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.
Great tips, need to start storing our diaper stash away!
Thank you for this info! We are not yet ready to store any other than the newborn but it’s good to know the right way.
Great info! I will have to remember this for when we’re storing our cloth between babies! Thanks!
Great tips! I will need to come back to this soon, hopefully…
This is great information. I will definitely keep this in mind when it’s time to pack up for the next one.
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