There's no real definitive explanation as to why some families have to battle cloth diaper stains more than others, it just happens. Could be the type of water they use, the detergent, what they eat, what the baby eats or how you store your diapers until laundry day.
So what should you do to treat stains? Try sunning them out! This is not just some crazy eco, hippie, natural method, it's actually a method that works and it works the best as far as I am concerned.
The best part, you don't even need direct sunlight, which I know is an issue for a lot of parts of the country. UV rays even on cloudy, rainy days can still get the stains out of your diapers.
Recently there was a great post about sunning and stains on the I Love Cloth Diapers Blog titled "Sunning your diapers in the rain!" Heather's informative post and experiment, with pictures, proves the power of mother nature is a force to be reckoned with.
The bottom line is, before you try harsh chemicals or detergents try treating your stains naturally with the uv rays from the sun, it's free! Try starting with 30 minutes and see what your results are. On cloudy days you might need to leave them longer. On freezing cold or snowy days, try sunning them inside on a window sill or on the dashboard of your car!
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