It’s cloth diaper advice time. On Monday, I publish a reader submitted question, and ask my readers to weigh in!
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I use microfiber in most of my LO’s diapers, and they are starting to look a bit dingy and gross. I hang them outside 95% of the time and the other time they hang in the house. How can I get them to look better? Is bleach the only way?
Hi Ashley! I find that microfiber just won’t keep that bright white, fluffy appearance it has when it’s new. The sun would be my first recommendation, but it sounds like that’s not working for you. Do make sure they are wet when you hang them out.
If you don’t want to use bleach, you could try a bit of Oxi Clean instead, and give the inserts a few extra rinses. I know a lot of people don’t like to use bleach, but I find that just a dab occasionally makes a big difference in how my microfiber inserts smell.
If the inserts aren’t stinky & are absorbing well, I wouldn’t worry too much. Most of mine are the original microfiber inserts, have been used for more than 2 years and are a little dingy & flattened, but still work fine. However, I’ve heard some talk that once they lose their “fluff,” you should replace them. I know they aren’t super expensive, but I sure don’t like to spend money if I don’t have to!
Have your microfiber inserts gotten dingy? Did anything work to freshen them up?