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Low-Energy Cloth Diaper Drying

If you are looking for cost savings and energy savings in your cloth diaper washing routine, start with drying.

Squeeze Tight

Before you move on to the drying phase, make sure that you have squeezed out as much of the wash water as possible.

A high-efficiency washer does a great job spinning water out of diapers in the spin cycle.

If your diapers still feel wet when you take them out of the washer, shake them out well before hanging or putting in the dryer.

Line Drying

The most energy efficient way to dry cloth diapers is to hang them outside in the sun and the breeze. Dependingly on your climate, this can also be quicker than using a clothes dryer.

If you find that your diapers are a bit stiff after being on the line, try rolling them around in your hands a bit. You could also toss them in the clothes dryer for a few minutes to let them agitate against one another and soften up.

Cool or Air Drying

If you live in a humid climate, it can take a long time to dry diapers on a line. With thick diapers like all in one diapers you might give up before the diapers feel completely dry.

If you want to use a clothes dryer but still save energy, try cool or air dry. Since you are not heating the air, you will use less energy.

Save Energy with Your Clothes Washer

An Energy Star-rated clothes washer can not only save on water but save on electricity. These savings in resources mean costs savings for you.