We’ve had a break from the bitter cold here – though the snow is on it’s way again as I type – and yesterday the universe aligned properly and I had both time and the realization that I should sun the diapers while I could. I know the weather doesn’t need to be warm, or even particularly sunny, but I dislike freezing diapers so nicer weather is my preference.
It also ocurred to me yesterday that all I needed to do was hike my foldable dryer rack (if you don’t have one of these and use covers – GET ONE ASAP! They are cheap and wonderful. I think mine can hold something like 30 pockets at once) to the deck and leave the diapers out there for a few hours. This time of year it takes much longer to get stains out, but works just as effectively.
Some people suggest sunning diapers in the front window of a car in the winter, but I’ve never had any luck with that. My guess would be that my windshield is coated with a UV protectant like my home windows are, and while they certainly aid in efficiency for heating and cooling costs, they don’t help a lady sun her diapers.
If you’re in the mood to sun away some stains today, don’t forget that diapers need to be damp for things to really work well. It’s amazing the difference some sunning can make!