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.
This is great information! I will probably need to be doing this soon.
This was really helpful. Since my daughter is still in cloth right now I had never even thought about it, but this will really come in handy in the future.
Great post, very helpful…..
I would have never thought to use the tissue paper. Finally making the switch from size 1 to size 2 today!
I need to do this…right now mine are in a box, after just moving. I need to get them stored right though so this was very helpful!!
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