Pre-soak diapers that you expect may have tough stains. Fill a pail or bucket halfway with water and then add either one-fourth cup vinegar or baking soda.
Rub the wetted stain with a bar of white soap, white shaving cream or white toothpaste. Perform this step as an alternative to Step 1, but do not perform both steps on the same diaper.
Shake diapers soiled with feces over the toilet to dislodge any loose pieces and then place them into the washing machine.
Wash cloth diapers in a complete washing machine cycle with cold water only. Repeat another cycle with hot water only.
Examine each diaper pulled out of the washer. Toss unstained diapers into the dryer or hang them on the clothesline.
Hang stained diapers on a clothesline in full sun, which will lighten and possibly remove the stain.
Apply lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide to stubborn stains. After using lemon juice, re-hang the diapers in the sun.
Things You Will Need
- Laundry detergent
- Lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide
- Clothes line in a sunny spot
- Vinegar or baking soda (optional)
- White soap, white shaving cream or white toothpaste (optional)
- Wash cloth diapers within three days otherwise they will start to stink and possibly mold.