It’s an absolutely beautiful day here today, warm and sunny with a bit of breeze, the perfect weather for drying your washing on the line. Now I’m perhaps a bit sad, but I quite like hanging my washing on the line, and when the washing in question is rectangles of cotton prefold nappies, then it’s even better. If, unlike me, you’re not a fan of seeing them hanging there in the sunshine, dancing around in the breeze, then there are lots of other great reasons for drying your nappies on the washing line.
- It’s free; unlike running your tumble driyr to get your nappies dry, hanging them on the washing line, saves you money.
- It’s better for the environment; when you hang nappies on the washing line, the only energy you’re using is your own, less electricity used is far better for the environment.
- It’s better for your nappies; drying by wind and sun is less damaging to your nappies, helping them last longer.
- Sun is a natural whitener; are your nappies looking a little less than dazzling white? Probably all you need is a bit of sunshine, it’s a perfect way to get new born yellow stains out of your nappies too.
- It freshens them up; sun naturally kills off any lingering bacteria and helps to sanitise them. The breeze also helps to freshen them up in a way that your tumble drier could only dream of.
So there you have it, a few suggestions as to why using the natural elements to dry your nappies is a good idea. It doesn’t hurt if you need to use the tumble dryer, or dry them over a clothes horse some of the time, but the more often you can hang your nappies on the washing line, the better.