Real Nappies on peachy bums, whats not to love!Better for the environment, kinder on your babies skin & available in so many vibrant designs perfect for a little tooshie!
They can be tricky to dry however when the most favourable option, the washing line, is being bombarded by rain! Tumble drying uses additional energy and can shorten the lifespan of the nappies.
If you have a range cooker however one of our drying rackslets the nappies dry gently, allowing warm air to pass through the fibres. The 'overnight' dry means that the nappies stay soft and the fibres are not exhausted over time by quick dry heat, such as on a radiator.
"This rack has revolutionised my nappy drying! So much quicker. My MIL also treated me to new hob pads and gauntlets. I’m a lucky daughter in law." 😄
Annabel loves her rack for getting her little ones nappies safely dry. Lets face it, reusable nappies can feel like a big investment. To reap the benefits and save money in the long term (vs disposable) they need to last, drying them gently ensures that you get the most from them. There is money to be saved too by not using a tumble dryer,and making use of the residual heat coming off the cooker.
We have thought of 11 ways to use your Blake & Bull drying rack, it can be useful even through the summer months! Perfect for overnight drying, when you have an unexpected load that you have not been able to fit during the day. Unpredictability comes hand in hand with raising kids, and a poorly baby thats run out of nappies needs more the next day. Bung them on the rack, go get some rest, dry by morning!
Here are our 'Drying Rack Top Tips' -
- When drying washing on your rack, fold it first, saves on ironing (if you do it)
- If you are off on a winter walk, lay your scarves, welly socks, gloves and hats out on the rack to warm through before you leave!
- Kiddy craft? Use our rack to dry paintings, papier mâché, découpage and much more!
- Dry citrus peel slowly on it, rested on greaseproof paper, to make a natural kindling, pine cones work too!
- Dry out kindling sticks, ready for a warming winter fire.
- Lay your washing-up on it, to air dry. Or bits from the dishwasher that haven't steam dried, lay a t-towel down first.
- The flat surface is great for drying bulkier items slowly, like pillows, duvets folded, cat & dog beds - we have even seen a horse blanket being done this way!
- Slow dry your glut of summer herbs for the winter months on parchment.
- Dry seeds from the garden and store for the next season - free flowers! On the top layer, not too hot.
- Try Propagating seeds in trays on your rack or pot shelf, if they require a heated propagator you could save money and energy this way!
- Dry your delicate woollens - after hand washing let them drip dry flat on our rack, over the bath (or kitchen sink if using a Half Size Drying Rack), then easily transfer the rack to the top of your range for the last drying stage.