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  1. AnnaMarie
    December 21, 2013

    This worked for me – (I cloth diapered 6 babies back in the 80′s and 90′s)
    1. Rinse out soiled diaper as soon as possible.
    2. Have a large bucket of water with 1/4 cup dissolved Borax for soaking soiled/rinsed diapers till wash day.
    3. Sun drying/air drying- the hot air of a conventional dryer will set a stain fast.
    Note – I used primarily flat diapers as opposed to folded. The drying time is much faster!

    I never tried lemon juice and sunshine on a diaper but it worked on underarm stains for my white blouse.

    • Lindsey
      December 21, 2013

      Great advice, AnnaMarie! I don’t recommend soaking modern cloth diapers in water until wash day because it can break down the PUL, but for flats/prefolds, that can be a great idea.
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  2. JackieYoos
    November 4, 2013

    I don’t have any outdoor space; I live in an apartment. So do you get the same bleaching effect drying your diapers by a window? And do I need direct sunlight ?

  3. Sarah Hayes
    March 14, 2013

    I did this the other day and it didnt work at all :( I was so disappointed bc Ive heard so many ppl say it worked great. Ill def try it again though.

    • Lindsey
      March 14, 2013

      Sarah, if you’re stains are REALLY set in {either still dark after washing or have been there even after a few washings}, one sun session isn’t going to take them out. If you’re not opposed to bleach, I’d put a tiny bit in a wash cycle WITH INSERTS ONLY {not PUL/Covers}. Otherwise, you could try sunning a few more times and definitely add the lemon juice!
      Let me know if you have any questions and you can always shoot me an email at sebg.blog@gmail.com.
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      • Sarah Hayes
        March 14, 2013

        Thanks for the reply! I think the stains prob are really set in..I mayve even put them in the dryer before. I didnt know you could do that with bleach in the wash for inserts so I will try that too and lemon juice a few more times.

  4. Viv Sluys
    October 12, 2012


  5. Romina
    October 12, 2012

    Thanks! I so need this. I have been sun bleaching 3 diapers for days and then washed them again to get the stains out. It’s been rainy here the past couple of days, but will definitely be trying the lemon juice once the sun comes back out.
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