Drying cloth nappies can be a challenge at this time of the year. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a nice breezy day and manage to get them out on the washing line. More often than not, it’s raining or just too miserable to use the washing line, so what can you do? Here are our top tips for drying your cloth nappies.
Tips for Drying Cloth Nappies
- Clothes airers are handy, as you can move them inside if the weather turns wet, or put them out if the day is nice.
- Hang out wet nappies before you go to bed, your house will probably be warm enough to start the drying process off.
- Always remember the meter from a heater rule!
- Most cloth nappies can be tumble dried. If you want to reduce your use, start them off in the dryer and then finish on an airing rack.
- A hanging airer with pegs is good for smaller inserts and wipes and can be hung in a window.
- On a cold but breezy day, hang out your nappies to start the drying process and then finish in front of the heater.
- Most inserts take longer than the outer part of nappies, separate out covers and shells. These will dry quickly without needed to be tumble dried or put in front of the heater.
- Having spare inserts will mean that you always have backups for days that are just too cold and wet.
- Cloth wipes don’t need to be dried before you use them again. Store them damp and ready for use in an old ice-cream container.
- On windy days, invest in some strong pegs like our fantastic recycled plastic clothes pegs.
- Make the most of any good weather and get as much washing dry outside as you can.
Wet weather can be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to getting your washing dry. There are plenty of ways to get around this and there’s no reason why bad weather should stop you from using cloth nappies. Just make sure that you make the most of those good days. What are your tips for getting nappies dry? Share them in the comments below or on our Facebook page.