Posted by KarenC on November 19, 19103 at 12:27:59:
In Reply to: Yellow Stains - Help!!! posted by Livismom on November 19, 19103 at 11:33:17:
I'm unsure about the cause, the thread down below about stains on covers might give you some ideas. But I really would not recomend bleach unless these stains really bother you to the point that you wouldn't want to use the diapers anymore.
I would first try sunning them out, yes, even at this time of year it can work. Maybe not as quickly or not as well as in July, but it can work. The sun really is a miracle worker, especially on fresh stains.
You could also try using liners of some kind (fleece for example) to help prevent new stains as you treat the old ones. Using a wet pail (even if only for the poopy diapers) will also help prevent stains.
Realize also that most stains will fade a LOT with time (especially if you're preventing new ones). They also don't hurt anyone and you (and hopefully your partner/husband) are most likely the only person who'll ever see them. If they still bother you, you could also try Oxy-Clean or some other chlorine bleach alternative. It's not the best for diapers but it's still better than bleach.
As a very very last resort, you could bleach them once. Make sure you pour the bleach in the water *before* you add the diapers. You want to avoid contact between the fibers and undiluted bleach as much as possible, so make sure it's well diluted before adding the diapers in the machine. Also make sure to rinse them really well afterwards so that no bleach residues come in contact with your baby's skin. Be aware though, that even one washing in bleach can weaken fibers and that it is something you should mention to someone who may be interested in buying them later on.