How to Store Cloth Diapers For Next Baby
You might be wondering how to store cloth diapers after you have had your first baby. It is easy and will save you both time and money. First, ensure that you have somewhere dry and clean to store them. You can store them in a closet, drawer, or large garbage bag. Avoid storing them in plastic containers, however. Rubbermaid totes can be used for this purpose, but make sure they are not too full and have some room for air to circulate.
Next, make sure that the cloth diapers are completely dry. If they are damp, they could easily develop mildew, which will ruin them. Use a detergent that is safe to use with cloth diapers. It should not contain perfumes. Avoid storing diapers inside plastic tubs or vacuum-sealed bags. These can lead to mold and bacteria growth. Also, you should find somewhere dry and cool to store your cloth diapers. Avoid putting them in direct sunlight as it can cause colors to fade.
Another option is storing your cloth diapers in the attic. However, you need to keep in mind that your attic is a damp place. During the winter and summer seasons, the attic is not the best place to store cloth diapers. The humidity can cause them to lose effectiveness and even cause glued parts to become brittle. If you don’t want to deal with all these issues, it is best to store your diapers in a room with a temperature control.
After each use, dry your diapers thoroughly. They can also cause odors if they aren’t completely dried. To avoid this, wash the diapers thoroughly before storing them. You should also make sure they are completely dry before storing them, because lingering dampness creates the conditions for mold and mildew to grow. High heat can cause damage to PUL/TPU materials, elastics, and other components.
Cloth diaper storage can be easy, inexpensive, and convenient. One option is to use plastic shoe boxes, or repurposed boxes. If you do not want to buy a special storage box, a hanging organizer will do just fine. Another option is to purchase a fabric storage basket that you can hang on the wall.
Stored properly, cloth diapers are not likely to go bad. In most cases, they will continue to work well for at least five to seven years, but that depends on the condition of the diaper. A diaper that has become yellowed or lost its elasticity will begin to turn pale. They will not be as effective as they were once.
It is important to store cloth diapers in a waterproof bag or diaper pail. To keep cloth diapers clean and moist, you should also store them in a waterproof bag or diaper pail. Taking advantage of this option is a great way to extend the life of your cloth diapers and prevent the need for rewashing them.