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I've heard about putting lemon juice on diapers and putting them in the sun to remove stains.  I'm in the Midwest, it's winter, and I don't have a place to put them out in the sun.  What else can I do?  My diapers are looking pretty gross....


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also, when you put white vinegar in with diapers, how much do you use?


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Nobody?  I have bio-kleen, does that also remove stains or just odors?  Which one is better?  (I bought it with the intent of using it for something and it's just sitting there.)


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If you have a car, you can lay some out on the dashboard. It works even in the cold and the glass helps reflect the sun.

Other than that, I dunno. I didn't really find vinegar to help with stains - just for stink issues.

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I get stains too - i have a 4 month old EBF and i actually gave up on cloth diapers for a month or so  - im so fed up with all this work and still having dirty diapers!   i have no place to dry in the sun either  (im in an apt.)  i wonder if that is the problem!  I usually hand rinse each one, soak in cold water with oxy-clean in it - run a whites cycle - then an extra rinse at the end.  I typically throw them in the dryer - or hang them up on the balcony - that gets no sunlight.  Long ago - i remember my Mom using about 1/3 - 1/2 cup of vinegar per load.


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I live in Seattle so there are months were the sun is only in my dreams lol , I use vinegar like maybe half a cup for my stack washer , also i do an occasional load with biokleen oxygen stuff

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Sunning through a window still works very well, even without lemon juice. Direct sun is great but take what you've got.


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