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Old 03-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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How to make prefolds white again

I have some imagine prefolds and they have some slight staining. I really don't like the idea of using bleach on my diapers and sunning isn't an option for where I live (tried leaving them in the sun with the blinds open and nothing). Is there any other option? My wash routine is pretty good at cleaning my dipes. No smell and its only on super bad poopy diapers

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What about Oxiclean? Do you feel comfortable using that?
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Re: How to make prefolds white again

How about oxygen bleach? Peroxide?
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What about Oxiclean? Do you feel comfortable using that?
Yeah I use arm and hammer with oxyclean for washing normal with his dipes. I do cold rinse x2 and then hot with soap and extra rinse
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Soak them overnight in oxyclean. I soaked some white shirts that were dingy, and they're as good as new now. I've also read that some mamas use lemon juice, but I'm not sure if that only works with sunning or not...

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Re: How to make prefolds white again

Perhaps the windows filter out the good sun rays that whiten the diapers... I would try putting them outside for an afternoon. It doesn't even need to be a super sunny day. And you'll have better results if you soak them in lemon juice first and wring them out... so they are damp.

For $1 at the dollar store I get a 32oz bottle of lemon juice and dilute that so it's half water. Doesn't get them super white but it should take out most stains and take care of any dingyness. GL
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I would soak overnight in oxyclean using the hottest water possible. I find the hotter the water mixed with oxyclean, the better it works and use a lot of the oxyclean.
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