Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Don’t forget that cloth diapers, like people, enjoy comfortable temperatures to maintain their quality and longevity.

If it’s too hot or too cold for your child to comfortably be outside, your diapers shouldn’t be outside either!

Super cold temperatures can cause the TPU to freeze and crack, causing holes and leaks. Likewise, constant direct sunlight combined with super hot temperatures can delaminate the TPU (separate the laminate from the polyester shell) of cloth diapers, causing leaks and irreparable damage.

Despite the snow on the ground, it was a balmy 52 degrees on this sunny day, so I took advantage of an outdoor opportunity to sun.

If you need to sun your diapers (to get out stains) during extremely cold or extremely hot weather, do so inside the house next to a window or sliding glass door. If your diapers do not need to be sunned, remember that they will dry quickly hanging on a drying rack or draped over the back of furniture inside the house, or you can dry them in the dryer on low/air fluff.

So please, be kind to your diapers, and they will be kind to you with many many uses to keep your child’s bottom comfy, dry, and healthy.

5 thoughts on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

  1. This is the only article I have seen so far that addresses this topic. I have only needed to sun a diaper a few times, but it’s good to know not to let them freeze or bake in our TX hot summer sun. I usually hang covers & pockets on a back of the door rack & dry the rest on low in the dryer.


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