Color cloth diapers

Dyeing cloth diapers / muslin diapers? How?

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  • I didn't want to write in the cloth diaper thread because I think it doesn't quite fit.

    I have a lot of muslin diapers from my girls lying here, some gray, some with a motif, which is very washed out, some pink. Now our third child will be a boy and since they have already gone through the two girls, I would like to spice them up a bit by coloring them.
    The 3rd child will be the 1st that will be wrapped with cloth and so I'm a newbie.
    I actually wanted to wrap with muslin diapers at first.

    Now my question:
    Can I dye the muslin diapers if they come into contact with urine etc.? Is there any reaction or does it color again?
    So far I have used this Simplicol color to dye other textiles and have had good experience with it, but with baby items I find it a little difficult to think about. Is there anything else to recommend?

    There are things between heaven and field that we pigs don't understand. "
    Piggeldy and Frederick

  • Why in the world would you want to do this to yourself? It's completely superfluous. Nobody but you will ever see these things. I would rather do the opposite and gray things out a bit, wash them on a high temperature. Sometimes if you wash them too cold, they get a little rougher. A good boil with vinegar helps to make them softer.

    Instead, get some nice overpants. They are available with lots of great colorful motifs. That's how we did it too. Everyone talks to us when the child just runs around in a diaper. And for you, it's a nice change too.

    Urine is already well able to attack substances in the long term. Especially when the diapers are a little longer later. Coloring only means that they continue to wash out and, in the worst case, you also have a brightly colored child.

    My two beloved children.

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    place of residence
    near tübingen
    children
    4 (*06, *08, *10, *15)

    I have now allowed myself the luxury of freshly dyed diapers for the 4th child ... simplicol Echtfix holds up well, I have molton cloths that were dyed 10 years ago and have often been washed hot, nothing discolored.

    k. (* 1979) with p. (* 02/2006), k. (* 09/2008), h. (* 12/2010) and f. (* 09/2015)

  • Why in the world do you want to do this to yourself? It's completely superfluous. Nobody but you will ever see these things. I would rather do the opposite and gray things out a bit, wash them on a high temperature. Sometimes if you wash them too cold, they get a little rougher. A good boil with vinegar helps to make them softer.

    Instead, get some nice overpants. They are available with lots of great colorful motifs. That's how we did it too. Everyone speaks to us when the child just runs around in a diaper. And for you, it's also a nice change.

    Urine is already well able to attack substances in the long term. Especially when the diapers are a little longer later. Coloring only means that they continue to wash out and, in the worst case, you also have a brightly colored child.

    I have to dye anyway, because I also have Molton underlays that already have stains on them and are no longer so beautiful, but I still find them too beautiful to throw away and it would fit there, do not find it so expensive now, if how to dye these Simplicol colors in the washing machine. Somehow I also have the feeling that I have to have something of my own for the child here, if you can somehow understand that.

    I have now allowed myself the luxury of freshly dyed diapers for the 4th child ... simplicol Echtfix holds up well, I have molton cloths that were dyed 10 years ago and were often washed hot, nothing discolored.

    Thank you for your answer.

    There are things between heaven and field that we pigs don't understand. "
    Piggeldy and Frederick

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    Son * 3/2011 and daughter * 4/2014

    I recently also dyed old muslin diapers (a good 20 years old, gray, but otherwise without stains) with Simplicol and now I find them much nicer. Nothing can be seen on the child or the pants. The remaining old muslin diapers should also get some color. You can dye a few with one color and then, after this experiment, dye the next gauze diapers with a different color if necessary.
    At the dining table we use IKEA washcloths as cloth napkins (for small puddles, for wiping hands and mouths, ...), they were so stained and just didn't look nice anymore. In bright apple green, they are now much more beautiful!

    traveling with a son (* 3/2011) and a daughter (* 4/2014)

  • I have now dyed a few, which was offered because I also had some pink sheets here, which I would then like to have different for the boy or which were somehow already so faded. Had some shirts that were once white and slightly stained. A pair of knickers were also there.
    I took Simblicol real color in red and blue, there was somehow no green, would have been my favorite. So I just threw a couple of muslin diapers with them.

    The color lasts very well. Especially the knickers have already been in the wash a few times and still look like they did after dyeing. The funny thing is, I somehow slipped one of them into the light colored laundry the other day and it didn't rub off, so I think nothing will happen to the diapers either.

    There are things between heaven and field that we pigs don't understand. "
    Piggeldy and Frederick

  • I even advise you to choose 2 different colors, then the probability that they always match the overpants and it always looks super nice is greater. I dyed with Simplicol and it hasn't faded or anything .....