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Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 6/17/13 – Ground in Dirt on Diapers

#clothdiapers advice via @chgdiapers - stubborn stains

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Amye Says:

I couldn’t resist letting my toddler run around in hot weather in just a cute diaper now I have 3 diapers with ground in dirt on the outside and leg gussets that did not wash out or sun out. What else can I do?

My suggestion would be to either make a paste of detergent, or use a dab of Dawn (original) dish soap, and scrub the affected areas with a nail brush…rinse in the sink, then wash until the water is clean/free of bubbles. If this doesn’t work, you may just have to live with the stains. It won’t affect their function, and will likely fade with repeated washing & sunning.

Some manufacturers advise against using detergents like Tide, or additives like Oxi-Clean on your diapers however, I’ve had great success with powdered Tide original & a dab of Oxi-Clean Free to remove stubborn stains.

How do you get really dirty diapers clean?


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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
1 Comment
  • June 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm
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    I know of a diaper service that washes exclusively with an oxi-clean type detergent. Their customers are very happy.

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