Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Benefits of Sunning Your Cloth Diapers

You may not even realize it, but the sun can be a very valuable (and free) tool for your
precious cloth diapers. Now that we are entering the spring and summer seasons here in
New England, not only am I excited for the warmer weather, but also because I can put my
cloth diapers outside.

There are many benefits to “sunning” your cloth diapers. Here are just a few:

  1. They just smell good after being outside in the fresh air.
  2. It is FREE to sun your diapers outside.
  3. It decreases the use of your dryer, decreasing your electricity bill.
  4. The sun helps to remove stains.
  5. The sun also adds an antimicrobial/antibacterial property (the heat and UV rays). In a way sanitizing your diapers.

Some Warnings about Sunning:

1. You may become addicted and like being outside way too much.
2. Your neighbors may think you're “the crazy lady” hanging diapers in your
3. Bring them in before it rains, unless you like your diapers sopping wet and then
have to re-dry them.
4. Watch out for bugs!!!! I had a bad experience with a spider in one of my diapers.
5. Wind can take your diapers flying all over the yard.
6. Be careful in extreme heat/sun with your PUL and TPU diapers as high
temperatures can cause delamination.

Most of the warnings are just little things that I have experienced while sunning my
diapers. Don’t let it deter you from using the sun as it can be an all natural and powerful
agent in drying your cloth diapers.

Do you sun your cloth diapers?

What is the best way that works for you?

Contributed by: Julie

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