We are finally transitioning to cloth, and I have looked through the resources, through the archives, everywhere, and I am still having trouble getting stains out.
I know my little bf dd's mustard-yellow poo isn't the mustard-yellow staining poo out there. So what is your secret? I haven't tried the sun yet (think rainy, cloudy upstate NY) but what are your actual laundering secrets?
I always do a cold soak with just the poopy diapers, rinse, refill with hot water and a lttle tide, add the pee diapers and wash! I was getting stains before I perfected my wash routine, but now even the stained dipes are fading
I never get stains any more, and I do not line dry. My bleached prefolds still look new...HTH
A cold overnight soak with a bit of Tide and maybe 1/4 cup washing soda.
I do sun, though, when availalble, and I will soon pull out my winter stain buster system (plant gro light), which is actually pretty effective. I put the wet dipes underneath the gro light and leave them there until I remember. I have also found that flouescent light can fade stains.