Just in case you missed my post here about sunning the stains out of your diapers, I wanted to re-iterate the power of the sun. Mr. Sunshine has natural bleaching powers, and his ultraviolet rays are a natural antiseptic. Not only can the sun restore the brilliant white to your diaper linings and inserts, but it can also kill any remaining bacteria.
You may be skeptical…I was at first too. So I snapped some pictures to bring you the proof of solar power!
These two inserts are stained from my son’s EBF poo. I took the pictures as I was hanging my freshly washed diapers on the clothesline. These are two different inserts.
Next: hang/lay your diapers in the sun while damp. Be sure the stained portion is “facing” the sun.
The two inserts we are testing are closest to the wet bags on the far left side of the picture.
It was supposed to rain that afternoon, so my diapers only got about five hours in the sunshine. I should tell you that this was not the sunniest day ever. It was fairly cloudy in the afternoon. But your inserts will still get the benefit! I even read once about someone “sunning” their inserts in the rain. The result was the same as I achieved. Pictures were taken as I pulled the inserts off the clothesline.
Voila! Brilliant white inserts, once again! Now go and try it for yourself!