Cloth diapers get dirty – an old way to get them clean really works!

This will be another weird one but here goes . . .

As you may have read, I use cloth diapers for my babies.  And as I’m sure you can imagine they’re not that easy to get / keep clean.  I’ve used just about everything available on the market and have pretty much given up on my unlined diapers.  But when I wasn’t getting proper results even with the lined ones, I all but despaired.  OK.  Despair is a wee bit strong.

Nevertheless, they were no longer getting clean and I need to use them for another at least year if not 2 and there is no way I am going to buy new ones.  And, I’m not going to use dirty-looking diapers.

Like all parents, I read to my kids.  And one of the stories I read is Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

Now in this story, there’s a part where we see Mr. Scrooge’s laundry over the fire and it occurred to me that in the way back days people did have white clothing.  (I’ve always assumed that brides wore white through history not only as a show of purity but because it would have been nearly impossible to have white clothing.  So it would have been a show of $$$ to have a nice white dress.)

With this spark of inspiration, I took out the diapers that didn’t get clean after round 1 in the wash machine and put them in a pot with boiling water and some Oxy Clean.  Put the pot on the stove top on high for an hour or so – and AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH, clean diapers.

Who’da thunk?  Looking back helped me with my ‘old school’ diapering problem.  Perhaps it’ll help you too!

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One Response to Cloth diapers get dirty – an old way to get them clean really works!

  1. Julie says:

    Thanks for posting this! I’m always on the lookout for ways to get my cloth diaper microfiber inserts a little cleaner looking. I might just give this a try for them.

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