I was originally going to write today’s post on the importance of sleep, but seeing as it’s almost 1 am…I’ll save that one for later.
I want to share a quick tip that I have found incredibly helpful with my baby laundry. My son is still in diapers. He is seven months old, breastfed, and we have yet to start solids. (We are delaying solids- more on that in another post.) So his poo is still runny, and unfortunately, leakage is a regular occurrence.
(On a side note, if you have any tips for me on how to stop his diapers from leaking, I’d love to hear it! We use cloth diapers, and for the life of me I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. But sorry, I digress-)
Thanks to this awesome tip that I discovered in the BabyCenter Crunchy Mamas group, removing poo stains from his diapers and clothes is super easy now!
Here’s what you do:
- Wash the diapers or clothes like normal. No pre-treating with stain remover necessary.
- When the diapers/clothes are washed, hang them outside in the sun to dry. It’s good to hang them out in the morning so that they’ll have all day to be in the sun.
That’s it! The sun will get rid of the stain completely. I hung four of my son’s onesies outside yesterday, and in one afternoon, the stains were completely gone. Seriously. Amazing.
(Oh, and don’t worry about the sun fading or discoloring your colored clothes. It doesn’t. It removes the stain with no damage at all to the color. Pretty awesome, huh?)
The sun is a natural stain-remover, bleacher, disinfectant, mood-enhancer, and a lot of other cool things that I will delve into in another post. But for now, enjoy your stain-free, sun-kissed clothing!
Do you use the sun as natural stain remover? Do you have other natural stain-removing tips? Share your comment below!