It would be impossible for someone to come to my house and not know I cloth diaper. There are always diapers everywhere! I consider my drying style to be “hybrid“—I’ll throw my pre-folds, fitteds, and inserts in the dryer while I hang covers, then 10-15 minutes later I grab all the diapers to hang. This takes the stiffness out of total hang drying, but allows me to cut back on electric bills…which anyone who cloth diapers and/or has endless laundry from kids can appreciate!
Lucky for me, I live in Colorado where we have about 300 days of sun a year. So when the weather permits my drying rack moves to the back yard, stains get sunned out, it’s a win-win. But with winter here I’ve had to improvise and turn my house into one big drying rack. Aside from random hooks on walls and doors which are all fully utilized on diaper laundry day, I use the shower curtain rod, and the wrought-iron bed frame in our guest bedroom. I find that GroVia inserts in particular dry better on a hook than over a line.
When I was short on space a few weeks ago during an especially big load of diaper laundry, I (embarrassingly) took some dental floss and push pull pins to create a line in my laundry room that I use for light stuff like wipes and liners (so that the line doesn’t break). And is it weird that I “window shop” for drying racks to upgrade to? Oh, and don’t be surprised if you go to dry your hands in the bathroom and there’s a fitted diaper on the towel rod.
What do you use – or where – to hang dry your diapers?
Ann J. is a cloth diaper fanatic with 1-year-old daughter who has the cutest diaper butt on the block!