborhood. We looked forward to hanging out sheets, wash cloths, towels or anything else that could use a brightening. As an added bonus, laundry smells fresh, saves on the electric bill and in my opinion…is just fun to do!
When we started cloth diapering, I knew that hanging our shells outside would be a quick and easy way to whiten their lining, remove stains from prefolds and bring inserts back to life. While I hang our diapers lined with colored fabric out of the sun (under the porch on a retractable line) to prevent fading, I look forward to whitening our pale cloth diapers in the sunshine. Many of the diapers you see here will be 3 years old soon! Thanks to the sun, they look pretty amazing. Here are my tried and tested tips for Sunning Cloth Diapers: (Image for pinterest directly below)
- Hang diapers outside when wet for best whitening
- Fold diaper in half over line or rack (PUL side down, lining side up)
- Use plastic clothes pins that won’t pull or damage fabric
- 1-clothes pin in the diaper middle for speed and Max fabric exposed to the sun
Washing cloth diapers is easy! Check out the Real Diaper Association Laundry Science section for simple instructions about caring for cloth. I wash my diapers just as I do my regular laundry, sometimes with a bit more soap and lots of pride! I love looking outside and seeing them sunning on the line and love using cloth on my babies! Cloth diapering is easy, fun and great for going green.
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