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    Default How do you dry your MCNs during winter?

    I am having so much trouble getting my nappies dry. Our yard isn't getting much sun at the moment and the air is heavy so they just aren't drying. I read that I can out them in the dryer on a low setting which I've been doing but they can be in there for a couple of house and still come out damp. What if I was to put it on the regular setting?

    I found some mould spots on my tutto boosters which has almost devastated me as these nappies are $$$. Can I fix them or should I just throw them out ?

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    I hang them on a clothes airer for a day or so, either outside under the verandah or indoors when we have the heater on. If they're still wet after that, I put them in the dryer to finish them off. I find they're way too wet to put straight in the dryer from the washing machine.

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    Do you have a clothes airer and a fan? They won't get the sanitising sun but the fan will help dry them out.

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    I have a clothes airer which I've been using.

    It's really driving me crazy today I actually ran out of nappies!

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    I use a clothes airer with a fan but its not as good as outside re mould- try a strip wash with a vinegar rinse cycle

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    Thanks- how do I do a strip wash?

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    I'm having the same trouble! I cannot get the bamboo nappies dry, they absorb the moisture out of the air I think. I've been putting them on the clothes horse under the veranda during the day, no sun, but at least they're in the fresh air, then bringing them inside over night to finish off drying inside.

    The microfibre inserts are drying ok this way, but the bamboo are still damp. Also, they still smell of urine and are quite stained. I think this is because they aren't drying in the sunshine.

    I put her into disposables today, and I feel heaps of guilt about it! I just didn't know what else to do.

    Would love to hear others advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
    I'm having the same trouble! I cannot get the bamboo nappies dry, they absorb the moisture out of the air I think. I've been putting them on the clothes horse under the veranda during the day, no sun, but at least they're in the fresh air, then bringing them inside over night to finish off drying inside.

    The microfibre inserts are drying ok this way, but the bamboo are still damp. Also, they still smell of urine and are quite stained. I think this is because they aren't drying in the sunshine.

    I put her into disposables today, and I feel heaps of guilt about it! I just didn't know what else to do.

    Would love to hear others advice!
    It's tough isn't it??! I contemplated disposables today but I really didn't want to buy a box. The next 4ish months are going to be terrible.

    You're probably right that they absorb the moisture from the air that makes sense.

    I've just put every nappy I own in the dryer. I'm not so patiently waiting for them to dry as DDs nappy is due to leak at any time and probably in my bed where she is napping!

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    I hang them on the line unless it's pouring... and after a day or 2 i put them on a clothes airer in front of the heater. I don't think we'd use our heater if we didn't need it to dry things during winter... so bonus: our house ends up warmer.
    We're looking at getting a dryer, but there's a specific one we want and we're waiting for it to come up second hand. SO much more work than in summer

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    Inserts/boosters can go in the dryer on full heat. And I use a clothes airer for the shells if it's raining, or they go on the line as they dry really fast.


 

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