1. Wash ASAP – Whenever we have one of those diaper changes – you know, when you cannot even describe what came out of your sweet little cherub’s bottom side – then it usually warrants an immediate load of diapers. Thankfully, this doesn’t happen often. However, you may find the need to increase washes during teething or illness as these events tend to increase the stain power of your little one’s poo. The longer the stain has to set, the harder it can be to get it out. So, let a particularly gross diaper be motivation to start a load as soon as possible. You can check out our washing routine here: Cloth Diapers – Washing Routine
2. Sun Dry – This trick works especially well with breast milk poo-stained diapers. Any diapers that come out of the wash cycle with a stain can be dried in the sun rather than put into the dryer. Even if you have to hang them to dry inside by a window, the stain will still magically fade…and often vanish! I was amazed the first time I tried this…how much better does it get than this simple, free, and eco-friendly stain fighter?
I think I have lost maybe one or two diapers to stains in almost a year and a half. And, these casualties were likely my fault for not following Rule #1 above. We’ve even been able to put outgrown diapers into storage for any future kiddos. Talk about reducing the cost of having another child!