I get this question a lot; “How do I store my cloth diapers?” You may want to save your diapers in good condition for another child. It is pretty simple, but very important to store them properly. Here are our recommendations:
- Make sure the diapers are thoroughly CLEAN and DRY. Any stains left on the diapers during storage will most likely be there to stay. If the diapers are not dry, they may form mildew which will most likely ruin your diapers. Make sure you have used a cloth diaper safe detergent, with no additives, including perfumes. Any odor on them could be intensified. Of course, do not use fabric softeners.
- Ideally, use bags, containers, or boxes that won’t degrade and will seal out dirt, dust, rodents, insects, and moisture.
- Pack “loosely”, allowing air to circulate. Wrap each diaper in white tissue paper.
- Tuck a lavender sachet or cedar block into each container to help repel insects.
- Make sure that the temperate they are stored in is between 32 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. A cool, dry area is best. Attics may be too hot; unheated garages may be too cold; basements may be too damp.
very helpful info!
Great advice! I am glad I found this as I will need to do this someday.
When it is time to make some chores i think this kind of tips would be helpful . .
Wow, I just threw mine all in a plastic bin, guess maybe they need more TLC!
Thanks for the pointers!
I am having a hard time with deciding which diapers to keep and which to sell. We have 2 kiddos, and no plans for any more, but I am really attached to our diapers…
I think I may sell off my least favorite, and then store the others for a bit longer. :)
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