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I'm having a problem with my dipes. We live on a farm with well water, which isn't really fit for drinking, but use for all our washing needs. We've never had a problem with it and we've lived here for a year now (my parents have lived here 15years with no problems).<br><br>
But now that I'm washing diapers, I've found that they're getting quite yellow and dingy. They're not stained from pee or poop, more the whole of the diapers are going a dingy yellow. I don't use bleach, but I do try and sun them at least once a week now that its nice (I try to hang every load, but that doesn't always happen).<br><br>
Any advice on how I can brighten up my dipes again? I know some people use a bit of bleach now and then, would that help? I'd like to try a non-bleach solution first if possible. Thanks!
 

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you could try some oxygen bleach.<br>
and you might want to strip them, it sounds like iron/mineral build up.
 

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I would try some oxyclean. You might also consider adding a "water softening" product like washing soda or baking soda or something... it might help in the long term.
 

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oxiclean works wonders for dingy stuff. FYI, the white bummis will never turn white again. They just yellow naturally...I don't know if you are using any or not...
 

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Thanks! I will try the Oxyclean, hopefully that will help. We have very soft water so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Thanks again!
 
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