Wash Routine for Cloth Nappies

In order to keep your nappies free from damage and covered by our warranty, it is important that nappy shells are washed up to a maximum temperature 60 degrees celsius. The maximum recommended machine spin speed is 800RPM.

LOW heat tumble only on shells (occasionally not everyday)  with caution as high heats can delaminate the PUL liquid resistant lining.

Upon receiving your New nappies, they only need to be soaked in the wash tub over night or put on for 1 hot wash cycle to gain absorbency for immediate use.  

WASH ROUTINE

 Before washing your new nappies, unsnap all the nappy shells and inserts from themselves, separating all parts to avoid tearing fabrics 

 DRY PAIL

Rinse dirty/wet nappy under cold water to remove solids or tip solids into toilet (ploppable poo) 

Dry pail nappy until wash day- This means place the nappies and inserts in a breathable bucket allowing for smells to be emitted. This process will prolong the life span of your nappies, avoid mould or ammonia forming in the fibres. Do not leave any longer than 2-3 days particularly in a hot room or climates as mould grows quickly.

 

PREWASH:

Wash nappy on a warm rinse cycle with detergent on an everyday cycle of 40 degrees for stains.

Stains can also be treated with Sard Soap Bars, spray or roll on stain removal products. These can be found in major supermarkets. Do not leave on any longer than 2-3 days before washing the inserts.

 

MAIN WASH:

Full wash cycle

40-60 degrees with detergent (dosage recommended by your detergent manufacturer)

1 Full dose on a cotton, everyday or heavy cycle on your machine or by the detergent manufacturers guidlines for load amount

Add a stain removal if necessary if insert has not already been pre-treated.

DO NOT USE fabric softeners/ Bleach/ Vinegar/household cleaning product

 

DRY:

Hang nappies and inserts on clothes line in shade to dry- hang by pegging front and back of nappy sideways to avoid over stretching of elastics, or lay then over the runs of a clothes horse to avoid over stretching of the elastics

or

Tumble dry on a low heat ONLY (This should only be done occasionally. It's best to hang on a clothes airer/horse for best results)

 

Please Note-

Do not exceed clothes dryer speeds of 800 RPM, as excessive speeds can over stretch the elastics

Do not wash the nappy shells, wet bag or swim nappies on a hot wash any more than 60 degrees as this can delaminate the water resistant lining and will void your warranty. To avoid damaging or fading fabrics, do not soak in chemicals or bleaches.

Nappy rash, skin barrier creams are fine to use but will require a warm to hot wash to remove oil and zinc residue that will impact absorbency. We recommend using a liner with nappy creams - we DO NOT recommend using 'flushable' liners as these are misleading and not to be flushed in toilets. We reccommend using a micro fleece liner which can be reused by washing with your nappies.

Using certain pegs or clothes pins on inserts can cause snags in the fabric which will evenutate to a small hole or runs in the fabrics. The same goes for our athletic wicking jersey fabric. 

Do NOT wash your cloth nappies with other clothing items such as baby clothes with velcro, velcro bibs, broken zippers, buttons that are the loose kind or velcro nappies with no wash tabs attached as this can cause damage to the athletic wicking jersey fabric and void your warranty. Wash cloths, tea towels, baby clothes, undies, socks, kids clothing that’s small are all good items to bulk a nappy wash with and give great agitation to get the nappies clean.