Blueberries in CD

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Blueberries in CD

Postby MrsJennyK » 30 Jul 2012, 12:30

Holy moly.

My 15 month old twins LOVE blueberries. It's one of their fav things in the world. But the carnage that ends up in their diapers is awful! No amount of washing or sunning seems to get them white again. I'll never be able to resell any of my diapers at this rate. :-(( Any ideas?

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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby Morlyte » 30 Jul 2012, 12:38

Freezer?

Also, have you tried a really hot wash with bicarb?
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby MrsJennyK » 30 Jul 2012, 14:29

Freezer? Tell me about this...

bicarb - is this baking soda? I haven't tried it.
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 30 Jul 2012, 14:40

Morlyte wrote:Also, have you tried a really hot wash with bicarb?


I would have though that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) would work less well than the sodium carbonate (washing soda) in washing powder.

Have you tried Vanish, I always think it's wonderstuff. Or, since it's nappies and they'll be white anyway, soak in bleach before a wash.
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 30 Jul 2012, 17:13

TheWriggler loved blueberries too and his nappies were stained. They soon cleared up without me doing anything to clean them. Regular washes and sunlight did the trick.
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby CherryPop » 30 Jul 2012, 17:42

Interesting, Jacob went through a big blueberry phase last year (a punnet a day, at his worst!) and there was never any nappy-stainage. I used fleece liners - maybe that would make a difference?
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby skip » 30 Jul 2012, 18:09

Napisan? I've rescued a few write-offs by soaking and hot washing and sunning twice over.
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby qbm » 30 Jul 2012, 18:26

Froglet eats blueberries by the punnet but has never had any problems with staining either.

Purple poo was one of the things I was most looking forward too as well... ;)

Regular stains disappear with sunlight although I know this is in short supply at the moment!
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby Morlyte » 30 Jul 2012, 18:36

Frost removes stains like the sunshine. If you can't get a winters morning then The freezer works too.
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby Riotproof » 30 Jul 2012, 23:16

Daily washing?

To get a full day of sun in summer, I hang washing out at night. Otherwise, there seems to be delay with me getting out to hang them up. And put the really stained stuff on the outer most lines.
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Re: Blueberries in CD

Postby LindsayLou » 31 Jul 2012, 12:46

oooh freezer thing sounds intersting, I haven't heard of that before.

a thing to remember with sunlight is to try keep the cloth damp. And it doesn't have to be desperately sunny either (luckily :( ) in fact, this something (depressingly) positive about our rubbish weather - showers and sunshine are perfect stain removing conditions :wink:

I'll often leave out tops and things that did wash well for a couple of days and for the most part stains dissapear...


actually, the damp cloth thing stands for prewashing as well. If you're dry pailing give the nappy a good soaking beofore it goes in as well as the cold prewash. the wetter the cloth stays the less the stain will set.
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