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Old 12-19-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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"set" stains & sunning

i have never had a problem with stains until recently. However I've washed the dipes & inserts both hemp & microfiber & stripped them a few times since. Will the stains still come out?? Its winter right now (Michigan) & my house faces east/west. I don't mind freezing them outside if that means the stains come out..

Ohh & will it be easier with lemon juice??

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They can still sun out I have never used lemon juice myself but I have heard it works.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

Wonderful... It's just one of those things I'm worried about, since set stains in clothes are difficult to come out, kwim?

So stains that have been in there for a few months can sun out? I love it!
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

I've been able to sun out super old poo stains on dipes, even after they had gone through many washes/dryings in between...
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

This was actually something I was wondering about too! Thanks for posting this, this makes me feel less guilty about just saying, "Ah, screw it!" and throwing a stained dipe into the dryer I'll have to buy another rack to sun all the stained stuff come spring!!
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

We don't sun in the winter ('cause it's too cold on my hands!) so we save them all for spring/summer and they look almost like new after a couple times in the sun (we use the drier in the winter). I haven't tried lemon juice but I might now that I know it's an option.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:35 AM   #7
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

haha I did sun them the other day & they are getting progress.. excpet they were hard as rocks it was hillarious. I took a small spray bottle of lemon juice (the bottled kind) and just sprayed the stains. I've been drying them on the drying rack I got in the laundry room, but I know once I get the chance they'll be outside drying after every wash (& not be turning into icicles). It's nice to know the stains eventually come out. DH sometimes lets the diapers pile up on the washer (It's a front loader which is directly next to our wash tub, which is where we wash them out)
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

I didn't know about the lemon juice trick! i'll have to try that. What's the best way to use it? Spray it on the diapers after washing, but before drying, and then stick them in the sun? Then do I wash them again afterwards so the juice doesn't get on the LO?
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

What about bleach? My DD had rotavirus (yes she was vaccinated. got it anyway) and the poop was beyond disgusting and stained the diapers (pockets and BG AIOs) and inserts (didn't get down to the hemp doublers though). I put bleach directly on the stains (put in insert inside pockets to keep the bleach off the PUL) for 5-10 minutes in our utility sink, waited until the stains were gone, and then washed them several times to make sure the bleach was all gone.
If the insert or the inside of the diaper is white, bleach should work great!
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Re: "set" stains & sunning

We get very sunny days in the winter, but it can be sunny and -40! not common, but it happens, so I would have to sun on my dining room table and it would be patchy at best, so saving mine for the spring thaw, hopefully it works, but if not, they are diapers
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