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My dipes are beginning to aquire stains. The girls have been using them for 5 weeks and no stains. Then this week, nothing seems to be coming out. What do I do? There is of course no sun this week - it's rainy. Does lemon juice work w/out sun? I've been doing a plain prewash, then washing w/ a small amount of detergent, plus baking soda, vinegar and DA.(FL washer by the way) I haven't changed anything in the way I wash recently. What can I do?<br><br>
Please, please help me!
 

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I also find that sun works well after the fact. I can sun out a diaper that hasn't seen the sun all winter and it usually works fine.<br>
I have also had success with BacOut before...just squirt it on there and soak it.
 

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I have a fuz, a SP, an elbee, and an SOS all sunning outside on my glassed-in balcony right now, and the sun hasn't broken through these rainy clouds all day, and the stains are quickly coming out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Dumb question - they need to be wet for sunning to be effective, right? (I'm listening to my dryer happily drying my dipes @ the moment)
 

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I've heard it's not the sun itself as much as it's the UV rays. UV rays can cut through the clouds on a cloudy day too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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The stains still come out on cloudy days as someone mentioned. It's the UV rays that get the stains.<br><br>
Yes, I find that the diapers somehow "sun" better when they are wet. I don't know why, but it's just what I've found from experience.
 
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