Help my nappies have stains how do i got them out??

Melanie - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi im new to the cloth nappy thing, im useing them on my 3rd baby who is 6 weeks old. The woman i bought my pocket nappies off said i dont need to soak them in anything magical just water and wash them in machine like i do with clothes but no conditioner.

So anyway the inserts have yellow stains on some of them and the pocket nappies hav a damp smell to them. What do i do???? what can i use to get marks out?? please help me.

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Melanie - posted on 10/06/2009

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Wow u girls r right the sun took the stains out in 2 hrs!!!! i got a top loader washing machine, i put them on extra rinse thats worked so far. All of u r on about useing vinigar, dose that replace the waching powder? or use at same time? i confused lol

Dustie - posted on 10/05/2009

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extra rinse to remove detergent, vinegar soak for the truly stinky, and sun them for the stains!

Erica - posted on 10/04/2009

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I rinse my diapers before I poot them in the washer. with my first kid i dried every thing out side and the sun took care of the stains. But I now live where I can't do that. So with my new baby I use a little oki clean and it dos the job. I wold not ues Bleach all the time its not good for your babes skin and it will wear your daipers out fast. I am not certain if the Oki Clean is recomineded for daipers but i have ben useing it on my daipers for four months now and they all look realy good.

Bethany - posted on 10/02/2009

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my nappies are always stained when I hang them out, and then after an hour or two in direct sun, they are white again. I use only one rince cycle, with 1/4 cup Bicarb Soda in with the nappies, and some vinegar in the softener dispenser. They always smell fresh. Being terry squares, they wash really well as they are only a single layer when unfolded, like a towel. I did have some really bad stains when Charlotte was teething and I soaked those nappies in 1 cup of bleach to 3 litres of water for two hours and then put them through a rinse and hung them in the sun ant they are white again too.

Lisa - posted on 10/02/2009

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If your diapers smell, they're either still dirty or not rinsed well enough. As for the stains, what is your wash routine? It is always helpful to do a cold wash first to help rinse your diapers and inserts and remove any left over waste. Wash them with detergent and I follow with one more rinse and few drops of tea tree oil. If there is still a stain, I just rewash with the next wash. Whenever possible, dry them in the sun to help brighten them. Good Luck!

Nikki - posted on 10/01/2009

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The sun works miracles. It really does work. Just put them out in the sun for an hour or more and then finish them off in the dryer. Do this a few times after each wash and you will see a change. As for the smell... you probably aren't using enough detergent. We use a dye free/fragrance free liquid detergent and then do an extra rinse at the end. You can also try a few drops of Tea Tree oil (Once your washer has filled up with water, add the tea tree).

Sarah - posted on 10/01/2009

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Vinegar is great for smells. Hanging your nappies to dry in the sun is great for stains. You can also try hydrogen peroxide (aka Safe (non-chlorinated) Bleach) to get out stains.

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