You may want to consider this about the hot weather if you use cloth nappies 1 month ago

You may want to consider this about the hot weather if you use cloth nappies

More and more Irish people are beginning to use cloth nappies.

I started using cloth nappies myself with my daughter when she was a baby, both for the environmental factor and because it cuts down on the price of our weekly shop.

If you are one of the many Irish parents using cloth rather than disposables, this is one thing you may want to consider before hanging yours out to dry.

Let's face it, we're never prepared for good weather because we never expect that it'll actually arrive.

One thing you may not be aware of if you just started using cloth nappies is that the covers can be damaged if you leave them out for more than an hour in the middle of the day between 12 and 4 pm (the hottest part of the day) or for more than 3 hours at any other time.

This is the equivalent of drying them at high heat in your tumble dryer.

I know we always dash out with the washing when 'there's great drying out there', but with temperatures set to be very warm over the next while (or so the weather apps say), it may do your cloth nappies more harm than good.

Cloth nappies can be quite pricey when they're brand new so that last thing you want is to see them damaged right after you just bought them.

If you've got cloth nappies, or clothes that you don't want to be sun damaged, it may be best to wait until the evening to pop them out on the line to dry.