Cloth Diapering

5 Benefits of Line Drying Cloth Diapers Outdoors

Call it old fashioned, but line drying outdoors could be one of the best things you can do for your precious cloth diaper stash! Here are 5 reasons why…

1.) Naturally Sanitizing

Allowing your cloth diapers to dry in the fresh air and hot sun will naturally cleanse the fibers. It gives them an opportunity to “air out,” while the heat of the sun helps to kill off bacteria without harsh chemicals.

2.) Energy & Cost Efficient

When it comes to taking steps to become more environmentally conscious, the little things really do add up. Not only are you saving on electricity, you will be saving money too!

3.) Removes Stains

“Sun bleaching” or “Sunning” is a common practice used in the cloth diaper community to naturally remove pesky stains. By allowing your diapers to dry in the bright sunlight, stains will naturally disappear! Keep your diapers looking bright white by adding this simple change into your diaper laundry routine.

4.) No stink!

Like mentioned before, because drying outdoors is naturally sanitizing and can kill bacteria this also attacks odors that can build up in your diapers. There’s nothing like fresh diapers blowing in the wind on a warm summer morning. 

5.) Increase Longevity of Your Stash

Even on gentle cycles, the agitation of the dryer can harm and wear down fabrics. If you want to save money and use your diaper stash on multiple children, line drying really is the best way to go. 


Not only is line drying outdoors better for your diapers, it is nice to have a reason to get outside and enjoy the day. Let us know your line drying tips and tricks in the comments! 

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