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Old 08-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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maybe dumb question abt sunning?

Hi gals, I am new to cd (lo due in Nov) and I was lent some pocket diapers that have been through several kids. Most of them are in pretty good shape stain wise but some aren't so I have them out on the line after a good wash. My question is, does sunning only work when its really sunny outside? It's mostly overcast here now & I'm wondering if I will just need to sun them all over again bc its not that sunny today. Also, do they have to be wet when you sun them? I hope that's not a really stupid question!

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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Re: maybe dumb question abt sunning?

They do need to be wet. I've had amazing luck "sunning" on overcast days. If it isn't raining or snowing, I put things out and the stains disappear even if it isn't sunny.
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They do need to be wet, and yes it can work on cloudy days. You can put a little lemon juice on the stain.

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Lemon juice! Interesting. New one on me.
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Re: maybe dumb question abt sunning?

I read somewhere and so tried it, though I will say *disclaimer* I do not know if this is technically cd friendly! I wet my dipes and put em out to sun with a lil paste of cream of tartar and water worked into the bad stains...VOILA! Best sunning I've ever done!
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Re: maybe dumb question abt sunning?

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I read somewhere and so tried it, though I will say *disclaimer* I do not know if this is technically cd friendly! I wet my dipes and put em out to sun with a lil paste of cream of tartar and water worked into the bad stains...VOILA! Best sunning I've ever done!
I don't imagine the cream of tarter would harm the diapers. It is acidic so I can definitely see it working to remove stains. I will have to remember that litle trick.
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Thanks ladies, that helps a lot!
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My 2 cents: Ive had success sunning with dry diapers :-). Like, Ive washed and dried a load, realized some were stained, threw those dry diapers on the line, and the stains sunned right out
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Sunning my already-dried prefolds works great.
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