On sunny days, I try to hang the diapers outside to dry…they get sun-bleached and smell so good when they come off the line.
-Jessica Telian in “The obligatory cloth diaper post”
As for drying… the very best thing is hanging your diapers on the line to dry–the sun bleaches them and keeps them fresh and white.
-Ashleigh Baker in “Clothie Love” on ashleighbaker.net
Mom’s only exception to her rule was for diapers. She wanted them sunbleached, regardless of whether they had any chance of drying or not. Once or twice each week, no matter the temperature, no matter if the diapers froze stiff before I pinned them to the line, the diapers went out. When I went out again to pull the clothespins off and unbend the stiff pieces of cloth from the wire, all but the worst stains were gone. After clunking round and round in the dryer for awhile, eventually softening and drying, we had a stack of snowy white diapers to return to the shelf. If, “Dewbleaching works wonders,” according to Mrs. Rachel Lynde, sunbleaching works better than Clorox.
-Ruth Wiechmann in “Hanging Out the Washing Part Two” at ylcf.org