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Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 3/18/13 – Blueberry Stains!

#clothdiapers advice - preventing blueberry stains in trainers via @chgdiapers

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Liz says:

Blueberries plus trainers = bad. How to prevent staining without soaking trainers with PUL in them (Blueberry Trainers)

Blueberries are the worst (the fruit, not the training pants!), and I think most cloth diapering moms would agree with that assessment.

I’d treat blueberries & trainers the same way I do with cloth diapers: rinse them, wash as soon as possible, and sun any stains. With trainers, washing can be a problem if you don’t have full loads to do often. In that case, I would not hesitate to wash them with other clothing. Gross? Maybe, but I wash undies with other clothes, so it doesn’t bother me!

How do you prevent stains?

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  • Jessica O
    March 18, 2013 at 11:44 am

    With my daughter’s blueberry poos I would try to rinse right away and then soak in cold water for a couple hours and didn’t have many stains at all. My inserts stained worse than the actual cloth!

  • Caitlin
    March 18, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I haven’t had to tackle blueberries yet, but I think I will just spray/rinse and wash with other diapers (or towels!). Then sun. There hasn’t been a stain I couldn’t get out with the sun! (yet!)

  • March 18, 2013 at 10:12 am

    for trainers I would say use your diaper sprayer and then toss them in with towels! if you don’t have a diaper sprayer then I would suggest rinsing them on an extra small load and then adding the towels to make a full load and wash as usual!

  • March 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I absolutely agree with sunning them. The sun is magical.

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